The top five Premier League transfers in January (2024)
Despite the splurge in recent years, the winter market in English football’s top flight has been relatively soft. As teams began to feel the pressure of Financial Fair Play, few transfers came through.
This has left some Premier League teams short-staffed in certain areas, while other clubs have been creative in improving their teams’ standings. These transfers could have an impact when the season ends in May.
With that said, here are the top five transfers from January, ranked on how well they performed.
5 – Kalvin Phillips Transfer to West Ham United
Although Calvin Phillips has struggled at Manchester City, he has enough quality to be an asset to any Premier League team. The midfielder joins West Ham on loan which will help their midfield department in the competition, although the lack of a permanent option makes the deal far from perfect.
4 – Morgan Rodgers to Aston Villa
Aston Villa looked to strengthen their short and long-term options when they brought in Morgan Rodgers from Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old has impressed in his short time in the North East, showing plenty of potential that Villa are hoping to tap into.
3 – Valentin Barco to Brighton and Hove Albion
Players of Football Manager will be familiar with Valentin Barco, with the video game series believing he has the potential to impress in the top flight. The left-back ended up in Europe, joining Brighton, who have the ability to develop these players into stars.
2 – Adam Walton moves to Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have a good record of winning the Championship and they may have done it again by poaching Adam Walton from Blackburn Rovers. The 19-year-old has been rising up the rankings and can prove himself in the Premier League.
1 – Radu Dragusin Transfer Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham missed out on two centre-backs in the summer but quickly rectified the situation by bringing in Radu Dragusin from Genoa in the winter market. The 21-year-old has shown plenty of potential and for a fee of around £26m, this could be a steal.