As we enter the last week of the January transfer window, moves are beginning to gather pace.
There are plenty of dramatic rumours floating around about potential blockbuster transfers, but what about moves that have actually happened? Here is a list of 10 done deals from the last week that you may have missed!
1. Robin Olsen
To: Aston Villa
The Swedish goalkeeper continues his loan adventures in the UK, after spending the second-half of last season with Everton and the first-half of this season with Sheffield United. He was recalled from that move to join Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa where he will serve as understudy to the magnificent Emi Martinez.
2. Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac became a cult hero at Arsenal for his physical prowess both on and off the field (the way he confronted wouldbe thieves on the street, scaring them off, was instantly iconic), but he fell behind in the pecking order under Mikel Arteta because of injuries and new signings being better. His contrat was terminated, allowing him to join fellow Arsenal reject Matteo Guendouzi at Marseille.
3. Amin Younes
The one-time Ajax prodigy, Amin Younes never really worked out as a Napoli player nor did he thrive on loan to Frankfurt, which explains why the Italian side were happy to end his loan in Germany and then let him leave to join Al-Ettifaq in Saudi Arabia for free.
4. Pablo Mari
Arsenal signed the elegant Pablo Mari to add a sense of serenity and ball-playing to their back-line. And, well, then Gabriel turned out to be way better than any of them expected and Pablo Mari was worse. So now he’s off to Udinese, looking to revitalise his career.
5. Hannes Wolf
From: Borussia Monchengladbach
Hannes Wolf is an attacking midfielder who, having fallen down the pecking order at Gladbach, has joined Swansea on loan in the Championship where he will hope to revitalise himself under Russell Martin’s leadership.
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6. Eliaquim Mangala
Remember Eliaquim Mangala? The former Manchester City defender is still only 30 but was out of contract having left Valencia in the summer. Saint-Etienne have picked him up on a free transfer.
7. Sergio Rico
Sergio Rico has endured some positive loan spells away from PSG and with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas ahead of him in Paris will he hoping to shine on loan back in his native Spain with Mallorca.
8. Dario Benedetto
To: Boca Juniors
Dario Benedetto won two straight Primera Division’s with Boca Juniors five years ago before moving to Marseille to try and make it happpen in Europe. The move has turned sour and he spent the first-half of this season on loan at Elche. Marseille recalled him, however, so they could sell him back to Boca where, at 31, he will hope to maybe add a couple more titles.
9. Dylan Williams
Chelsea’s left-back situation is pretty grim with everyone injured and when everyone is fit things aren’t miles better either. The Blues have pulled off a bit of forward planning here by signing Dylan Williams from Derby. The 18-year-old is unlikely to feature this season or maybe even next but the Blues will be developing him in the background so next time they need someone to call on, he’ll be there.
10. Jeremie Boga
Jeremie Boga has been quality for Sassuolo. The Ivorian international is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations, but the deal was mostly wrapped up before the tournament and has just been made official. Boga loves a dribble and should fit in nicely with high-flying Atalanta.