January 2013 Ligue 1 Transfer Tracker

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January 2013 Ligue 1 Transfer Tracker
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French international Mathieu Debuchy was an early mover in January's transfer window

Ligue 1 traditionally plays a big part in each European transfer window, and this January looks set to be no exception. With a number of big-name moves being mooted, France’s top flight provides a high-quality and affordable alternative for teams priced out of players in their own domestic markets.

The Premier League in particular sources a lot of talent from across the Channel, and if 2013’s early moves are an indication, there will be plenty of business done between the two leagues. Ligue 1, of course, boasts the financial might of Paris Saint-Germain, but aside from the pre-arranged transfer of Lucas Moura, look unlikely to spend. Departures, though, look more likely.

With Lyon and Marseille keeping the pace with PSG, the pair will need to reinforce to maintain their title bids. A host of talented youngsters are also attracting envious glances from all over the continent. France is a good place to shop come transfer window time.

To keep up-to-date with the latest transactions in Ligue 1, stay tuned here.

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