Transfer deadline winners, losers: Chelsea edge out Enzo Fernandes, PSG and Ziyech, Arsenal edge out Jorginho

The transfer window is now closed and most European football clubs can’t do any more business until the summer. It was a busy final day in action with a lot of unexpected players joining surprise clubs meaning there were a number of winners and losers in terms of those making good moves, some having to stay put despite wanting to go elsewhere. Enzo Fernandez, JorginhoAnd IscoAnd Marcel Sabitzer And Milan Skriniar They were just a few to experience contrasting fortunes on January 31st.

We look at some of the winners and losers:

Winner: Enzo Fernandez Chelsea

The transfer saga ended in this January window with Argentina The international gets the step it was after every month. The two clubs struck a deal at the last possible moment and the 22-year-old completes what was an extravagant winter spending spree even by new Chelsea standards. Fernandes leaves a huge loophole for the Portuguese giants, but brings in the largest possible fee that can be reinvested in the future. Now for the South American to get to work as Graham Potter attempts to rebuild the Blues midfield with his latest possession.

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loser: Hakim Ziyech Incomplete transfer to Paris Saint-Germain

It looked as if Morocco, West, sunset The international would be the winner, but his move to the Parc Des Princes to join Paris Saint-Germain faced a snag as reports stated that a paperwork problem at Chelsea’s end resulted in documents not being submitted in a timely manner. The French Pro League has now confirmed that the switch is invalid. Ziyech has become a bit more of a forgotten man with each new arrival like Mudryk and Joao Felix He arrived at Stamford Bridge. The move will give him a new lease on life, but he will now have to continue in London until at least this summer. There is no doubt that the 2022 FIFA World Cup played a role in Ziyech earning this potential shot at 29, but there was also this much need on the part of the French champions who were desperate for an injection of creativity. He was an interesting prospect in a position of need, not so much as the new defender PSG desperately needed him…

Loser: Milan Skriniar stays at Inter until the summer

Which brings us to one of the major losers who will now have to continue the season with Inter Milan. Skriniar has agreed a summer move to PSG as a free agent, but both will have to part ways until then, which isn’t necessarily good news for the remainder of this season. The Ligue 1 captains desperately needed fresh defensive blood given their current struggles and Skriniar was desperate to leave as soon as possible but must now give his all in embarrassing circumstances for the Nerazzurri.

Winner: Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United

Few predicted such a move but the sudden damage to Christian Eriksen Offer an opportunity united I flicked it to add a quality temporary solution with Denmark A star now until almost the end of the season. A non-starter figure at Bayern Munich, Sabitzer’s future has been somewhat of a subject of speculation since his arrival from RB Leipzig And this switch is now an opportunity to remind people of its quality. Expect Erik ten Hag to make him look like something close to the mascot figure he was at Leipzig.

Winner: Jorginho to Arsenal

Towards the end of last week, Arsenal were expected to spend big to land Brighton Musa Caicedo Until now Ecuador The international finds himself stuck with the Seagulls after only a few days. After refusing to be drawn into a bidding war for Caicedo, the gunners took the same pragmatic approach that got them going. Mykhailo Modric Join chelsea and go to Leandro Trossard And Jacob Kewer instead of him. Mike Arteta’s guys now find themselves with three high-quality extras at a fraction of the prices discussed for both Mudryk and Caicedo. Jorginho could end up being the Premier League champion too.

Loser: Isco and Union Berlin collapse

For a short while, it looked as if Union Berlin would carry out something of a coup d’état with the Spanish joining the likes Josip Yuranovićand Jerome Rossellon Aissa Laidouni At Stadion An der Altern Forsterei. However, medical treatment proved problematic and the move quickly fell apart for the 30-year-old. Real Madrid And Seville The man who was left without a club. The Germans will be in shape and well equipped for their battle at the Bundesliga summit, but there is no guarantee Isco will find a new club anytime soon as there are now big questions about his physical condition.

Loser: Moises Caicedo didn’t move much from Brighton

The Ecuadorian international overplayed his hand and got burned when Arsenal stopped Brighton’s asking price. Cut off from the first team during the transfer window, Caicedo now faces a difficult task to win back the trust of his manager, teammates and Gulls fans. Given the high price tag, potential future suitors will be wary of the ring before trying to get the 21-year-old this summer – assuming his form has recovered.

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