The 5 big transfers in the January transfer window

Cristiano Ronaldo: Free agent to Al-Nassr

Ronaldo ended his illustrious career in Europe with his transfer to Al-Nassar. He and Manchester United had previously mutually terminated his contract due to disciplinary problems. During the World Cup break he was looking for a club and the Saudi-Arabian club, Al-Nassar, came knocking. With a salary of around 200 million euros a year, Ronaldo could not turn it down. Ronaldo is quoted saying he is “proud” of the move and feels that he has “won everything” in Europe. He has yet to debut, but all are excited for what is next for this world class footballer. 

Cody Gakpo: PSV Eindhoven to Liverpool, $44.8 million

Gakpo successfully made a move to the Premier League giants, Liverpool. It was a 44.8 million dollar transfer from his previous club, PSV Eindhoven. The entire football world was left dumbfounded when Liverpool had successfully taken Gakpo from their rivals Manchester United. Manchester United was heavily linked to the forward, but they were too slow and Gakpo was swept out from under them. He is a promising young player and Liverpool is hoping he will rejuvenate their squad.

Benoit Badiashile: Monaco to Chelsea, $40.5 million

Badiashile is a 21 year old defender, and has just been added to the ranks of Chelsea. He previously played for Monaco in Ligue 1. Badiashile has signed a seven and a half year contract with Chelsea and he looks to be part of Chelsea’s plan to invest in promising youngsters.

Matheus Cunha: Atletico Madrid to Wolverhampton, six-month loan with $51.8 million option to buy

The Wolverhampton Wanders have successfully signed Matteus Cunha. Cunha is a Brazilian who previously played for the Spanish giants, Athletico Madrid. It is a 6-month deal with a 51.8 million dollar option to buy. Now it is a matter of if Cunha will prove himself to be fully signed by the Wolves. 

David Fofana: Molde to Chelsea, $14.7 million

David Fofana is the newest forward to be added to Chelsea’s team roster. He had signed a contract with Chelsea until 2029 with an opportunity for an additional year. Fofana previously played for Norwegian champions Molde. He is hoped to cure their injury woes, as many of their players are out due to injury.

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