So the January Transfer window came to a dramatic close but when the dust settled there really wasn’t that much action.
There was a lot of talk and a lot of speculation with deals on, off along with players turning up where they shouldn’t have. In the end there were a lot of loan deals done, some departures and some low key transfers. The big clubs didn’t get involved with the deadline day apart from Arsenal, who signed Spanish left back Nacho Monreal, as the injury to Kieran Gibbs forced their hand. The thought of Andre Santos playing for the next three weeks was not one Arsenal fans were looking to see materialize.
The other big permanent deals were QPR’s signings of Jermaine Jenas and Christopher Samba. Stoke City’s capture of the rising talent that is Jack Butland, who it was nice to see made a move for footballing reasons and not a money motivated one, and American Brek Shea. Danny Graham signed for Sunderland and Luciano Becchio moved to Norwich. There were also some more minor moves with Villa, Everton and Newcastle adding some players for the future more than the now.
Fulham added Three players to their squad on loan with Urby Emanuelson looking to be the pick of the lot. QPR also loaned in Andros Townsend while Wigan loan in former player Paul Scharner. Lastly and possibly leastly, Aston Villa loaned in Simon Dawkins from Tottenham.
Like I said at the beginning, when the dust settled, this January Transfer window was nothing special.
Here is a full run down on the coming ins to the Premiership on Deadline Day.
Arsenal Nacho Monreal from Malaga
Aston Villa Yacouba Sylla from Clermont; Simon Dawkins from Tottenham on loan
Everton John Stones from Barnsley
Fulham Urby Emanuelson from AC Milan on loan; Eyong Enoh from Ajax on loan; Stanislav Manolev from PSV Eindhoven on loan
Newcastle Kevin Mbabu from Servette
Norwich Luciano Becchio from Leeds
QPR; Jermaine Jenas from Tottenham; Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala; Andros Townsend from Tottenham on loan
Stoke Jack Butland from Birmingham; Brek Shea from FC Dallas
Sunderland Danny Graham from Swansea
Wigan Paul Scharner from Hamburg on loan