The winter transfer deals closing to the deadline day in Italian Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 might not have famous names in it but some signings did turn a few heads.

The winter transfer window in Italian Serie A was dominated by loan transfer, as usual. Apart from Juventus’s move on signing the current leading top scorer Dusan Vlahovic and Gladbach’s Denis Zakaria, most clubs barely snatched important figures to bolster the squad. The only notable transfers done by La Vecchia Signora’s contenders was probably the late decision of Atalanta man Robin Gosens to switch side to Inter on loan move. Despite being injured at the moment , the reigning champions saw this as crucial one for their following season since the German international fits the role for the left wing back position. Currently, Inter counts on the 33-year old Ivan Perisic who originally played as winger. So, Gosens’ arrival this month is a good plan. Moreover, they also signed the veteran forward Felipe Caicedo from Genoa. His proximity with Simone Inzaghi in Lazio is one of the main decisive factors in this scheme. Among all teams in Serie A, Genoa is the busiest in this window, their new boss Alexander Blessin seemed to revamp the squad by removing the old wood in the squad. Here are the other notable transfers deals in Serie A:


- Nani            Orlando        to Venezia              free

- Michael Cuisance    Bayern Munich    to Venezia              € 4 million

- Federico Fazio     Roma            to Salernitana            free

- Diego Perotti     free agent        to Salernitana            -

- Simone Verdi    Torino            to Salernitana            loan

- Jonathan Ikone    Lille            to Fiorentina            € 14 million

- Krystof Piatek    Hertha Berlin        to Fiorentina            loan

- Pablo Mari        Arsenal        to Udinese            loan

- Nadim Amiri        Leverkusen         to Genoa            loan

- Stefano Sensi    Inter Milan        to Sampdoria             loan

- Jeremie Boga    Sassuolo         to Atalanta            loan

- A Maitland-Niles    Arsenal        to Roma            loan

- Alex Tuanzebe    Man United        to Napoli            loan


- Dejan Kulusevski    Juventus        to Tottenham            loan

- Rodrigo Bentacur    Juventus        to Tottenham            € 19 million

- Aaron Ramsey    Juventus        to Glasgow Rangers        loan

- Kostas Manolas    Napoli            to Olympiakos            € 2.5 million

- Verdat Muriqi    Lazio             to Mallorca            loan

- Riza Durmisi        Lazio            to Sparta Rotterdam         loan

- Borja Mayoral    Roma            to Getafe            loan

- Robin Olsen        Roma            to Aston Villa            loan

- A Skov Olsen    Bologna        to Club Brugge        € 7 million

-Erick Pulgar        Fiorentina        to Galatasaray            loan

- Martin Caceres    Cagliari        to Levante            free

- Diego Godin        Cagliari        to Atletico MG        free

In Bundesliga and French Ligue 1, the transfer deals in January were generally quieter. Nevertheless, some signings did include well-known names. In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen finally secured the signature of the underrated talented frontmen who has been tipped as the ‘new Zlatan’ just for € 4 million. He is the Iranian international Sardar Azmoun who was the key man in Zenit St Petersburg previously. In France, apart from the return of Tanguy Ndombele to Lyon, the arrival of Sead Kolasinac from Arsenal to Marseille was the only deal which captured the public’s attention. The Bosnian wing back is the second notable addition to Jorge Sampaoli’s squad after signing the former Villareal forward, Cedric Bakambu earlier. Here are the other notable transfers deals in both leagues.



- Max Kruse        Union Berlin        to Wolfsburg             € 5 million

- Jonas Wind        Copenhagen        to Wolfsburg             € 12 million

- Ricardo Pepi     FC Dallas        to Augsburg             € 16 million


- Michael Cuisance    Bayern Munich    to Venezia           € 4 million

- Ilaix Moriba        Leipzig        to Valencia            loan

- Wout Weighorst    Wolfsburg         to Burnley           € 14 million

- Admir Mehmedi    Wolfsburg         to Antalyaspor           -

- Nadim Amiri        Leverkusen        to Genoa            loan

- Denis Zakaria     Gladbach        to Juventus           € 8.6 million

- Marcin Gacinovic    Hoffenheim        to Panathinaikos       loan

- Krystof Piatek    Hertha Berlin        to Fiorentina           loan

- J Guilavogui         Wolfsburg         to Bordeaux           loan

Ligue 1:


- Hatem Ben Arfa    free agent        to Lille             -

- Romain Faivre    Brest            to Lyon           € 2.6 million

- Jordan Amavi    Marseille         to Nice               loan

- Eliquiem Mangala    free agent        to St Etienne           -

- Nabil Bentaleb          free agent          to Angers           -


- Samuel Kalu        Bordeaux        to Watford            € 3 million

- Dario Benedetto    Marseille        to Boca Juniors        € 3 million

- Bruno Guimares    Lyon            to Newcastle            € 42 million

- Rafinha Alcantara    PSG            to Real Sociedad         loan

- Jonathan Ikone    Lille            to Fiorentina            € 14 million

- Yusuf Yazici        Lille             to CSKA Moscow        loan

- Sergio Rico        PSG            to Mallorca            loan