January deadline transfer window which is always known for its rush in the signing of new players both on a permanent basis and loan move was on a very low key this year 2021.
To say this year’s January transfer deadline day was too quiet would be an understatement because it was very poor. Regardless of the low rush to signing players, some clubs still managed to sign few players.
According to Deloitte, £70m was spent this time way down on the £230m paid out last year. Reigning champions Liverpool gave most of the interest. They signed two centre-backs within a couple of hours to ease their defensive problems following Joel Matip’s sudden injury news.
The volume of transfers in January 2021 across the other four ‘big five’ European leagues was just over half their previous three-year average for January., while transfer spends in the January window has plunged from a collective 660m euros to €195m across the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.
English Premier League Deadline Transfers
Bournemouth’s Joshua King Joined Everton while Liverpool star Takumi Minamino joined Southampton. Comparing this year’s deadline transfer with the other years shows this years own is very poor.
Liverpool turned to the Championship and the Bundesliga to bolster their injury-hit defence. They signed Ben Davies from Preston for £2m, and Turkey’s Ozan Kabak arrived on loan from Schalke.
Brighton’s capture of highly-rated Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo and Everton’s signing of King was the only other permanent moves. Caicedo joined Seagulls from Independiente del Valle for £4m.
Newcastle United signed Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock on loan till the end of the season while Ainsley Maitland-Niles joined West Brom on loan.
West Brom also signed midfielder Okay Yokuslu from Celta Vigo on loan. Fulham was also in the market in the deadline day as they bolstered their attacking options with the signing former Sunderland striker Josh Maja from Bordeaux.
The two biggest deals completed in the whole window were Man Utd’s signing of Amad Diallo. United paid Atalanta an initial £19m for the winger, with a further £18.2m in add-ons – and West Ham’s also signed Said Benrahma from Brentford for £20m, of which the two deals were agreed last summer.
Aston Villa’s signing of midfielder Morgan Sanson from Marseille for £14m was the only other major deal done in January.
English Skybet Championship Deadline Transfers
The Championship side Watford signed Bergkamp and Pochettino, but it wasn’t the Arsenal legend or the former Argentina defender who moved to the Hornets. It was their sons.
Nineteen-year-old winger D’Margio Wright-Phillips – son of Shaun Wright-Phillips, the son who is 19-years-old D’Margio Wright-Phillips moved from Manchester City to Stoke City.
Midfielder Mitchel Bergkamp, 22, joined the club on a six-month contract while winger Maurizio Pochettino, 19, signed on a free transfer after leaving Tottenham.
German Bundesliga Deadline Transfers
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira joined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Turkish Super Lig Deadline Transfer
A couple of players left the Premier League to head to Turkey. Everton striker Cenk Tosun joined Besiktas joined on loan while Newcastle full-back DeAndre Yedlin joined Galatasaray on a free transfer.