Top 5 Premier League Winter Transfer Window 2022 Signings
The winter transfer window has seen some big names switch clubs in the middle of the season. A lot can be missed in the hectic transfer activity and so, to help bring you up to date with the biggest deals this window, we at Alley Sport present this article on our Top 5 Winter Transfer Window 2022 Signings in the Premier League so far.
Top 5 Winter Transfer Window 2022 Signings: Judging Criteria
Our top 5 deals this window depend not just solely on a player’s stature or his fame. We have rather compiled a list of the players who we think will have the biggest impact at their respective new clubs. The players who are replacements for other departing players or fill a role that the team severely needs thus rank higher than the ones that have been purely bought to enhance the team’s squad options.
Taking all that into account, here is our list of Top 5 Winter Transfer Window 2022 Signings in the Premier League so far:
5. Chris Wood to Newcastle United
Newcastle moved swiftly to replace injured striker Callum Wilson, with Chris Wood strengthening Eddie Howe’s striking options after the club triggered a release clause for the Burnley player this week. Wood said he was “delighted” to have signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies, who are in desperate need of striking options.
Big things were expected of Newcastle since their takeover. A big Burnley centre-forward might not be the glamorous signing fans would have hoped, but it will definitely help atleast in the short term as the Magpies fight relegation.
4. Lucas Digne to Aston Villa
Aston Villa signed Everton left-back Lucas Digne in a deal worth up to £25m just last week. The move follows several days of negotiations, in which Villa beat off interest from Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham for the former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona defender. Digne said manager Steven Gerrard was “the main factor” behind his decision to move to Villa.
A player of Digne’s pedigree and quality in the January window is a great addition to the Clarets’ squad and his arrival should excite everyone associated with Aston Villa, especially for a bargain fee of just over twenty million.
3. Anwar El Ghazi to Aston Villa
Dutch international Anwar El Ghazi went the opposite way of Lucas Digne as he joined Everton from Villa on loan till the end of the season. El Ghazi became Everton’s third signing of the January transfer window after the arrivals of Ukraine left-back Vitalii Mykolenko and Scotland right-back Nathan Patterson.
The 26-year-old has scored just one goal in nine Premier League appearances this season. A player who proclaims “I will work hard and give everything I have. That is the least you can expect from a player” is definitely someone passionate enough to feature in our top 5 signings we feel.
2. Kieran Trippier to Newcastle
Newcastle United made their first signing under their new Saudi ownership right at the start of January, with England star Kieran Trippier joining in a £12million deal from Atletico Madrid. The club’s new owners – led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – have given Howe their backing this window and have made a statement signing in landing right-back Trippier from La Liga champions Atletico on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The fact that this will arguably be Newcatle’s first quality player in defense for a while helps him feature as number 2 in our top 5 Winter Transfer Window 2022 Signings.
1. Philippe Coutinho to Aston Villa
In a move that came as a shock to many, Barcelona’s attacking midfielder Phil Coutinho moved to Villa Park on loan till the end of the season. The loan comes with an option to buy for £33m at the end of the six months. The Brazil international said that it was clear that he wanted to be there after speaking to Steven Gerrard about his and the club’s ambitions.
The surprising nature of the deal, in which Villa have arguably signed one of the Premier League’s former heroes on a bargain is what gets Coutinho top spot in our Winter Transfer Window 2022 rankings.
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