Another transfer window has slammed shut and the players who moved are preparing for life with a new club. Some of these will be a roaring success, whilst others may just flop.
Here, we give our opinion on the top five signings made by Premier League clubs this January.
5) Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton)
The 25-year-old Italian striker joined Southampton from Napoli for about £14 million on transfer deadline day.
Gabbiadini had fallen out of favour with Napoli fans but could become a hero with the Saints faithful. Despite not really fitting into their system, he scored 24 goals in 76 appearances.
Since Charlie Austin’s injury, Southampton have lacked something going forward and Gabbiadini could prove to be that missing ingredient.
4) Ademola Lookman (Everton)
Not much was known about Lookman when Everton paid Charlton Athletic a fee that could rise to £11 million for him. The England youth player had made 45 appearances for Charlton and he certainly has bundles of potential.
He scored on his Everton debut, after coming on as a 90th-minute substitute. The 19-year-old attacker is an exciting prospect, who looks more than capable of coping with the massive step up in level.
3) Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United)
Several clubs had swooped to secure Snodgrass’ signature, but the Scottish winger opted to join West Ham. The 29-year-old has been exceptional in a poor Hull side this season, scoring seven and assisting three goals.
Not only can he score and create goals from open play, he also has a brilliant record of scoring goals from free-kicks and takes penalties.
All-in-all, he is an exceptional signing for a West Ham side looking to push for a place in Europe for next season.
2) Robbie Brady (Burnley)
Burnley broke their transfer record to secure the services of 25-year-old Brady from Norwich City, and he will be worth every penny.
Brady is a versatile player, adept at playing at left-back, wing-back, left-wing, central midfield and in attack. He has a brilliant footballing brain and can change a game with his set-pieces.
He has a number of critics, who claimed he never gave 100% in a Norwich shirt, but he should shine in a Burnley team currently exceeding expectations.
1) Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Sam Allardyce has pulled off a masterstroke in signing van Aanholt from Sunderland. Not only does it strengthen Palace but it also weakens one of their relegation rivals.
The £14 million transfer fee paid will be a drop in the ocean if the Dutch left-back helps keep the Eagles in the Premier League. Palace were missing a genuine left-back in their squad and van Aanholt fits perfectly.
He was a key player in Sunderland’s fight against relegation last season and has been one of their star players in this campaign. Big Sam will know how to get the best out of the 26-year-old and will be extremely happy to be reunited with him.
Despite critics questioning his defensive qualities, van Aanholt has made several important tackles, interceptions and clearances this season. He is also the second highest scoring Premier League defender of the last eighteen months, behind Palace captain Scott Dann.
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena