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Premier League clubs’ transfer windows ranked from worst to best

Marcus Chan

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Premier League clubs’ transfer windows ranked from worst to best

As the January transfer window slammed shut on Tuesday night, the time has come for us to decide which Premier League club had the best window and which had the worst.

Chelsea were the big spenders as they splashed out over £300 million on new faces.

The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool all added to their squad.

Without further ado, let’s begin the countdown from worst to best.



20. Everton

Only one Premier League side failed to sign anyone in January and it was Everton.

Despite selling Anthony Gordon for over £40 million, the club failed to reinvest as they look to avoid the drop.


New manager Sean Dyche will have his work cut out in order to get the Toffees back up the table.

19. Brentford

A relatively quiet window for the Bees as they are obviously happy with how their season is going so far.

Thomas Frank has added some new talents but no major signings.


18. Manchester City

Nothing much happened at the Etihad apart from the shock departure of full-back Joao Cancelo who joined Bayern Munich.

City did manage to snap up young talent Maximo Perrone. Can City chase down Arsenal? Only time will tell.

17. Liverpool


It is well-documented that Liverpool are in need of some reinforcements in their midfield department.

However, the Anfield club instead brought in attacker Cody Gakpo after injuries to the likes of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz.

Dutchman Gakpo could prove to be a good signing but he is not what Liverpool need right now.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

16. Crystal Palace

Two midfield enforcements walked through the doors at Palace in the shapes of Naouirou Ahamada and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

They are much-needed additions to a thin midfield at Patrick Vieira’s disposal.

15. Bournemouth

New Cherries owners promised to spend and he has done. The newly promoted side have added some much-needed strength in depth to their squad.

They will be hoping Antoine Semenyo can hit the ground running straight away.

14. Fulham

Some strong signings from the Cottagers as Sasa Lukic, Cedric Soares and Shane Duffy will provide a mix of youth and experience.

Solid additions as they chase a place in European football.

13. Aston Villa

Villa have been in good form since Unai Emery took over and he has added two players to his squad.

Striker Jhon Duran was needed after Danny Ings was sold to West Ham. Whilst Alex Moreno will provide compensation for Lucas Digne.

12. Leicester

A half-decent window for the Foxes as they add much-needed options.

Centre-half Harry Souttar is the standout after an impressive World Cup with Australia. Keeping hold of their star players makes this a good window for Brendan Rodgers.

11. West Ham

All in all, a very good window for David Moyes as they managed to snap up Danny Ings, who will be looking to fire the Hammers away from the relegation zone.

No major outgoings either which will bode well for the remainder of the season.

10. Southampton

The bottom side Saints are in trouble but they have given themselves a good chance of survival after signing some good players.

Mislav Orsic and Paul Onuachu are the standouts.

9. Wolves

A very good window for Julen Lopetegui, some well-known international names such as Matheus Cunha and Pablo Sarabia will be good additions.

Lopetegui will hope that Wolves can move up the table as soon as possible.

8. Brighton

They are high up on the list despite a lack of major new signings because they managed to keep hold of Moises Caicedo who will be an important player for Roberto De Zerbi.

7. Leeds

Signing Weston McKennie from Juventus could prove to be a great move. Plus a club record fee for Georginio Rutter, Leeds have spent big as they prove they are backing manager Jesse Marsch.

6. Newcastle

Out went Chris Wood and in came Anthony Gordon.

Gordon has all the talent to ensure Eddie Howe’s side stay in the top four and could even win a trophy after sealing their place in the Carabao Cup final.

5. Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs have addressed their main issue with the signing of Pedro Porro.

It became clear that Matt Doherty and Djed Spence were not going to get much game time so they needed to sign a fullback which will fit into Antonio Conte’s style.

4. Manchester United

Three loan signings that they needed, Wout Weghorst could prove to be a masterstroke. Marcel Sabitzer was required after injuries to Christian Eriksen and Scott McTominay. Whilst Jack Butland provides cover for David De Gea. A decent window for United.

3. Nottingham Forest

They just keep on spending and they have spent well this time.

Keylor Navas, Felipe, Chris Wood and Jonjo Shelvey will have the know-how to navigate any tough moments Forest may face this season.

2. Arsenal

Although they failed to sign Caicedo, adding Jorginho is a smart move as he has the experience the Gunners need as they chase Premier League glory.

Leandro Trossard looks like a great addition already after just 10 minutes against United. Very good from the league leaders.

1. Chelsea

Wow, what can we say about Chelsea, they have for sure had the best window.

Spending over £300 million on players such as Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez puts them in a good position for a late charge towards the top four places.

Do you agree with our rankings? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Arsenal/Newcastle/Chelsea

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Football

Marcus Chan
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