January 2020 transfer window opens for football clubs

Major January 2020 transfer deals

The transfer merry-go-round swings back into action on Wednesday January 1 as teams across the German Bundesliga, English Premier League, Europe and beyond will get the chance to buy, sell and loan players once again.

The start of the new year looks set to be frantic for a host of top Premier League clubs. It is the same across France and China, but Italy and Spain have to wait until the following day.

The window officially opens on January 3 in Portugal, while the Russian Premier League have to wait until January 22.

It is understood that in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain the window will close at 11pm on Friday January 31.

Portuguese teams have until the end of the following day to complete signings, while the window for clubs in the Russian Premier League shuts on February 21.

The Chinese Premier League January transfer window close on February 27.

Major deals so far from Europe’s top five leagues

Julian Weigl (£17m)
Midfielder — Borussia Dortmund to Benfica

Erling Braut Haaland (£19.2m)
Forward — RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (free transfer)
Forward — Free agent to Milan

Mario Mandzukic (free transfer)
Forward — Juventus to Al-Duhail

Takumi Minamino (£7.3m)
Midfielder — Red Bull Salzburg to Liverpool


Chidi Nwoke


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