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Joel Sanderson-Murray·29 January 2022

☝️ One thing every PL club needs to do before the transfer window shuts

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There are just a few hours to go until every club in the Premier League is stuck with their squad until the summer.

Who do they need to buy and who do they need to sell before the January 31 deadline?


Take your pick because Mikel Arteta needs bodies through the door.

A suitor has to be found for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has been frozen out and there were links with Dušan Vlahović before he joined Juventus which suggests a centre-forward is at the top of his priority list but there may be a more urgent requirement for a central midfielder.

Aston Villa

With the arrivals of Lucas Digne and Philippe Coutinho, it’s fair to say that Villa are all set. In terms of outgoings, here may be a need to loan out youngster Carney Chukwuemeka so he can gain some first-team experience.


Thomas Frank’s side have adapted well enough to their first season in the Premier League, the impending arrival of Christian Eriksen should add some much-needed magic to the midfield.


With just 23 goals scored in 22 games the missing piece of the jigsaw for the Seagulls is clear – they need a consistent goalscorer.


There is one pressing issue for the Clarets and that is the huge gap left by Chris Wood’s departure to Newcastle.

Sean Dyche has to find a way to replace his goals, and while links with Dinamo Zagreb’s Mislav Oršić have fallen through, Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst would be a welcome and solid addition.


Thomas Tuchel is going to be without Ben Chilwell for the rest of the season and needs cover for a 31-year-old Marcos Alonso at left wing-back – whether that means recalling a player out on loan or dipping into the transfer market.

Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira was busy in the summer so new additions will be unlikely but the Eagles may want to find new clubs for the likes of Martin Kelly and Nathaniel Clyne who fallen down the pecking order.


The Toffees find themselves looking over their shoulder at the relegation zone but they have been busy in January.

A long-term replacement for Seamus Coleman was needed and their next step has to be bringing in some creativity in the middle of the pack. There have been links to Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli in recent days.


Patrick Bamford has only been fit enough to make six league appearances so far this season and Leeds find themselves in a tricky position without his goals.

A new centre-forward, whether that be a loan or something more permanent, is pivotal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. There have been links with Blackburn’s in-form Ben Brereton-Díaz.


It should be a relatively quiet end to the window at the King Power but Brendan Rodgers might be called into action if something happens with Youri Tielemans – who will reportedly not sign a new contract at the club.


Luis Díaz has arrived which means the remaining hours will be about finding new clubs for the likes of Nathaniel Phillips, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi.

Manchester City

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The wait goes on to see whether Man City will complete the signing of Julián Álvarez from River Plate.

Manchester United

Jesse Lingard’s situation remains unclear.

He doesn’t appear to be in interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s plans, there are a number of Premier League clubs interested but there has been no movement on him leaving Old Trafford.  Things could change on that front in the last few hours of the window.


The Magpies have done some clever business already particularly with the signing of Bruno Guimarães.

But there is still work to be done on a defence which has conceded 43 goals, and their fight for survival might rest on bringing in a new centre-back.


The Canaries have sparked hopes of the great escape in recent weeks but they have the worst defence in the Premier League and a fresh centre-back to aid their survival tilt at the back is necessary.


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Armando Broja has impressed on loan from Chelsea, scoring five goals in 18 appearances and Ralph Hasenhüttl may live to regret not getting a permanent deal over the line when he could in the summer.


Antonio Conte has had a frustrating window after missing out on both Adama Traoré and Luis Díaz.

A desire for a creative midfielder seems evident when exploring Tottenham options but any incomings may rest on getting Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Giovanni Lo Celso off the books.


There’s a new manager in the dugout at Vicarage Road but Roy Hodgson will be looking at a team that has not kept a Premier League clean sheet since before the COVID outbreak.

But we back Hodgson to be able to sort out the backline and believe there is a need for more creativity in the middle of the park which is full of industry, but needs a spark to supply the bullets for Emmanuel Dennis and Samuel Kalu to shoot home.

West Ham

Angelo Ogboona’s season-ending injury left the Hammers short at the back but David Moyes looks close to adding Marseille defender Duje Ćaleta-Car to his ranks.

His attention should then turn to finding another striker to give him the option to rotate with Michail Antonio, a rumoured bid for Reims forward Hugo Ekitike is rumoured to have been placed.


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Bruno Lage may have to be called into action late in the window after the departure of Adama Traoré.

Pedro Neto may be close to a return to action but can’t be expected to be fully fit until late in the campaign so another attacking reinforcement may be needed.