The ten biggest moves of the winter transfer window

PSG signing of Leandro Paredes the most expensive


Posted Saturday, February 02, 2019 by Marca.com

The ten biggest moves of the winter transfer window

GONZALO HIGUAIN

Gonzalo Higuain was the big name move in the Premier League this January, costing Chelsea 9 of the 18 million euros that AC Milan had agreed to pay Juventus for his loan, and the London club has the option to make the move permanent for 36 million.

Chelsea are currently going through a rough patch in the league, sitting in fifth position, and the Argentine striker will be expected to provide some much-needed firepower upfront.

ALVARO MORATA

Alvaro Morata has made an 18-month loan move to Atletico Madrid after a disappointing time at Chelsea. Los Rojiblancos can make the signing permanent for 45 million euros.

LEANDRO PAREDES

Paris Saint-Germain made the most expensive signing of the window, signing Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes for 47 million from Zenit St. Petersburg, who had only purchased the player for 23 million from AS Roma 18 months earlier.

KRZYSZTOF PIATEK

With Higuain moving to Chelsea, Milan replaced the striker with Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for 35 million euros. The Polish striker had scored 19 goals in 21 games for the Serie A side, and scored two on his first start for Milan against Napoli in the Coppa Italia quarter finals.

LUCAS PAQUETA

In another big signing for Milan, Lucas Paqueta arrived from Flamengo for 35 million euros until 2023. At 21 years of age, he has already featured for the senior Brazilian national team.

CESC FABREGAS

The Spanish midfielder joined Ligue 1 strugglers AS Monaco in an attempt to save the 2017 champions from relegation. His move was largely influenced by Thierry Henry who had been occupying the hotseat at the Principality club, but his former Arsenal teammate was sacked soon after his arrival.

MARIO BALOTELLI

At 28 years old, the controversial Italian striker finally found a home in Olympique Marseille, after having left Nice on a free transfer. He has signed for the rest of the season.

KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG

In what was the most surprising move of the window, Kevin-Prince Boateng completed a loan switch to Barcelona from Serie A side Sassuolo. With attacking options running short for Ernesto Valverde, the Ghanaian was identified as a useful acquisition for the remainder of the season.

DIEGO LAINEZ

The biggest talent in Mexican football arrived at Real Betis from America for the price of 14 million euros. The 18-year-old has signed for five seasons.

BRAHIM DIAZ

Real Madrid made a signing with the future in mind in the form of Brahim Diaz. Though not cheap at 17 million euros, big things are expected of the teenager who arrives from Manchester City.

Bonustrack: CHRISTIAN PULISIC

The United States midfielder has joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in a 64-million-euro deal in what as the first major move of the window. The player will remain in the Bundesliga before joining his new teammates in London in the summer.



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