Most teams can’t make a big splash in the transfer market in January, as there are a limited amount of players available in the winter.
Some clubs like Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United are always busy during this window. They think they can make a title run and need one little piece, or they are suffering a lot of injuries and need emergency backups.
Sometimes January signings are successful for clubs and the player becomes their leading scorer, captain, or wins multiple trophies with them.
Here are the top 5 January transfers since 1995, and some great transfers will miss out, like Dejan Stanković to Inter, Patrice Evra to Manchester United, Riyad Mahrez to Leicester, Coutinho to Liverpool, Nemanja Matić to Chelsea, and Lúcio to Leverkusen.
First is one of the best center backs of this generation.