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5 – Liverpool
The winter transfer market becomes an ideal opportunity for coach Jurgen Klopp to add forces. The absence of the duo Mohamed Salah – Sadio Mane because he was busy attending the CAN Cup made The Kop lack of elements in attack.
Luis Diaz caught the eye of the Anfield team after a series of excellent performances in the Porto shirt. The Colombian striker contributed 16 goals and 6 assists in 28 matches for Porto.
After many negotiations, Liverpool officially successfully owned Diaz’s signature. The Kop spent 45 million euros to bring the 25-year-old striker to Anfield, only half of the original price from Porto of 80 million euros.
4 – Barcelona
Barcelona’s attack suffered a great loss when Sergio Aguero retired due to heart problems. Rookie Memphis Depay is in erratic form, while striker Luuk de Jong is quite out of place in the tactical system.
Those are the reasons why Xavi Hernandez decided to supplement the home team’s firepower with a series of quality rookies. Barcelona owns the signature of Ferran Torres from Man City with a contract worth 55 million euros.
The Nou Camp home team also added speed and strength to the attacking front when asking to borrow Adama Traore from Wolves until the end of this season.
The next hot deal is striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon striker joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Arsenal.
In the opposite direction, Barcelona successfully pushed the “debt” Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa. Besides, two faces, Alex Collado and Inaki Pena, were also pushed away on loan.
Owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have made no secret of their ambition to strengthen Aston Villa. The Villa Park team made a big splash when they successfully recruited Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona.
Coutinho immediately proved his worth when contributing 1 goal, 1 assist in the 2-2 draw between Aston Villa and Man United. Besides the Brazilian midfielder, Steven Gerrard also brought to Villa Park excellent left-back Lucas Digne.
Next, Aston Villa welcomed goalkeeper Robin Olsen to join on loan from AS Roma. Former Arsenal defender Calum Chambers joined Aston Villa on a free basis.
In the opposite direction, Anwar El Ghazi left Villa Park and joined Everton on loan. Defender Axel Tuanzebe moved to Napoli, Matt Targett joined Newcastle United.
2 – Juventus
The Bianconeri experienced a successful winter transfer window. Coach Massimiliano Allegri has released a number of faces that are no longer in the development plan.
The duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Aaron Ramsey left the Old Lady, respectively. Bentancur moved to Tottenham Hotspur, Ramsey joined Rangers on loan until the end of the season. Dejan Kulusevski followed in the footsteps of Bentancur and joined the Rooster.
In the opposite direction, Juventus successfully recruited the famous striker Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina for 75 million euros. The Serbian striker is expected to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.
At the same time, midfielder Denis Zakaria promises to add strength to the Juventus midfield. The Swiss star joined the Old Lady from Borussia Monchengladbach.
1 – Newcastle United
Chess has approved to spend 110 million euros to supplement and refurbish the squad. The English team strengthens the defense with quality signings: Kieran Trippier, Matt Targett and Dan Burn.
On the attacking front, Newcastle recruited Chris Wood from Burnley with a contract worth 30 million euros. The most expected contract when Newcastle recruited midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon.
The ability to hold the ball and lead the play of the Brazilian midfielder promises to be the lifeline to help Newcastle stay in the Premier League successfully this season.