10 players who need to make the most of the January transfer window
- Updated: December 31, 2018
The winter transfer window is upon us and several high profile players need a switch this January. Here we take a look at the top 10 players who will benefit from a move this winter.
Adrien Rabiot | Paris Saint-Germain
Adrien Rabiot’s situation is a complicated one a PSG. The midfielder is destined to leave the Paris out with him refusing to sign a new deal. His reluctance to sign a contract has seen him banished from the squad. However, a January transfer could save the Frenchman as the 23-year-old contract with PSG expired in June. Rabiot faces more than six months on the sidelines unless he could somehow manage to bag a deal in January. La Liga giants Barcelona are currently the only club circling around the midfielder.
Mesut Ozil | Arsenal
Mesut Ozil has been the mystery man this season for Arsenal. The German has had an extremely tough start to the season, starting with the world cup controversy that led to his retirement from international football. Now his career at Arsenal remains in limbo, with the midfielder finding himself out of favor at the Emirates. Reports are also doing the rounds that his relationship with Unai Emery has gone sour and its time for the 30-year-old to seek pastures new.
Isco | Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Isco has started just 5 La Liga games this season and his last 90 minutes came in the Los Blancos 5-1 Classico defeat to Barcelona. Ever since Santiago Solari took charge at the Bernabeu, Isco has found opportunities hard to come by. At 26, the Spaniard is at the prime of his career and would not like to waste it on the bench. A move to the Premier League would be ideal for the Spain international, with plenty of suitors for his prized signature.
Cesc Fabregas | Chelsea
Chelsea ace Fabregas has found game time hard to come by despite being one of the best midfielders in the world. Fabregas played a key role under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, but the Spaniard has been relegated to the bench under Sarri. Fabregas has made just one Premier League start this season and could find himself on the move this January. With his contract set to expire in June but AC Milan and Monaco are keeping close tabs on the midfielder.
Denis Suarez | Barcelona
Denis Suarez has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona with the like of Arthur and Arturo Vidal adding extra competition to Barcelona’s midfield. With the Catalans being linked with Rabiot, Suarez is definitely considering his options. The 24-year-old is looking for regular play time and could force his way out of Barcelona with him available for a bargain £14 million. The Premier League could be the likely destination for Suarez.
Gonzalo Higuain | AC Milan
There is no doubt that Higuain is one of the most prolific strikers in the whole of Europe. The Argentine, however, has been below par since joining AC Milan on loan from Juventus this season. With Chelsea looking for a striker, Higuain could be looking at reuniting with Maurizio Sarri this January. Higuain has one of his best spells under Sarri at Napoli, and a stint with the Blues could reignite his career.
Alberto Moreno | Liverpool
Moreno has time and again struggled to establish a starting spot at Liverpool. First, it was injuries and now the emergence of Andy Robertson which has restricted his game time at Anfield which has seen him become the second choice for Jurgen Klopp. More has gone public with his discontent claiming he has been mistreated by Klopp and he is definitely weighing his options. Barcelona could be tempted into bringing the Spain international to Catalunya however, he would have to act as deputy to first choice left-back Jordi Alba.
Radamel Falcao | Monaco
There was a time when Radamel Falcao was the most feared striker in Europe. However, a host of injuries has seen the Colombian decline over the past few years. At 32, Falcao knows he has just one last shot at glory and could find his way out of struggling Monaco. His former club Atletico Madrid could be a destination, while the likes of River Plate and Galatasaray are also linked with the Colombian.
Malcom | Barcelona
Malcom was touted to achieve big when Barcelona signed him six months ago. But lack of playtime has already linked him with an exit from the La Liga leaders. The Brazilian has already fallen down the pecking order for his national side with the likes of Richarlison building a reputation quickly and he if wants to find himself a spot for the 2019 Copa America, he needs to play more. A loan spell would be ideal for the youngster to get his career back on track.
Paul Pogba? | Manchester United
Until a few days ago, Paul Pogba was linked with a move away from Old Trafford. But then, Jose Mourinho was sacked and Paul Pogba has gone on to play a starring role in the 3 games that Ole Gunnar Solkajaer has taken charge of with 4 goals to his name. However, Pogba’s former side Juventus, PSG and Barcelona are monitoring his situation and the temptation of silverware and a bigger paycheque could see him board the ship out of England.