January transfer window liveblog.The 2022 January transfer window is upon us and here at Pundit Arena, we’ll keep you up to date with all the done deals, rumours and news from across Europe and beyond. The summer of 2022 will see a number of high-profile players out of contract, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger free to sign pre-contract agreements with new clubs from January 1st. This month presents many clubs with the opportunity to receive one last pay-day for their prized assets before they can bid farewell in the summer for nothing.
Transfer news.Will Manchester United get the defensive midfielder that they so desperately need? Will Liverpool dip into the transfer market to boost their Premier League and Champions League chances? Will Harry Kane finally get his move away from Tottenham Hotspur? And who will nouveau-riche Newcastle United sign to help them reserve their Premier League status? All of these questions and more are sure to be answered over the coming weeks as Premier League managers look to boost their squads ahead of the the crucial springtime period. Away from England, Erling Haaland is sure to be mulling over his future and the same can be said for Mbappe, whose time at Paris Saint-Germain looks to be coming to an end. We will keep you updated on every major move in January transfer window.
Live transfer news updates.As well as that, we also have a dedicated transfer blog for all things League of Ireland, which you can find here. This month is sure to be a massively busy time for transfers and by following the Pundit Arena liveblog, you won’t miss any of the signatures. Keep scrolling below to see all of the latest January transfer news from England, Europe and beyond….
ERIKSEN COULD RETURN TO PREMIER LEAGUE
Brentford have offered Christian Eriksen a six-month contract to take the Dane back to the Premier League.
The former Tottenham midfielder is a free agent after agreeing to terminate his Inter Milan contract last month.
The 29-year-old has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 game last summer.
The Athletic state that Brentford have offered Eriksen a six-month deal with the option to extend for a further year.
Newcastle and Tottenham have had approaches to take Anthony Martial on loan turned down.
The Manchester United forward still wants out of Old Trafford but, according to Fabrizio Romano, is not interested in any loan moves to English clubs.
Moves to Barcelona, Sevilla and Juventus remain as options for the Frenchman.
Anthony Martial wants to leave but he’s still not interested in any loan move to join English clubs. Newcastle and Tottenham approaches turned down. ? #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 17, 2022
Barcelona, Sevilla and Juventus are three options to leave in January. Man Utd ask for full salary covered + loan fee. pic.twitter.com/UM5Goqog2L
WOOD BREAKS PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER RECORD
Chris Wood has become the most expensive 30+ year-old in Premier League history, after Newcastle United paid Burnley £25 million for his services.
The previous record had been held by Sokratis Papastathopoulos, after Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund £17.6 million for the defender in 2018.
We've got Wood. ?— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 13, 2022
LUCAS DIGNE COMPLETES ASTON VILLA MOVE
Aston Villa have completed the £25 million signing of Everton left-back Lucas Digne, as Steven Gerrard continues to add quality signings to his squad.
Things didn't appear to end well for the Frenchman at Goodison Park as he aimed what appeared to be a parting dig at Everton manager Rafael Benitez.
Full story here: https://bit.ly/3FrgbxU
PHILIPPE COUTINHO COMPLETES ASTON VILLA LOAN
Aston Villa have pulled off quite a coup by completing the loan signing of Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho,
The Brazilian is a former Liverpool teammate of Villa manager Steven Gerrard and signs until the end of the season.
The deal also includes an option for Villa to buy Coutinho on a permanent basis.
More here: https://bit.ly/3G9jECA
Welcome, Philippe Coutinho! ?— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 7, 2022
Aston Villa and FC Barcelona have agreed terms for Philippe Coutinho to spend the rest of this season on loan at Villa Park. ??
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