Premier League – January Transfer Window 2009

Premier League clubs had an overall net spending on transfer fees of £29.92million in the January transfer window, according to the Times. Last year the net spending in the window was a massive £67.5million.

Clubs have signed fewer players from overseas than last January, due to the weak pound. Only 40 per cent of arrivals were from abroad. The recession have also seen loan signings double since last year.

Amongst the most shocking moves we must include Julien Faubert. The West Ham defender joined Spanish giants Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season, during the transfer window.

Carloc Cudicini, who joined Tottenham Hotspur for free from Chelsea, could become one of the smartest moves of the transfer window. The Italian goalkeeper has several times impressed at Chelsea, but has been kept out of the team by Petr Cech.

Emile Heskey could become the man Aston Villa need in order to secure Champions League football at Villa Park for next season. The England forward went from Wigan Athletic to Aston Villa for just £3.5million.

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IN: Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg, £12m).

OUT: Rui Fonte (Crystal Palace, L), Gavin Hoyte (Watford, L), Henri Lansbury (Scunthorpe, L), Paul Rodgers (Northampton, L), Jay Simpson (WBA, L), Rene Steer (Gillingham, L), Abu Ogogo (Barnet, LE), Nacer Barazite (Derby, LE).

Aston Villa

IN: Emile Heskey (Wigan, £3.5m), Arsenio Halfhuid (Excelsior, £150,000).

OUT: Wayne Routledge (QPR, £600,000), Sam Williams (Walsall, L).

Blackburn Rovers

IN: El-Hadji Diouf (Sunderland, £2m), Neil Blackman (Macclesfield, U), Jackson Ramm (Cambridge U, U), Gael Givet (Marseille, L).

OUT: Eddie Nolan (Preston, U), Sergio Peter (Sparta Prague, U), Matt Derbyshire (Olympiakos, L), Frank Fielding (Rochdale, L), Kevin Gallagher (Plymouth, LE).

Bolton Wanderers

IN: Mark Davies (Wolves, £1.5m), Ariza Makakula (Benfica, L), Sebastien Puygrenier (Zenit St Petersburg, L).

OUT: Kevin Nolan (Newcastle, £4m), Heidar Helguson (QPR, £500,000).


IN: Gokham Tore (B Leverkusen, U), Ricardo Quaresma (Inter, L).

OUT: Wayne Bridge (Man C, £12m), Carlo Cudicini (Tottenham, F), Ben Sahar (De Graafschap, L), Jack Cork (Watford, L), Scott Sinclair (Birmingham, L), Jimmy Smith (Leyton O, L), Sergio Tejera (Real Mallorca, L).


IN: Jo (Manchester City, L).

OUT: John Paul Kissock (Accrington Stanley, L), John Ruddy (Crewe, L).


IN: Julian Gray (Coventry, U), Giles Barnes (Derby, L), Olivier Dacourt (Inter Milan, L).

OUT: Jimmy Bullard (Hull, £5m), Lee Cook (QPR, £850,000), Leon Andreasen (Hannover, F), Hameur Bouazza (Birmingham, L), Adrian Leijer (Norwich, L), Seol Ki-Hyeon (Al-Hilal, L), Andranik Teymourian (Barnsley, L).

Hull City

IN: Jimmy Bullard (Fulham, £5m), Kamil Zayatte (Young Boys Berne, £2.5m), Steven Mouyokolo (Boulogne, £1.8m), Kevin Kilbane (Wigan, £500,000), Manucho Goncalves (Manchester U, L).

OUT: Stelios Giannakopoulos (Larissa, U), Dean Windass (Oldham, L).


IN: Victor Palsson (AGF Aarhus, £384,000).

OUT: Robbie Keane (Tottenham, £16m), Marvin Pourie (Schalke, U), Jordy Brouwer (RKC Waalwijk, L), Peter Gulacsi (Hereford, L), Adam Hammill (Barnsley, L), Jermaine Pennant (Portsmouth, L), Robbie Threlfall (Stockport, L).

Manchester City

IN: Nigel de Jong (Hamburg, £15m), Craig Bellamy (West Ham, £12m), Wayne Bridge (Chelsea, £12m), Shay Given (Newcastle, £8m).

