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January's biggest deals

01-February-2017 14:33
in General
by Admin

The January transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on Tuesday after a flurry of Deadline Day deals.

The players both coming and going, we take a look at the Here, Press Association Sport looks at the biggest deals of the month.

Memphis Depay, Man Utd to Lyon, £21.7m

The Netherlands international never lived up to expectations at Old Trafford and following the emergence of Marcus Rashford, he was surplus to requirements. While January's initial fees for the likes of Patrick van Aanholt and Manolo Gabbiadini were higher, the potential add-ons in Depay's deal could make it one of the month's biggest.

Odion Ighalo - Watford to Changchun Yatai, £20m

The Nigeria striker's move was the biggest of transfer deadline day as he left Vicarage Road to join the growing list of former Premier League players plying their trade in China.

Wilfred Ndidi - Genk to Leicester, £15m

A powerful deep-lying midfielder or defender, Ndidi only turned 20 in December but will be looked to help fill the significant void left by the summer departure of N'Golo Kante to Chelsea.

Oscar - Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG, £52m

Out of favour this season under manager Antonio Conte, the Brazilian playmaker was lured away by a big-money move to China to link up with compatriots Hulk and Elkeson and former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas.

Dmitri Payet - West Ham to Marseille, £25m

The France forward turned in a transfer request to end his 18-month stay in London and, after lengthy negotiations as the Hammers held out for a #30m fee, they reached a compromise to allow him to return to his old club.

Morgan Schneiderlin - Man Utd to Everton, £24m

A lack of first-team action at Old Trafford saw the France midfielder reunite with Ronald Koeman at Everton, having previously worked under the Dutchman at Southampton.