The 2024 winter transfer window has been uncharacteristically quiet, with very few teams making moves in it. Fans had waited for the window with hopes that their clubs would reinforce their squads to make them more competitive as we enter into the second part of the 23/24 season. For instance, most Arsenal fans online were hopeful that Mikel Arteta would get a striker to give them a better chance of competing against Manchester City and Liverpool for the title.
On the other hand, Manchester United fans were also expecting the club to bring in a striker to help youngster Hoijlund lead the line. However, none of these came to pass. With the window now closed, let’s look at the EPL teams that made great signings.
Tottenham: The Most Active Top Six Team
Ange Postecoglu has had a dream start as Tottenham Hotspurs manager. The London team sits fourth in the EPL table with 43 points after 22 games. Their great season suffered a little when some of their key players, such as Son, Sarr, and Bissouma, left for international duty.However, Postecoglu convinced Daniel Levy during the first half of the season. The Lilywhites were the busiest top team in the transfer market. They brought Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig to bolster their attack. Defender Radu Dragusin also joined from Genoa. If you usually place your sports bet on Betway, this is a key development to note. Also, the international will be returning from international duty, making Tottenham a team to watch in the second half of the season.
Brighton: Shrewd Deals
Brighton lost some key players in the summer transfer window with the departure of McAlister and Caicedo, who were Key players in De Zerbi’s system. While they seemed to be doing well, it seems the Italian tactician needed more reinforcements to create a formidable team.
Brighton signed four players: Valentin Barco from Boca Juniors, Adrian Mazilu from FCV Farul, Steven Hall from Adelaide United, and Kamari Doyle from Southampton. The Seagulls are known for spotting talent, and football fans are eager to see what the new signings will bring to the team.
Another eye-catching move was Sergio Reguilon’s move from Tottenham to Brentford. The Spaniard was at Manchester United for the first half of the season before returning to Tottenham in January. Also, Burnley got David Datro Fofana from Chelsea on loan.
David Moyes managed to convince Kalvin Philips to join West Ham from Man City for a loan until the end of the season. If the Englishman rediscovers his form, it could be a brilliant signing for West Ham until the end of the season.
Crystal Palace have also shown their shrewdness in the transfer market after completing Adam Wharton’s transfer from Blackburn. Generally, there have not been the “big” moves we are used to during the winter window. Nonetheless, EPL wagering fans on Betway will follow these developments to adjust their wagering strategies. For example, now that Arsenal did not bring in a striker, does that affect their title hopes?
Understandably, many EPL teams were not very active in the winter transfer window.
Deloitte Sports Business Group revealed that EPL teams spent 2.9 billion US dollars in the summer transfer window. Most seem to be focusing on the summer transfer to make their moves. Were you satisfied with your team’s moves in the winter transfer window?