Tuesday, February 4, 2014

English January 2014 Transfers

So it's been a while since I made a blog post. I just kind of fell away from it, but my Media Writing professor wants us to continuously make blog posts. I figured I will pick up right where I left off three years ago, listing some of the transfers from the January 2014 transfer window involving English clubs.

January 1: Stoke City have sent American winger Brek Shea on loan to Championship side Barnsley after Shea failed to make an impact since returning from a knee injury during Stoke's United States preseason tour.

January 3: Kazakh-born German youth international Alexander Merkel has joined Championship club Watford on loan for the rest of the season. The former AC Milan playmaker is currently under contract with Serie A club Udinese.

January 8: Former Manchester United Academy player Magnus Wolff Eikrem has joined Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee from Dutch side Heerenveen. The move will see the Danish midfielder reunited with Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who was his manager in the Manchester United Academy.

January 10: English international Jermain Defoe has moved to MLS team Toronto FC for a fee of £6 million. Defoe reportedly received phone calls from rapper and Toronto-native Drake during the trasnfer process. He was unveiled as a Toronto FC player three days later. His tweet regarding the unveiling can be seen here.

January 11: Irish winger Aidan McGeady has joined Everton for an undisclosed fee from Russian outfit Spartak Moscow.

January 11: American centre back Oguchi Onyewu has joined Championship club Sheffield Wednesday on a free transfer from Queen Park Rangers.

January 13: Argentina international Jonás Gutiérrez has joined Norwich City on loan for the rest of the season from Newcastle United.

January 14: Manchester City striker John Guidetti has joined Stoke City on loan for the rest of the season. The Sweden international has yet to make an appearance for the Citizens, who have an embarrassment of riches at the striker position.

January 14: Wigan striker Grant Holt has joined Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season.

January 14: Stoke City have made Stephen Ireland's loan move from Aston Villa permanent for an undisclosed fee. Ireland joined Stoke in the summer on a season-long loan.

January 15: Croatian striker Nikica Jelavić has joined Hull City Tigers for an undisclosed fee from Everton.

January 15: Chelsea have reacquired midfielder Nemanja Matić from Benfica for £21 million, almost exactly three years after selling him to the Portuguese side. He was sold with £23 million to Benfica for David Luiz. Matić was recently nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal for the following strike.

January 15: Struggling Fulham have sent Costa Rican playmaker Bryan Ruiz on loan to PSV Eindhoven.

January 25: A desperate Manchester United have broken their transfer record to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea for £37.1 million. Mata found himself surplus to needs at Stamford Bridge, as José Mourinho preferred Oscar to Mata.

January 25: Italian international midfielder Antonio Nocerino has joined West Ham United on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season.

January 25: West Ham also acquired the loan signing of Italian striker Marco Borriello from Roma.

January 28: Fábio has left his twin brother and Manchester United to join Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee, with Wilfried Zaha making the same move, but on loan.

January 31: Colombian defender Pablo Armero has joined West Ham United on loan from Napoli, as he tries to cement a place in the Colombian squad for the World Cup.

January 31: Fulham have signed in-form Greek striker Konstantinos Mitroglou from Olympiakos for an £11 million fee.

What do you think was the best bit of business this winter? Let me know in the comments below.
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