The winter transfer deadline day is upon the Premier League sides. British sides are scrambling to get the right player in and the less than useful players out. Here are the biggest transfers that have happened, or still have a chance of being confirmed in the very near future.
Already confirmed before the transfer deadline
Some important transfer deals have already been agreed. Some of these players have even had a chance to play for their new clubs. Chelsea has been the busiest team in the market. They’ve brought in Gonzalo Higuain from AC Milan. Higuain will be replacing Alvaro Morata, who has signed for La Liga’s Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal is beefing up their midfield line with the loan of Barcelona’s Denis Suarez. The Spaniard will be reuniting with manager Unai Emery, whom he worked with at Sevilla. Suarez is also the biggest name Emery has signed since his arrival at the Emirates.
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Wolves have enjoyed a terrific return to the Premier League. The stability will also include their current squad. Jonny Castro Otto is rewarded with a full-time role after the club has agreed to pay Atletico Madrid £15m to secure his services.
Deals going down in the last hours of the transfer deadline day
The transfer window closes on 23:00 GMT on January 31st, 2019. Tradition has shown that clubs will go down to the wire to secure a potential deal. Typically negotiations are underway within the final hours, with some panic moves made in past years.
The biggest news is that of Marouane Fellaini‘s imminent departure from Manchester United. His destination is likely to be a club from the Chinese Super League. Fellaini arrived in 2014 at Old Trafford. Despite rarely being one of the Red Devils’ fans most popular players, the Belgium midfielder has often made a powerful impact. However, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rarely used him since taking the bench and Fellaini’s days with Manchester United could be numbered.
Michi Batshuayi is looking to return to the Premier League on a permanent deal. The Chelsea loanee is linked with a move to either Everton or West Ham. This would not be the first time the Blues’ have parted with a talented Belgium forward. Will they end up regretting their decision?
Callum Hudson-Odoi is fighting for his move to Bayern Munchen. But, as things stand, Chelsea looks unwilling to sell. The winger did not feature in the Blues’ 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth. However, manager Maurizio Sarri claims the player will be part of the club’s future.
Several transfers are likely to be wrapped up before the transfer deadline day is done. Other negotiations are likely to spill within the following months and result in deals in the next transfer window.