Top 5 EPL deals from the January transfer window

Elneny training at Arsenal
Elneny training at Arsenal
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January, a month of bargains and panic buys, a month when the teams are allowed to tweak their rosters and gear up for the remainder of the season. January, 2016 was no different as it saw all clubs splashing some cash to add on to their respective team. A reported £175 million was spent by the EPL clubs in the January transfer window, £50 million short of the record, with most of that money coming from smaller clubs trying to keep their EPL status affirmed. Sportskeeda takes a look at the 5 best signings completed during this window.

#5 Mohamed Elneny - from Basel to Arsenal for 5 million

Mohamed Elneny arrives at Arsenal with an impressive reputation having played 106 games for Basel in the two previous seasons. Popular for his work rate, the Egypt international has won several trophies for the Swiss side and has also featured in their Champions league campaigns regularly. Although the 23-year-old arrives as cover to the midfielders in the starting XI, Elneny has already started a game and made his debut for the Londoners in the FA cup victory against Burnley. Arsene Wenger was full of praise for the midfielder and expects him to be good signing for Arsenal. Elneny’s price tag won’t be a burden on his shoulders as the defensive midfielder looks to establish himself in the EPL.

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Published 06 Feb 2016
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