Transfer Deadline Day winners, losers: Chelsea land Enzo Fernandez, PSG and Ziyech fail, Arsenal get Jorginho

The transfer window is now closed and most European soccer clubs cannot do any further business until the summer. It was a busy final day of business with a host of unexpected players joining surprise clubs, meaning there were a number of winners and losers in terms of landing good moves and some were forced to stay put despite them Want to go elsewhere. Enzo Fernandez, Jorginho, Isco, Marcel Sabitzer And Milan Skriniar There were only a few to experience contrasting fortunes on January 31.

We look at some winners and losers:

Winner: Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea

The transfer saga of the January window ended with the Argentina International get the move that he was after all month. The two clubs struck a deal at the last minute possible and the 22-year-old completed what was an extravagant winter spending spree even by Chelsea’s new standards. Fernandez leaves a huge hole for the Portuguese giants, but brings in the biggest possible fee that can be reinvested in the future. Now for the South American to get to work as Graham Potter tries to rebuild the Blues midfield with his latest acquisition.

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loser: Hakim himself Complete move to PSG

It seemed as if the Morocco International would be a winner, but his move to Parc Des Princes to join Paris Saint-Germain were left with a grudge as reports say a paperwork issue on Chelsea’s end resulted in documentation not being submitted on time. The French Professional League have now confirmed that the switch is not valid. He became a little more of a forgotten person with each new arrival than the likes of Mudraik and Joao Felix Arrived at Stamford Bridge. A move would give him a new lease on life, but he will now have to stick it out in London until at least this summer. There is little doubt that the FIFA 2022 World Cup played a role in earning Ziyech that potential shot at 29, but it was also a bit of a hardship for the French champions who badly needed an injection of creativity. It was an interesting possibility in an emergency position, but not as much as the new defender PSG badly needed…

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Loser: Milan Skriniar stayed at Inter until the summer

Which brings us to one of the main losers who will now have to see out the season with Inter Milan. Skriniar has agreed a summer switch to PSG as a free agent, but both will have to do without until then, which isn’t necessarily good news for the rest of this season. The Ligue 1 leaders badly needed new defensive blood given their current struggles and Skriniar was desperate to leave as soon as possible but must now give it his all in awkward circumstances for the Nerazzurri.

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Winner: Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United

Few predicted such a move but the predictable injury to Christian Erickson presented an opportunity which United Pounced on to add a stopgap solution of quality with the Denmark Star now out until almost the end of the season. A non-essential figure at Bayern Munich, Sabitzer’s future has been the subject of speculation more or less since he arrived from Rabbi Leipzig And this switch is now an opportunity to remind people of its quality. Expect Erik ten Haag to get him looking like something close to the talismanic figure he was for Leipzig.

Winner: Jorginho to Arsenal

Towards the end of last week, Arsenal were expected to spend big to land Brighton Moises Caicedo After these Ecuador International finds itself stuck with the seagulls just a few days later. After refusing to be drawn into a bidding war for Caicedo, the Gunners took the same pragmatic approach that left them Mykhailo Mudrich Join Chelsea and go for it Leandro Trossard And James Caviar Instead. Mike Arteta’s men now find themselves with three quality additions at a fraction of the prices discussed for both Mudryk and Caicedo. Jorginho could also be a Premier League champion.

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Loser: Isco and Union Berlin fall apart

For a short while it looked as if Union Berlin would pull off some coup with the Spaniard joining the likes of Josip JuranovicJerome Roussillon and Aissa Laidouni In the stadium an old forest. However, the medical proved problematic and the move quickly fell apart for the 30-year-old former Real Madrid And Sevilla Man who remains without a club. The Germans will be fine and are well equipped for their battle at the top end of the Bundesliga, but there is no guarantee that Isco will find a new club soon as there are now major questions about his physical state.

Loser: Moises Caicedo won’t get big move from Brighton

The Ecuador international overplayed his hand and got burned as Arsenal met Brighton’s demands. Isolated from the senior team while the transfer window passed, Caicedo now faces a difficult task to regain the trust of his manager, teammates and the Seagull fans. Given that high price tag, potential future suitors will be wary of this episode before trying to sign the 21-year-old this summer – assuming his form is recovered.


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