January Transfer Window 2021: The Most Expensive Transfers

The January Transfer Window has officially closed for the 2021 season. Although there weren’t too many major moves going on throughout the world, there were still a few big time deals that went through. In conclusion, here are the most expensive transfers from the January Transfer Window.

(All transfer fees were found on Transfermarkt)

5. Nicolò Rovella to Juventus – 19.8m

The first transfer to find its way onto our list is a big transfer for the future. Nicolò Rovella has made the move to Juventus from Genoa. Juventus paid quite a hefty sum for the 19 year old midfielder. It is clear that they think he can be an important player in the future. But for the time being, Rovella will remain at Genoa on loan. His loan move is expected to end in the summer of 2022. At that time Juventus will see if there is a spot for him in the first team.

4. Dominik Szoboszlai to RB Leipzig – 22m

Dominik Szoboszlai is a very highly rated player who has finally secured a big move. This is clearly a huge steal as Leipzig has benefited from their partnership with RB Salzburg. Szoboszlai has spent a lot of time being linked with AC Milan and Arsenal among other clubs. But with Leipzig he has a great chance to continue growing into a superstar. RB Leipzig is known for giving playing time to youngsters and developing them. In conclusion, I fully expect Szoboszlai to become an immediate factor for Leipzig.

3. Amad Diallo to Man Utd – 23.1m

This transfer is another one that may be seen as a move for the future. Amad Diallo is an extremely highly rated 18 year old from Serie A. The player moved to Manchester United from Atalanta. Manchester United clearly see Diallo as someone who can grow into a superstar in the future. Certainly they have shown as much faith with the transfer fee that they decided to pay.

2. Sébastien Haller to Ajax – 24.75m

This is the first of two transfers in this list that include West Ham. Sébastian Haller has made the move from the Premier League club to Ajax. Haller was seen as the solution to West Ham’s striker spot, but he struggled to find consistency. The January Transfer Window was the perfect opportunity for Haller to make a new move. Above all he will look to get back to the goal scoring form that made him such a highly rated player.

1. Saïd Benrahma to West Ham – 25.41m

The final transfer move for this January Transfer Window is Saïd Benrahma to West Ham. Technically speaking, Benrahma has been at West Ham since October. Originally he had made a loan move from Brentford to West Ham in the Summer Transfer Window. But West Ham have been so impressed with his play that they already decided to make the move permanent. Benrahma is an important part of West Ham’s attack. As a result, he will need to continue his good form as West Ham fight for a Champions League spot.


January Transfer Window Rumors: Buy or Sell

The January transfer window has been slow going as of late but there is still time for deals to get done. There are a bunch of rumors swirling around so we will be taking a look at the highest profile ones.

Sami Khedira to Everton

Sami Khedira has been looking to make a move as of late and Everton has emerged as a suitor. Although Khedira may be past his prime but he can still do a job and on a free transfer it would be useful. For Everton to continue with their impressive season they should look for reinforcements. Therefore, this would seem to be a “right place, right time” sort of transfer.

Verdict: Buy

Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan

Tomori to Milan has been rumored for a while as AC Milan look for reinforcements in defense. Tomori is the alternative solution for Milan as the Simakan deal looks to have fallen through. Therefore this would be a shrewd piece of business and luckily for Milan it seems to be all but wrapped up. Tomori is rumored to be moving on a loan with an option to buy. Looking to stay in 1st place, this is an important piece of business.

Verdict: Buy

Paul Pogba to Juventus

This is another rumor that has been swirling around for the January Transfer window. Pogba is a huge name but seems to be looking for a move away from Manchester United. Could he be one to watch in the closing stages of the January Transfer window? I think this is one that will end up waiting until the summer. I’m not sure Juventus would be willing to splash the cash at this moment. As a result, I don’t believe this transfer will be goint through quite yet.

Verdict: Sell

Erling Haaland to Real Madrid

One of the latest rumors to blow up recently; could Erling Haaland be on the move? As one of the top prospects at striker, Haaland is no doubt being watched by every major club. Real Madrid are trying to get involved early to get this one over the line. But with so many suitors, including Liverpool and Manchester City, I’m not sure Real will be able to pull this one out in January. I see this one carrying over into the summer transfer window.

Verdict: Sell

David Alaba to Real Madrid

Alaba to Real Madrid is one to watch very closely. It has been rumored for quite some time that his preferred move is to Real. After falling out with Bayern Munich there is almost a 100% chance he’ll be on the move. This would be a free transfer that would most likely occur in the summer. In conclusion, this is the January Transfer Window rumor that makes the most sense.

Verdict: Buy