Many managers agree that the January transfer window is difficult to operate in. Still, many clubs managed to get players in as they push to fulfill their respective goals during the second half of the season. That in mind, here are the five of the best permanent transfers (in no particular order).
1. Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United to PSG)
Cabaye was in a great patch of form prior to his inevitable departure. He had been thriving in an advanced role just behind the striker.
It was he who scored the winner at Old Trafford against Manchester United, and he who would go on to score four more goals, bringing his total for the season to seven, including an impressive brace — which included a sumptuous free-kick — away to West Ham United, which would prove to be his last game for the Toon.
With a Performance Score of 598 points, he was Alan Pardew’s best player. Life without him hasn’t started too well, as highlighted by their disappointing 3-0 home defeat to fierce rivals Sunderland.
Pardew will be hoping that someone steps up to fill the void let by the Frenchman, or this could be a very long second half of the season for his side.