We are close to entering the ninth day of the January Transfer Window and there has certainly been a lot to talk about so far, with many players making switches. To think that there are still another three and a half weeks to go in this month, only builds up the excitement and anxiety surrounding supporters and their beloved clubs.
Love or hate the transfer window, there is no doubt that it is an integral part of the season for most football fans, the excitement of signing that big name player, or the joy when you sign the hottest young talent around. It is certainly a time of ups and downs.
Here, we will have a look at who has moved where so far during this window, there are certainly some shocks here ->
Outs: Marouane Chamakh (West Ham, loan), Johan Djourou (Hannover 96, loan).
Ins: Demba Ba (Newcastle, £7.5 Million).
Outs: Daniel Sturridge, £12 Million).
Ins: Chris David (FC Twente, Undisclosed).
Ins: Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, £12 Million).
Outs: Adam Morgan (Rotherham, loan), Joe Cole (West Ham, FREE).
Manchester United -
Outs: Angelo Henriquez (Wigan, loan), Josh King (Blackburn, Undisclosed).
Newcastle United -
Ins: Mathieu Debuchy (Lille, Undisclosed).
Outs: Conor Newton (St Mirren, loan), Demba Ba (Chelsea, £7.5 Million).
Queens Park Rangers -
Ins: Tel Ben Haim (Free Agent).
Outs: Michael Harriman (Wycombe, loan), Keiron Dyer (Released).
Outs: Dom Samuel (Colchester, loan).
Stoke City -
Outs: Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United, FREE).
Outs: Sam Hoskins (Stevenage, loan).
Ins: Lewis Holtby (Schalke, FREE but will join in July).
West Brom -
Outs: Chris Wood (Leicester, Undisclosed).
West Ham United -
Ins: Sam Maguire (Waterford United, Undisclosed), Joe Cole (Liverpool, FREE), Maroaune Chamakh (Arsenal, loan).
Ins: Angelo Henriquez (Man United, loan), Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City, FREE).
In summary, West Ham have made two decent attacking signings in Cole and Chamakh, without spending any money, thus being excellent business for the Hammers so far.
Chelsea have signed that target man they needed, whilst Newcastle perked up by signing a highly rated French International, in the shape of Debuchy, which again was a pretty decent coup by them.
Meanwhile, Keiron Dyer is a free agent once again, Liverpool bring in top England striker Daniel Sturridge, whilst Wigan secure Manchester United's young starlet on loan, Henriquez.
All in all, some pretty useful business being made so far this window, but expect many more new faces in whilst clubs, managers and officials battle it out to get these deals complete.974074