The January transfer window has just slammed down. After a month of speculations and negotiations, while clubs have
managed to get from the market what they were looking for, some have not.
During this transfer window, we say Manchester United breaking their tradition of not signing in measure player by capture of Juan Mata. Both Milan based clubs were also very much active during past one month as the likes of Adil Rami, Keisuke Honda, Tarabt, Hernanes arrived at the Fashion Capital. As the clubs in EPL and Serie A were busy in reshaping their squads, La Liga clubs were surprisingly silent during the whole month.
THT is on hand to take you through the top 5 transfers. While ranking them transfers we have taken into account the player’s importance to his new club, his overall quality and of course the transfer value.
5. Radja Nainggolan (Cagliari to AS Roma)
Radja has been the most important player of Cagliari’s impressive displays of last two seasons and Roma have beaten the likes of Napoli and Juve for his signature.
To fund Radja’s loan of 3 millions, Roma sold Bradley to Toronto FC for 7.3 millions. Shrewd peace of business.
The Belgian international is considered as one of the most exciting central midfielders of world football and he will definitely add more depth to this already gifted Roma midfield.
4. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United to PSG)
Cabaye has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League for some years now. His defensive industry, excellent passing range and eye for goal will certainly make PSG the more serious contenders in Europe going forward.
There is also the fact that €24 million is quite an investment in a 28-year-old.
3. Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow to AC Milan)
AC Milan made some horrendous mistakes during summer transfer window. Now with capture of Keisuke Honda for free, they have learnt their lesson it seems. the 27-year-old Japan international is an intelligent, versatile and technically gifted attacking midfielder.
Along with his fellow new comer Adil Rami, Honda is more than capable of turning AC Milan’s forgettable season into a memorable one,
2. Juan Mata (Chelsea to Manchester United)
Juan Mata is certainly one of the most talented attacking midfielders in the world. The Spaniard was deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea by Jose Mourinho and no other club than Manchester United was in need of a player who can turn their season around.
— TheHardTackle (@TheHardTackle) January 30, 2014
The Blues received €45 million for Mata and meanwhile, Spain international can now look forward to first-team football in this, a World Cup year.
1. Hernanes (SS Lazio to Inter Milan)
Fortunes of Inter Milan have only gone downwards since their conquering of Europe in 2010. Eric Thohir has taken the reigns at Appiano Gentile now and there is no better way than signing a truly world class midfielder to make a statement of intent.
His vision, two-footedness, intelligent brain and incredible strength has been the back bone of Stadio Olimpico side and he will hope to reproduce his best form at the San Siro. If his capture helps to ensure European football next year for Inter, then he’ll prove to be worth a lot more than €20m.