Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

Mousa Dembele is closing in on a Tottenham exit as he is set for an £11 million move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Although he was set to leave on a free at the end of the season, this is a bitter blow for Spurs and questions will be asked if a replacement isn’t brought in. There has been an emphasis on Mauricio Pochettino to trim the squad, but this is a key player departing the club. Since …
Top 5 January Transfer Window Rumours

Top 5 January Transfer Window Rumours

It is that time of year again, and unsurprisingly rumours are rife. Who will move, where will they go and how much will it cost their new team to snare them successfully? Whispers and gossip are emanating from every club, fan and football pundit on the planet with some likely to be proven to be bang on the money and other rumours coming to nothing more than a hopeful shadow. Here are some of the January transfer window rumours to …
EPL Transfer Watch: Possible January Window Transfer Deals

EPL Transfer Watch: Possible January Window Transfer Deals

That time of constantly checking your phone to see if your club has brought in another superstar (or sold your favourite player) is around the corner. Yes, it’s now just a matter of weeks before the January transfer window opens. At this point, it’s safe to say that all teams in the English Premier League have finalized their ‘wish lists’ and are just waiting for the window to open so that they approach the players they need. Though no team …
The Courtship of Eden Hazard

The Courtship of Eden Hazard

"I don't want to say, 'yes, I am signing a new contract' and then in the end I don't end up signing. I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.” Eden Hazard made that statement early last week when asked …
Premier League January transfers: Who? Where? Why?

Premier League January transfers: Who? Where? Why?

Now that the January transfer window closed on Tuesday, we are finally aware of which players will play where. Some of the biggest surprises is probably the fact that the top six went for a new record – their combined spending were barely above 40.000 pounds this month. That noted, the entire sum came from Arsenal alone – they signed Cohen Bramall who went into football after a lackluster career of a car factory worker. If not for anything else, …
Meet Liverpool and Manchester City target Leroy Sane

Meet Liverpool and Manchester City target Leroy Sane

Schalke 04 winger Leroy Sane has attracted the attention of a number of leading clubs since bursting onto the scene last season. His swashbuckling displays have caught the eye of many an admirer and it emerged that Liverpool made an enquiry about him during the summer that Schalke rebuffed. Now though, with the January transfer window open, interest in him has reignited with Manchester City rumoured to have joined Liverpool in the group of clubs keen to recruit the young …
Premier League January Transfer Window Roundup & Analysis

Premier League January Transfer Window Roundup & Analysis

The January transfer window is now closed, Sky Sports News are reporting a total spend of £127.8m by Premier League clubs. This is more than double the 2012 January transfer window but around half of the spend from 2011 - although that was largely due to Chelsea and Liverpool spending over £100m between them! The graph below shows the total incoming and outgoing players for each club, QPR were the busiest club with 11 players out and 6 players in.  Freeing up …