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January Transfer Window: 10 Best Value Deals so Far

Thomas AtzenhofferCorrespondent IIOctober 10, 2016

January Transfer Window: 10 Best Value Deals so Far

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    The January transfer window is nearly a third of the way over. With a good amount of players already having moved around there is still plenty of time for even more to happen in the market days to come.

    From youngsters to old veterans and from loans to permanent deals, there are endless options for any and all teams.

    As we enter another weekend of match action and a little less transfer focus, let's take a look back at 10 of the best value deals so far.

Ezekiel Fryers

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    Former Manchester United youth academy player, Ezekiel Fryers, will join the youth and development ranks of Tottenham in January.

    Fryers had joined Belgian side Standard Liege over the summer, but his career looks destined to be continued in England.

    With a load of future potential Fryers looks a smart buy for Spurs and a message of intent to start building for the future.

Giuseppe Rossi

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    Although his name had fallen off of the radar in the past year, Italian international forward Giuseppe Rossi is still believed to be one of the top rising talents in the game.

    The 25-year-old's move to Fiorentina for €12.5 million proves that there is still a market for the player and that his anticipated healthy return in the coming months could reap major dividends.

Nuri Sahin

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    Nuri Sahin had started his loan move to Liverpool from Real Madrid in impressive style.

    However, his light soon faded and he had disappeared from the Reds first team almost entirely.

    His loan to Merseyside has now been terminated and he has returned to his former club Borussia Dortmund on an 18-month loan according to He has the potential to be a huge value for the German side as it is where he found the best form of his career.


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    He may be 37 years old, but Brazilian set piece specialist Juninho could be a major move for Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls and potentially one of the best steals in the market thus far.

    No fee has been disclosed, but the soon to be 38-year-old midfielder will be looking to impress in what is almost certain the be a huge opportunity for him to try and lead this side to an MLS Championship.

Adam Morgan

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    Liverpool youngster Adam Morgan has proven he is a major goal threat in the Red's academy squads and their Under-21's as well as with solid displays in the NextGen series.

    His loan move to Rotherham United for the remainder of the current campaign is expected to see him have regular first team action to build his confidence through more first team action.

    The English League Two side is certain to benefit and could use the help of Morgan to guarantee promotion to League One at the end of the season.

Ivan Perisic

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    Borussia Dortmund's sale of Ivan Perisic to Wolfsburg could be a big mistake in the long run as the versatile Croatian has much to offer.

    The attacking midfielder is only 23 years old and has much time left to develop and is certain to blossom with more first team action after completing his transfer for a reported €7.5 million.

Lewis Holtby

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    Although he will not join his future club in January according to ESPN, Schalke 04 winger Lewis Holtby is set to make the move to White Hart in the summer transfer window.

    Holtby will have a tough set of opponents for a starting position with Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale, both whom have had great seasons on form so far.

    The player's free transfer arrival will be one that could potentially be extremely savvy in the 2013-14 campaign for Spurs, especially if they agree to sell Bale to Real Madrid.

Daniel Sturridge

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    Liverpool made one of the quickest moves in their recent January transfer window history with the swift £12 million signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea.

    The young forward only took seven minutes to get on the score sheet for the Reds in their FA Cup victory over Mansfield Town last weekend.

    Considering the amount of money the club spent on strikers previously in the winter transfer window, Sturridge is a major steal.

Matthieu Debuchy

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    Newcastle secured the services of Lille OSC captain and leading defensive fullback, Mathieu Debuchy for only £5 million.

    The talented 27-year-old is expected to be slot right into the first team on the right hand side of defense with the current club's injury issues at the moment.

    With his prime years yet to come the signing of the French international just now could prove the motivation for the future of Alan Pardew.

Demba Ba

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    Chelsea's acquisition of Demba Ba looks already to have been one of the best pieces of business in the January transfer window.

    For a minimal fee of only £7 million the former Newcastle forward made a major splash in his debut and appears to be threatening the first team place of Fernando Torres almost immediately.

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