Ángelo Henríquez, CF, Age: 18
From Manchester United to Wigan Athletic (loan)
Bleacher Report commenter Cristian Ojeda Vergara, a Chilean football aficionado, likened Henríquez's positional play to Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Vergara also pointed out Ángelo's intangibles.
It's a smart move from United management because Wigan Athletic has a Spanish speaking clique and manager Roberto Martínez can communicate fluently with Henríquez.
The United loanee has a window of opportunity to impress since Wigan centre forward Franco Di Santo isn't that good and striker Arouna Koné has left for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Bébé, CF/RW, Age: 22
From Manchester United to Rio Ave (loan)
Modern day Ali Dia.
Super agent Jorge Mendes, the Ari Gold of football, laughed his way to the bank.
August 17, 2010: Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester City's transfer activity as "kamikaze spending."
The same day, Ferguson admits spending £7.4 million on Bébé, despite never even watching him—not even on YouTube or DVD.
Federico Peluso, LB/CB, Age: 28
From Atalanta to Juventus (loan)
Good ball-winner but prone to gaffes, which is an indication of low football IQ.
His positioning was all over the place when Torino put five past Atlanta. In his first game for Juve, he was one of the three centre-backs in a 2-1 loss to Sampdoria.
Typical Peluso game, because he made five tackles and cut off three passes. But, he made inexplicable defensive mistakes.
For Emmanuel Icardi's second goal, Peluso forgot to mark him and was ball-watching; Pedro Mba Obiang slipped in Icardi for what turned out to be the winning goal.
What made that play mind-boggling stupid was Icardi had accidentally bumped into Peluso which should have sent off alerts in Federico's mind: "I need to mark Emmanuel!"
Ji Dong-Won, CF, Age: 21
From Sunderland to Augsburg (loan)
May have issues trying to displace Sascha Mölders for a starting position. Ji's transitioning from the English to German lifestyle will be made slightly easier with his compatriot Koo Ja-Cheol at the club.
Johan Djourou, CB, Age: 25
From Arsenal to Hannover (loan)
Marouane Chamakh, CF, Age: 28
From Arsenal to West Ham United (loan)
Andy Carroll is substantially better than Marouane in the air. Carlton Cole should always start over Chamakh. Modibo Maïga can't even get a game at centre forward.
Carroll is out (for now) with a knee injury and Maïga is at the ACON. For now, Chamakh's biggest rival is Cole.
Matuzalém, CM, Age: 32
From Lazio to Genoa (loan)
One of the most gifted passers in world football. Should never have left Shakhtar Donetsk. Will add a touch of class to Genoa's midfield as they attempt to stay in Serie A.
Mitchell Weiser, RAM, Age: 18
From Bayern Munich to Kaiserslautern (loan)
Then-German U-17 national manager Steffen Freund, the current Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager, had a lethal front four during the 2011 U-17 FIFA World Cup.
Up front was the precociously gifted Samed Yeşil, whose performances were a pivotal factor in his move to Liverpool.
The attacking midfield three comprised of the skillful Levent Aycicek, the nimble Weiser on the right and the agile Okan Aydın on the left.
Also, protecting the back four was Emre Can, who dominated in the middle.
Weiser was a standout and he'll be a good addition to a Kaiserslautern slide chasing promotion back into the Bundesliga.
To throw in a random fact: Rani Khedira, the brother of Sami, made a few appearances for Freund's team.
Sílvio, RB/LB, Age: 25
From Atlético Madrid to Deportivo La Coruña (loan)
With Filipe Luís playing the best football of his life, Sílvio doesn't even bother contemplating about the left-back role.
Juanfran's steady performances at right-back have elevated him into the Spanish national team.
These two players are keeping Sílvio on the outer at Atléti hence the loan away to Deportivo.
Depor have the leakiest defence in the league, so Sílvio can't possibly make things worse.
It's a predominantly Portuguese squad and Sílvio worked under newly appointed La Coruña manager Domingos at Braga.
Yohan Mollo, LW, Age: 23
From Nancy to Saint-Étienne (loan)
Yohan was my No. 3 transfer target for Brendan Rodgers last June. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a form slump, Mollo could be Pierre-Emerick's Robin.