OUT: Tal Ben-Haim (Sunderland, L), Jo (Everton, L).

Manchester United

IN: Adem Ljajic, Zoran Tosic (Partizan Belgrade, combined rising to £16.3m), Ritchie De Laet (Stoke, £1m).

OUT: James Chester (Peterborough, L), Tom Cleverley (Leicester, L), David Gray (Plymouth, L), Sam Hewson (Hereford, L), Adam Ljajic (Partizan Belgrade, L), Manucho Goncalves (Hull, L).


IN: Marlon King (Wigan Athletic, L).

OUT: Tom Craddock (Luton, £80,000), Jonathan Grounds (Norwich, L), Seb Hines (Derby, L), Mido (Wigan Athletic, L), Graeme Owens (Blackpool, L)

Newcastle United

IN: Kevin Nolan (Bolton, £4m), Haris Vuckic (NK Domzale, £50,000), Peter Lovenkrands (Schalke, F), Ryan Taylor (Wigan, Swap).

OUT: Shay Given (Manchester C, £8m), Charles N’Zogbia (Wigan, £6m + Swap).


IN: Nadir Belhadj (Lens, £4.4m), Hayden Mullins (West Ham, £2m), Angelos Basinas (AEK Athens, U), Theofanis Gekas (Bayer Leverkusen, L), Pele (Porto, L), Jermaine Pennant (Liverpool, L).

OUT: Lassana Diarra (Real Madrid, £20m), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham, £15m).

Stoke City

IN: James Beattie (Sheffield U, U, rising to £3.5m), Matthew Etherington (West Ham, £3m), Henri Camara (Wigan, L).

OUT: Ritchie De Laet (Manchester U, £1m), Lewis Buxton (Sheffield W, U), Carl Dickinson (Leeds, L), Tom Soares (Charlton, L).


IN: Tal Ben-Haim (Manchester C, L), Calum Davenport (West Ham, L).

OUT: Pascal Chimbonda (Spurs, £3m), El-Hadji Diouf (Blackburn, £2m), Ross Wallace (Preston, £500,000), Liam Miller (QPR U), Graham Kavanagh (Carlisle, F), John Henderson (Coventry, L), Roy O’Donovan (Blackpool, L), Michael Chopra (Cardiff, L).

Tottenham Hotspur

IN: Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth, £15m), Robbie Keane (Liverpool, £16m), Wilson Palacios (Wigan, £14m), Pascal Chimbonda (Sunderland, £3m), Carlo Cudicini (Chelsea, F).

OUT: Hossam Ghaly (Al-Nassr Saudi, F), Cesar Sanchez (Valencia, F), Paul Stalteri (Borussia Moenchengladbach, F).

West Bromwich Albion

IN: Marc-Antoine Fortune (Nancy, L), Youssouf Mulumbu (Paris St-Germain, L), Jay Simpson (Arsenal, L), J-C Menseguez (San Lorenzo, L).

OUT: Bartosz Slusarski (Cracovia Krakau, F).

West Ham United

IN: Savio Nsereko (Brescia, £5.5m), Radoslav Kovac (Spartak Moscow, L).

OUT: Craig Bellamy (Man C, £12m), Matthew Etherington (Stoke, £3m), Hayden Mullins (Portsmouth, £2m), Lee Bowyer (B’ham, L), Julien Faubert (R Madrid, L), Nigel Quashie (Wolves, L), Kyel Reid (Wolves, L), Calum Davenport (Sunderland, L).

Wigan Athletic

IN: Charles N’Zogbia (Newcastle, Swap + £6m), Hugo Rodallega (Necaxa, £4.5m), Ben Watson (Crystal Palace, £2m), Maynor Figueroa (Derportivo Olimpia, £500,000), Mido (Middlesbro, L).

OUT: Wilson Palacios (Tottenham, £15m), Ryan Taylor (Newcastle, Swap), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa, £3.5m), Kevin Kilbane (Hull, £500,000), Henri Camara (Stoke, L), Marlon King (Middlesbrough, L).

( L = Loan , LE = Loan Extension , U = Unkown , F = Free transfer)