Premier League Transfer Window Round-up

Sesha Subramanian provides a roundup of the biggest moves in the January transfer window.

Sesha Subramanian
10th February 2020
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The January window is typically not the time that many teams make crucial buys to strengthen their team. Some notable exceptions like Virgil Van Dijk moving from Southampton to Liverpool do exist but by and large, most teams stick to what they have.

However, the 2020 winter window has seen some notable activity as teams in the Premier League look to bolster their line-ups for the second half of the season. Here's a look at some of the key transfers into and out of the Premier League

Takumi Minamino (RB Salzburg to Liverpool FC)

Japanese midfielder Takumi Minamino made the switch from Austria to England as Jurgen Klopp's side roll on towards the Premier League title. Having impressed against Liverpool during the Champions League group stages, Minamino would be looking to prove a bargain for the £7.5 million the Reds paid to sign him.

Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United)

Not to be outdone by their arch-rivals, United signed attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes who netted 39 goals in 83 appearances for the Portuguese side and is also a full-fledged international. He would be looked upon as one of the key players of this United team with his responsibility being to add creativity and goals from midfield in addition to supplying the front three. In addition to Bruno, United also signed former Watford striker Odion Ighalo to add something to a depleted strike force.

Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares (Flamengo and Southampton to Arsenal respectively)

Badly in need of defensive reinforcements, new manager Mikel Arteta decided to complete loan deals for centre-back Pablo Mari (who won the Brazilian title and the Copa Libertadores with Flamengo this past season) as well as for Southampton right-back Cedric. With these signings, Arteta could try and stem the leakage that has become a staple with any Arsenal defence in recent years.

Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes (PSV Eindhoven, Real Betis and Benfica respectively to Tottenham Hotspur)

Jose Mourinho set about adding attacking flair to his new club as Spurs splashed the cash to make Lo Celso's loan deal permanent as well as facilitating the arrival of Bergwijn and Fernandes. With the long-term injury to Harry Kane forcing the manager to look for goals from other players in the side, Bergwijn's debut goal against Man City will have been a good omen for The Special One.

Other Notable transfers into the league:

Danny Drinkwater and Pepe Reina on loan deals to Aston Villa; Cenk Tosun on loan from Everton to Crystal Palace; Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb and Valentino Lazaro on loan to Newcastle United; Daniel Podence from Olympiakos to Wolves.

Notable Outgoing Transfers:

Inter Milan was the focus of the Premier League as Antonio Conte raided a few of his former hunting grounds to bolster his squad and try to challenge Juventus in the league. Manchester United's Ashley Young joined Tottenham's Christian Eriksen in the blue and black side of the Italian city, along with former Chelsea winger Victor Moses. Manchester City left-back Angelino found himself sent to Leipzig on loan and Wolves' Patrick Cutrone returned to Italy with Fiorentina, barely six months after joining the club.

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