Predicting Top 3 Buy vs. Bye in January Transfer Window


With just 2 months remaining in the opening of January Transfer Window, Premier League Clubs have already initiated their efforts to fortify their squads in January. Leading the list of those clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all of whom will be trying their best to acquire players after Christmas. To make way for the new arrivals, several players from these 3 clubs are destined to leave in January.

Here Top 3 Arrivals and Departures from Your Favorite Club in January Transfer Window.

Manchester United

For a team that is sitting in 4th place in the Premier League, it is a bit awkward to note that goals have dried for the Red Devils in the last few weeks. With just one goal in last 4 matches, it is safe to say that the offensive department has been lack-luster for the Red Devils. Therefore, they might be going in the January transfer window with a view of acquiring players that will directly improve their squad.

Buy- Ilkay Gundogan

A player that Manchester United have been pursuing for a long time now, January seems like the best bet for Gundogan to sign an agreement with the Red Devils. He has refused to sign a new contract with Borussia Dortmund which means that this season is destined to be his last at Signal Iduna Park. Thus, if Borussia Dortmund wants to make money from the player, January transfer window offers them a lifeline.

Bye – Victor Valdes

A player who has won more League and European titles in his career that most clubs could do throughout their existence, Victor Valdes has been treated very ruthlessly by Louis Van Gaal.

The Dutchman has refused to bow down in front of his stardom and also banned the former Barcelona goalkeeper from socializing with the first team. Thus, stunned by his treatment at Manchester United, Valdes looks destined to leave Old Trafford in January.


A few weeks ago and Arsenal were flying high in the League destroying anything that came their way. However, with the arrival of the injury monster whose arrival has become a part and parcel of every Arsenal season, their squad is visibly emaciated now. Thus, if Arsenal are to end their decade-long Premier League title drought, they should be going for a new player in January.

Buy- Stephan El Shaarawy

Currently playing for the French Club AS Monaco, Shaarawy has attracted interest from Arsenal since his days at AC Milan. Although the form of Theo Walcott quashed any chances of Arsenal going after the 22-year old, recent injuries to both Welbeck and Walcott has left Arsenal short on the offensive front.

Thus, if Arsenal wants to stop the criticism that has been heaped on them for not winning a title in the last decade, a move for El Shaarawy looks more than likely from the Gunners.

Bye – Mathieu Flamini

Even though Arsenal fans would be happy with his brace against Tottenham a month ago which landed them a win in North London derby, the time of Mathieu Flamini at Arsenal looks set to be over. With both Coquelin and Cazorla performing at their best – and a much disciplined Mikel Arteta waiting as a substitute, game time has dried for Flamini in recent months.

His departure might cause some stir, but Arsenal have enough firepower in their ranks to cope with his absence now.


For a large part of this Season, Chelsea have resembled a Dad’s Army aiming plastic guns at an unflustered enemy. They have been humiliated quite a lot of times this Season and January transfer window offers a medicine to their gaping wounds.

Buy – John Stones

When Chelsea launched a 30-Million Pound bid for John Stones in the summer – not to mention the fact that Everton declined it, many pundits thought that Jose Mourinho has lost his mind.

However, for those people who were questioning the sense for paying such staggering money for Stones, last few months have been an eye-opener.

Chelsea have failed to keep clean sheets and have already conceded more goals than the whole of last Season. Thus, if Jose Mourinho stays and the form of Chelsea doesn’t improve, a move for John Stone looks more than likely once again in January.

Bye – Radamel Falcao

Jose Mourinho might have turned many failure stories into success in his career. However, a mere glance at the likes of Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli suggests that the Portuguese is not a magician.

After failing to impress at Manchester United, the Colombian striker blamed injuries and the cruel training methods of Louis Van Gaal as the reason for his abject performances. However, while Louis Van Gaal might not be smiling now, last few months have cleared him of the blame that Radamel Falcao put on him.

In addition to his dismal performances that have tested the patience of the Chelsea faithful, it is the staggeringly high wages of Falcao that has been too hot to handle even for a European Powerhouse like Chelsea.

Thus, with both Diego Costa and Loic Remy fit to play, Falcao would be looking for a new club in January.


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