This is what you might have missed on Transfer Deadline Day. 51 most interesting transactions

This is what you might have missed on Transfer Deadline Day. 51 most interesting transactions

The winter Transfer Deadline Day is behind us. On this occasion, we are in a hurry to remind you of the events that took place on January 31, 2023.

The last day of January started surprisingly calmly compared to previous events of this type. For this reason, we expected a transfer offensive in the afternoon and evening hours.

This one appeared and… unfortunately, it did not involve large or surprising operations, which is clearly demonstrated by the number of transactions worth at least ten million euros, of which we recorded only nine.

Thus, a significant part of the transfers at the end of the winter window were those carried out for modest sums or as part of loans with options or obligations to buy.

Therefore, we hasten to remind you of the most interesting operations that may have escaped your attention.


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To begin with, we will take cash transfers as wallpapers. Of these, the closest to reaching the €10 million mark was moving Sasha Lukić from Torino to Fulham, which closed for a total of EUR 9.1 million.

Not much less for a final buyout Antonina Barak from Hellas Verona destined Fiorentina after the Czech midfielder met requirements turning a buyout option into a compulsion. The 28-year-old player joined Viola permanently for €8.5 million.

On Transfer Deadline Day, we saw only three more deals worth at least five million euros.

The first of them was implemented by Sporting, putting EUR 7.5 million of the basic amount on Ousmane Diomande from FC Midtjylland. The Ivorian did not make his debut in the senior team from Denmark, so the latter may feel satisfied with the sum earned for the end of cooperation with the central defender, who, after activating the bonuses, may even become the most expensive player in the history of “Wolves”.

The second was by the Qatari Al-Rayyan, who with a throw on the tape reached for one of the outstanding players of the recent World Cup – Sofiane Boufal from Angers. It cost six million euros.

The 29-year-old winger was not the only Moroccan representative who changed clubs at the end of the window. He also decided to complete the winter move Selim Amalahmoving from Standard Liège to Real Valladolid for a million euros.

The last operation, worth over five million euros, was completed by Lorient. “Korszczuki” decided on it just before the end of the day, because earlier they were inclined to give up the possibility of establishing cooperation with Joel Mugisha Mvuka from Bodø/Glimt after failing his medical tests. In the end, the Ligue 1 side paid €5.5m for the 20-year-old winger, but immediately sent him on loan to his parent team.

When it comes to smaller operations, here it is especially worth mentioning the already mentioned Sporting, which he acquired Hector Bellerin from Barcelona for a million euros.

In addition, our Ekstraklasa also added its two cents to the finish of the winter transfer window by releasing Mateusz Kowalski from Jagiellonia Bialystok and Davo from Wisła Płock. The first went to Parma for a million euros. The second, for around EUR 500,000, joined the Belgian KAS Eupen.


Secondly, we will distinguish several time transfers, which can be divided into three types.

The first refers to the loan of a given player by a given club with the obligation to buy out at the end of the season. The authorities of Tottenham, Bournemouth, OGC Nice and Eintracht Frankfurt decided to implement such a scenario.

“Roosters” reached for this way Pedro Porro from Sporting for five million euros and committed to enter into a definitive relationship with them after an additional €40 million.

Ten million euros less will be spent by “Cherries” in the summer to sign a long-term contract with Hamed Junior Traorè from Sassuolo.

Le Gym, on the other hand, invested EUR 2.5 million in the provisional acquisition of the right to use the services Terem Moffi from Lorient, whom they will buy out in a few months for 22.5 million base sum and five million included in the form of bonuses.

Eintracht Frankfurt will show off the smallest compulsory expenditure from this rate when signing a permanent contract with Philippe Max from PSV Eindhoven.

The second type of transactions cited, on the other hand, refers to the inclusion of a buyout option in the contract, which gives the acquiring party the right to make the final choice as to whether a given player deserves to stay longer in their team.

This solution was used by representatives of Bayern Munich, Augsburg, Roma and Lazio. The “Bavarians” seized the opportunity to reach for João Cancelo from Manchester City. In turn, their local rival brought a gem of Portuguese football to himself – Renato Veiga from Sporting as part of a temporary transfer valid for a year.

As for the two clubs in Rome, they can boast of establishing cooperation with Diego Llorente from Leeds United and Luca Pellegrini from Juventus, who in the coming weeks will fight to gain the trust of trainers, so that they express their willingness to have them in their teams in the next season.

The last type of temporary transactions refers to the implementation of a regular loan, which in theory obliges the player to return to his home team after the end of the temporary transfer period.

Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Espanyol, Betis, Stade Rennais, PSV Eindhoven and Crystal Palace have taken advantage of this option.

Two English teams had to save themselves by bringing in Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich and Keylor Navas with PSG in place of injured players.

The team from Sevilla, on the other hand, was unable to download in any other way Ayoze Pérez from Leicester City. Other teams hope so Denis Suarez from Celta Vigo, DJ Spence from Tottenham, Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Dortmund i Albert Sambi Lokonga from Arsenal will help them achieve the goals set for the ongoing games.


There were also some interesting names among the castlings carried out on a free transfer.

Among them, a peculiar case comes to the fore Matt Doherty from Tottenham, who was supposed to go to Atlético Madrid on loan, but due to the “Roosters” reaching the limit of such transactions, they were forced to terminate the contract with the defender.

The list of free operations also included two high-profile returns to European fields in performance Florian Thauvin and Mauro Zarate. The first joined Udinese Calcio, and the second strengthened Cosenza Calcio, which is fighting to keep the Italian elite in the background.

Staying within the Apennine Peninsula, it is also impossible to skip moving Bartłomiej Maliszewski from the youth team of Parma to the youth team of Lazio, where he will fight in the coming months to find recognition in the eyes of coach Maurizio Sarri in the context of promotion to the first team next season.

In France, after a long break, he returned to compete at a professional level Faouzi Ghoulamjoining the ranks of Angers.

At the same time, another player from Africa left the Ligue 1 ranks – Islam Slimanimoving from Stade Brestois 29 to Anderlecht.

An interesting move in the Netherlands signed the already somewhat forgotten Marco van Ginkelwhich will now try to rebuild itself in Vitesse.

He made a similar assumption Emre Demir. The Turk saw no chance for himself to appear in Barcelona and took advantage of the opportunity to return to the country and become associated with Fenerbahçe.

However, on Polish soil, he will again wear the colors of Lech Poznań Simon Pawlowski. The experienced winger was eventually assigned to play in the reserves of “Kolejorz”.



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