It feels as if this year’s January transfer window gently closed rather than slammed shut, such was the lack of spending from some of the Premier League’s big hitters.
Of the infamous ‘Big Six’, only Manchester City and Tottenham made signings in January as teams across Europe looked to stay within the parameters of Financial Fair Play (FFP).
However, there was still a number of major moves made across Europe and indeed the world.
Foxsports.com.au takes a look at 10 of the biggest transfers in January in a mix of transfer fee size, significance and surprise value.
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Radu Dragusin - Genoa to Tottenham ($AUD49m)
If any doubters needed to see the pulling power of Ange Postecoglou, the deal to bring Radu Dragusin to Tottenham for $AUD49 million provided all the evidence needed.
Injuries to Cristian Romero and Mickey Van de Ven, Tottenham’s starting pair at the heart of defence, made reinforcements at centre back a priority for Postecoglou in the January window.
Several names had been thrown around in the rumour mill, but it was Dragusin who emerged out of nowhere as Postecoglou’s ideal choice to boost his defensive stocks.
It looked like it would be a straightforward deal to sign the Romanian international from Genoa, but Bayern Munich threatenedRead on foxsports.com.au