January is always a big transfer window for Premier League clubs whether they are trying to find that striker to battle against relegation or the centre-back that can sure up their defence for a title charge. It is always busy and as always there have been some bargains and some terrible over-priced purchases too.
Here are all 31 Premier League Purchases this window:
Cohen Bramall (Hednesford Town to Arsenal) – A strange transfer from Arsene Wenger as he signed non-league Bramall as his only signing this window. The left back has impressed in non-league football but could one day turn out to be an Arsenal star.
Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United to Bournemouth) – After plans to get Asmir Begovic from Chelsea failed, Bournemouth have looked to league one goalkeeper Ramsdale who has shown a lot of promise at Bramall Lane and only cost the Cherries £1m.
Joey Barton (Unattached to Burnley) – After an unsuccessful spell in Scotland Barton is back. Having had a very good season with Burnley last season and helping them get promotion Sean Dyche jumped at the opportunity to get him back.
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa to Burnley) – For only £5m Ashley Westwood is a bargain for Burnley however it is hard to see where he will fit in with Keane and Mee doing such a good job for Burnley at the back. Squad depth is critical in the Premier League and he is another good player Burnley can use.
Robbie Brady (Norwich to Burnley) – One of the more expensive purchases of the window with brady joining Burnley for £13m. This seems a lot for a championship player but after losing out on Snodgrass you can see why Dyche wanted to get him in.
Jeff Schlupp (Leicester to Crystal Palace) – Big Sam is spending lots of money and £12.5m for Jeffrey Schlupp is certainly not a bargain. For a man who has failed to get into the Leicester line-up, it seems a lot of money and Palace will be in trouble if they go down.
Van Aanholt (Sunderland to Crystal Palace) – Another big money signing from Palace however this looks to be a very good signing. Palace who have spent £12m on Van Aanholt think he is the key to solving their defensive problems.
Luka Milivojevic (Olympiakos to Crystal Palace) – Another purchase above the £10m mark with Luka costing Palace £11m which brings their spending up to £35m. Playing in midfield Palace will hope 25-year-old Luka Milivojevic can improve the balance in their team.
Ademola Lookman (Charlton to Everton) – For a league 1 player, £10m is a lot to pay. However he may have already repaid some of his fee for his goal against Manchester City which made it 4-0. The pacey striker has scored heaps of goal in League 1 and could provide back up to Lukaku.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United to Everton) – Schneiderlin was clearly looking for a way out of United and after rejecting West Brom he got a move to Everton. However he didn’t come cheaply costing Everton £22m. He should help sure up their midfield.
Markus Henriksen (AZ Alkmaar to Hull City) – The Norwegian has made the switch to the Premier League and looks set to help Hull climb out of the relegation spots. The 24-year-old cost Hull £4.5m which will encourage the supporters that the club is spending money.
Evandro (FC Porto to Hull City) – Hull have signed the 30-year-old attacking midfielder to bolster their attacking options. The Brazilian was bought for £2m which is quite a lot considering his career is close to the end.
Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk to Leicester) – Claudio Ranieri is looking to strengthen his struggling Leicester side. With Vardy not having a good season they are looking elsewhere for goals. Ndidi comes at the price of £14m but was completed early in the window so a lot less than he would have cost if they bought him on the 31st.
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras to Manchester City) – The new City man seems to have settled in well as he scored and assisted in City’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham. He is going to have to do more than that to prove his £27m price tag. However at only 19 he has a lot of time to prove it.
Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa to Middlesbrough) – Gestede is back in the Premier League after being relegated with Aston Villa. Boro are the league’s lowest scoring team and will hope that Gestede can change that. It cost Boro £6m to prize him away from Villa and they’ll hope he’ll be worth every penny.
Patrick Bamford (Chelsea to Middlesbrough) – Some superb business here from Chelsea. Having bought Bamford for only £1.5m in 2012 and loaning him out to 6 different clubs they are now selling him for £6m. Bamford never managed a Premier League game for Chelsea but Boro will hope that he is the way forward having scored 17 goals for them in 2014.
Adlene Guedioura (Watford to Middlesbrough) – Another player joins the exodus from Watford. Guedioura played a lot for the Hornets but it seemed to never work out. Costing only £3m Karanka will look to get the best out of him.
Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli to Southampton) – The 6 ft 1 striker looks like a good solution to the injury worries faced with Charlie Austin. However he did not come cheaply costing Saints a whopping £17m. The 25-year-old scored 15 times for Napoli last season and Southampton will hope that he can repeat that form.
Lee Grant (Derby County to Stoke City) – Having joined on loan in the summer to cover the injury of Jack Butland, Grant has settled in very well and has become a regular starter. Mark Hughes decided to buy him on a permanent deal and got him for only £1.3m as Derby knew that his contract was out in the summer so it was £1.3m now or nothing in the Summer.
Saido Berahino (West Brom to Stoke City) – Berahino has finally managed to get out of the Hawthorns but it is a good lesson on how not to leave a club. Although he is not moving to his desired Tottenham it will give Saido a good chance to restart his career. West Brom will be regretful that they didn’t take Spurs’ £25m bid in the summer but will be glad that they got £12m for the striker.
Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo (Everton to Sunderland) – Both Gibson and Oviedo have ended their spells in merseyside and have headed up to Sunderland. Both in search of more game time and being seen as extras by Ronald Koeman. Together they cost £8.7m which is quite a lot for two players that haven’t had much game time this season.
Luciano Narsingh (PSV to Swansea) – Narsingh had a very impressive, winning debut for Swansea as they beat Southampton. The ex-PSV player has a lot of speed as is an absolute bargain at only £4.5m. Hopefully he will add an extra element to Swansea’s game as they battle against relegation.
Martin Olsson (Norwich City to Swansea) – Another player to switch Norwich for a Premier League team. Olsson impressed many clubs as he fought for Norwich when they went down. A move to the Premier League has always been on the cards for him. At only £4m it looks to be a good deal as Swansea continue to bring in good players relatively cheaply.
Tom Carroll (Tottenham to Swansea) – Having tried on multiple occasions to get consistent game time for Spurs Carroll has opted for a switch. He has changed his game from a deep-lying midfielder into an attacking player. As everyone knows goals are critical to surviving in the Premier League. Spurs will feel hard done by as they only got £5m for the promising midfielder.
Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa to Swansea) – Swansea have signed another Ayew. After Jordan Ayew was unable to keep Villa up he has been looking for a Premier League swap. Villa who were having a mini clearout clearly view him as an extra player who isn’t needed. As part of the deal Neil Taylor has joined Villa alongside £5m for Ayew.
Jake Livermore (Hull to West Brom) – After having three bids rejected for Morgan Schneiderlin West Brom looked to alternatives and Livermore fitted the bill. A player to add another dimension to Tony Pulis’ Baggies side. For only £10m it looks a very good buy to see West Brom get their highest PL finish since they rejoined the league.
Jose Fonte (Southampton to West Ham) – It shocked a lot of football fans when the Saints captain handed in his transfer request. Having been a stalwart in the Saints defence for so long it seemed strange. West Ham have got a solid defender but may have overpaid especially as Fonte is 33 and £8m is a lot of money.
Robert Snodgrass (Hull to West Ham) – After Dimitri Payet was sold for £27m West Ham went in search of a replacement playmaker and Snodgrass is just that. For £10.1m Snodgrass is a bargain and has helped Hull stay in contention with his free-kicks and attacking play. West Ham should be very excited.
Article by @GusSkinner