Top Winter Signings In Premier League: 5 best signings in the month of January in the history of the Premier League considering their effect.
Winter transfer windows are not so happening and sensational in comparison to the summer transfer window which also happens for a longer period of time.
Many teams are not ready to send away their crucial players in the midst of the season as it could de-stabilize their plans and an instant replacement is hard to find since the transfer window is only for a month.
Plus there are no pre-season breaks which could give players a significant period of time to gel with the rest of the team. Hence, many times, only certain agreements are met which are fulfilled in the next window.
However, there have been times when there have been massive transfers in the month of January and some have gone on to be crucial players in the history of the Premier League.
Hence we list out the 5 best signings by Premier League clubs in month of January, as we are amidst the less glamorous month of transfers.
5. Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill has been one of the best signings made by Chelsea and certainly, he was a crucial player for the Blues in defence. The English defender signed for the London based club in January 2012 for just £7 million.
Indeed a good signing by the then manager Andre Villa Baos. He slotted into the centre of Chelsea’s defence quickly and was pivotal to the team winning their maiden Champions League title just four months after his arrival.
He further went on to win two Premier League titles in 2014 and 2017 and becoming captain of the Blues. The 34-year-old centre back’s time at Chelsea came to end in the summer of 2019 after his contract came to an end.
The success Chelsea achieved in this decade, Cahill has been a vital part of it, he even remained with them in their tough times, which made him the legend at the club. He is now applying his trade at Crystal Palace.