Premier League January Transfers

The Premier League Transfer Round Up

The January transfer window closed at 11:00PM GMT last night for the Premier League, with some frantic trading for the big spenders. The biggest news of all was the transfer of Fernando Torres from Liverpool to Chelsea for a reported British record fee of fifty million pounds (roughly AU$80 million). There were also big moves in the other direction with Liverpool picking Andy Carroll from Newcastle for 35 million pounds (AU$56 million) and Luis Suarez from Ajax for 22.7 million pounds (AU$36.32 million)

fernando-torres

Fernando Torres moves from Liverpool to Chelsea for a record British fee

The Torres move is very interesting, he started in the Premier League like a superstar, but has been off form for some time. He didn’t have a good World Cup, so maybe this could be a good move for both Liverpool and Torres. We understand Liverpool were loath to let him go, but when he put in a transfer request, it is always hard to keep a player that does not want to stay. Picking up two strikers to replace him should see Liverpool safe and may be the shake up that Anfield needs. Newcastle will miss the presence of Andy Carroll as has been evidenced by their form when he has been out injured.

Apart from Chelsea, none of the the top five clubs opened their cheque books, despite the raging gaps in Arsenal‘s defence and Manchester City‘s normal big spending.  Most of the top five used the period to put young players out on loan and dispose of some deadwood. With Arsenal putting almost a whole teams worth of youth talent temporarily at other clubs.

Here is a summary of the movements for the top five clubs

Manchester United

In Out To/From Fee
James Chester Hull Undisclosed
Ben Amos Oldham Loan
Joe Dudgeon Carlisle Loan
Cameron Stewart Hull Undisclosed

Arsenal

Kyle Bartley Rangers Loan
Benik Afobe Huddersfield Loan
Cedric Evina Oldham Free
Carlos Vela West Bromwich Albion Loan
Craig Eastmond Millwall Loan
Henry Lansbury Norwich Loan
Aaron Ramsey Cardiff Loan
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Cardiff Loan
Vito Mannone Hull Loan

Manchester City

David Gonzalez Leeds Loan
David Ball Peterborough Undisclosed
Javan Vidal Chesterfield Loan
Abdisalam Ibrahim Scunthorpe Undisclosed
Roque Santa Cruz Blackburn Loan
Wayne Bridge West Ham Loan
Ben Mee Leicester Loan

Chelsea

David Luiz Benfica £21.3M = AU$34.08M
Jacob Mellis Barnsley Loan
Daniel Sturridge Bolton Loan
Fernando Torres Liverpool £50M = AU$80
Gael Kakuta Fulham Loan
Patrick van Aanholt Leicester Loan
Danny Philliskirk Sheffield Loan
Ben Gordon Scunthorpe Loan

Tottenham

Jamie O’Hara Wolves Loan
Tommy Carroll Leyton Orient Loan
Ryan Mason Doncaster Loan
David Bentley Birmingham Loan
Harry Kane Leyton Orient Loan
Jonathan Obika Peterborough Loan
Giovani dos Santos Racing Santander Loan

By Max Power
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