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Biggest January Signings so far 2024

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The January switch window is nearing its ultimate days, however not too many excessive profile strikes have been made as of but.

Under we run you thru the largest strikes of the month so removed from throughout Europe and the remainder of the world.

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Victor Roque to Barcelona (£25.6m plus £26.4m add-ons)

18-year-old ahead Victor Roque from Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense is at the moment the largest signing made to date within the January switch window, with Barcelona snapping him up on a seven-year take care of a €500 million buyout clause. He made his skilled debut on twelfth October 2021 for Cruzeiro, earlier than signing for Athletico Paranaense on the thirteenth April 2022. Clearly Xavi has seen one thing on this expertise and can be seeking to flip an enormous return on the teenager within the years to come back – he’s actually one to look at.

He made 60 appearances for the membership, hitting the again of the online 21 instances, and has since made two appearances for Barcelona, making his debut on 4th January this 12 months the place he got here on in its place within the 78th minute of a 2-1 comeback away from dwelling in opposition to Las Palmas. It’s solely becoming that in an period of kids taking on, that the largest price ticket to date within the January switch window is connected to a participant inundated with potential. Roque joins a roster of spectacular expertise at Barcelona and can thrive underneath the tutelage of Robert Lewandoski, rising with different younger gamers similar to Joao Felix, Pedri, and Gavi.

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Radu Dragusin to Tottenham Hotspur (£21.5m plus £4.3m add-ons)

Tottenham Hotspur snapped up 21-year-old Radu Dragusin from Genoa earlier this month having expressed curiosity earlier than the New Yr. The younger centre again was a key member of Genoa’s first crew for the primary half of the season, having performed each minute of their Serie A marketing campaign, scoring twice and aiding as soon as – he additionally boasts 13 caps for Romania.

Enjoying alongside Micky van de Ven and Cristian Romero will give him a wealth of data and expertise however there’s little question he’ll be competing for enjoying time, and as soon as he will get to grips with Postecoglou’s system, will definitely be viable for a beginning spot.

Eljif Elmas to RB Leipzig (£20.8m)

Macedonian Eljif Elmas has made the transfer from Serie A facet Napoli who’ve been struggling this 12 months compared to their stellar title-winning season final 12 months, which noticed them sixteen factors away from second-place Lazio.

Clearly RB Leipzig noticed one thing they favored and took him off Napoli’s fingers for £20.8 million. Though not a record-breaking signing, he ought to deliver one thing new to Leipzig’s midfield, doubtlessly filling the opening left by Dominik Szoboszlai’s departure initially of the season. Leipzig can be hoping that this new addition will strengthen their assault to assist them chase down Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen as they sit 4th within the league, narrowly forward of Dortmund and some extent behind VfB Stuttgart.

Renan Lodi to Al-Hilal (£19.8m)

The record wouldn’t be full with out a participant transferring from Europe to Saudi, and this comes within the type of Brazilian defender Renan Lodi who signed for Saudi Professional League facet Al-Hilal to hitch the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and naturally fellow nationwide teammate Neymar.

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Lodi joins the membership from Ligue 1 facet Olympique de Marseille who’re at the moment seventh within the league. Nevertheless, Al-Hilal have been tearing it up this season and Lodi joins them as they sit fairly on the prime of the league forward of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.

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