The smartest transfers are not always among the expensive ones!
Clubs conventionally use the January transfer window to fil gaps in their squads and prepare for the second half of the season.
This year, Chelsea challenged that definition by spending £323m on eight new signings. But today, we are not intending to discuss big-money moves.
Here are five transfers from the 2023 January transfer window that we consider bargain deals.
5- Craig Dawson (West Ham to Wolves, £3.3m)
West Ham admitted they were reluctant to allow Dawson’s exit. He left West Ham for “”personal reasons”” as Wolves added an experienced defender to their ranks.
4- Josip Juranovic (Celtic to Union Berlin, £7.5m)
Juranovic’s impressive World Cup campaign with Croatia convinced Union to sign him from Celtic.
3- Memphis Depay (Barcelona to Atletico Madrid, £2.6m)
Depay’s lack of game time at Barcelona forced him to seek a move away from the club. Atletico stepped in to sign another underpriced forward from their La Liga rivals.
2- Harrison Ashby (West Ham to Newcastle, £3m)
Ashby’s contract was set to expire in the summer. The Magpies used the opportunity to sign the promising defender at a low price.
1- Joao Cancelo (Manchester City to Bayern Munich, Loan)
Bayern completed a shock loan deal for the Man City star amid reports of his fallout with Pep Guardiola. The Bavarians have also included a £62m option to sign Cancelo on a permanent deal next summer.