It is no doubt that the January transfer window has been a fairly busy one, with clubs all over Europe rushing against the fast nearing deadline to better their performances. Here are some of the deals that have gone through.
Sebastien Haller (West Ham to Ajax)
After two seasons with the Hammers, the twenty-six-year-old French-Ivorian signed for Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam on 8th January for a four-and-a-half-year contract.
The move cost Ajax €22.5 million for the forward and is so far proving to be a good investment.
Haller made his debut as a substitute two days after his move against PSV Eindhoven. He created an opportunity for Antony to score the equalizing goal. Haller has scored two goals and provided three assists in four matches.
Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig)
The twenty-year-old right-back had an impressive 2019/2020 season in the Austrian Bundesliga netting nine goals and getting ten assists to his name in 27 matches. He played a key role in helping Salzburg finish top of the league table.
He signed for Leipzig in December last year but only became eligible to play in January. For €25 million, he became the most expensive Hungarian player in football history.
Amad Diallo (Atalanta to Manchester United)
The eighteen-year-old Ivorian made his Serie A debut on 27th October 2019 having impressed in the youth team.
Coming from the bench in the 79th minute against Udinese, he scored his first goal four minutes later in a 7-1 home win, becoming the first player born in 2002 to score in the Italian top flight.
On 5th October, Manchester United made a deal for the youngster to move to Old Trafford in 2021, letting him finish the rest of the season in Atalanta on loan.
On 7th January, United announced the arrival of Diallo at the club for €37 million including bonuses. Diallo’s ambidexterity makes him a versatile player, playing in a couple of roles including a winger and forward.