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Top 5: January Transfers

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The January transfer window has finally reached its conclusion.

The month has been quieter than recent years, but that doesn't mean some great deals haven't taken place.

5. Daniel Sturridge | Chelsea to Liverpool

The 23-year old striker joined Liverpool from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee in one of the early deals of the window. 

Some of his critics immediately labelled him overpriced and over-rated, but the Englishman has already set about repaying Liverpool for bringing him to Anfield.

He scored in the FA Cup on his debut and followed that up with a goal against Man Utd at Old Trafford in the 2-1 defeat last month. 

With Luis Suarez playing just behind, Sturridge should prosper at Liverpool and could form a lethal partnership with the Uruguayan. 

4. Loic Remy | Marseille to QPR

The Frenchman was hot property prior to signing for Harry Redknapp's side.

Newcastle United originally opened the bidding for the former Marseille striker, but just as a deal was about to be reached, QPR hijacked the move and signed Remy for a club record fee, although that has since been surpassed by Christopher Samba's arrival. 

After scoring on his debut against West Ham, he now leads a highly promising attacking force that may just score enough goals to steer the Loftus Road club clear of relegation.

3. Demba Ba | Newcastle to Chelsea

One of the best value deals of the window, Chelsea captured the Senegalese striker for a bargain £7m. A release clause in Ba's contract meant the deal took place for much less than his true value, and that value has shown through January as Ba has contributed a series of good performances. He will also have desire while at Chelsea as he tries to pin down a starting place ahead of Fernando Torres.

2. Wesley Sneijder | Inter Milan to Galatasaray

The Dutch playmaker is one of the bargains of the January window, leaving Italian giants Inter Milan for just £8.4m

Sneijder had been linked with a whole host of top clubs, including Manchester United & Tottenham Hotspur. 

Yet a move to the Premier League never materialised and the Dutchman opted to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the Turkish champions

He will be a great asset to the club and Turkish football as a whole.

Along with ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, Galatasaray now have a forward line to strike fear into even the most resolute of defenders.

1. David Beckham | Unattached to PSG

Although the former England captain is 37-years-old, PSG have picked up an outstanding player on a free transfer. 

Beckham, unattached after a successful five-year spell with LA Galaxy, has signed a five-month contract with the Paris-based club, and will work under Leonardo once more having played for him during their time at AC Milan together. 

Beckham will be an asset to the French club and he'll contribute well as they continue their quest for Ligue 1 and Champions League glory.

 

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