The transfer window has time left and of course the last day is sure to be a tense day for fans, teams and players alike. The movement in has been slow for many teams with several teams failing to add major targets yet. Here is my rankings of the best signings so far.
1. Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool - There are plenty of problems in Sturridge game and it'll be interesting to see how he plays with more time on the field with Luis Suarez, but the early returns have been great for Sturridge in Red. He's scored 2 goals in two league games and added another in cup play.
2. Demba Ba - Chelsea - Obviously not even close to a healthy Fernando Torres, but Ba brings some speed to the striker spot that Torres just hasn't had since his knee injury. Rafa will still push to play Torres and how they play together and apart will be interesting.
3. Loic Remy - Queens Park Rangers - While Harry Redknapp was unable to secure international teammate Yan M'Vila, his first signing has hit the ground running and showing signs of being a big win for The Hoops. After a fee was agreed on with Newcastle Rangers swooped in with a £8M bid and big money to sign the striker. Will he be enough to stave off relegation is the question.
4.. Lewis Holtby - Spurs - The only player making the list who won't
be helping his team this season. Although Spurs continue to try and
come to an agreement with Schalke 04 to get Holtsby in now, but the team
continues to hold on to the player for the remainder of the German
season. This could be top 3 if RVB finds a way to bring him in now.
5. Newcastle French Trio - Newcastle - OK so this might become a
quartet if the move for Moussa Sissoko, but Newcastle have gone all in
on the French squad by adding this group. Yoan Gouffran, Mapou
Yanga-Mbiwa and Mathieu Debuchy alter the squad at forward and on the
back line. Moussa would not even be the last french addition as
Massadio Haidara is on his way from french side Nancy. It's an
interesting move by the Magpies and some have been critical of the move
to outside talent, but if the team finishes closer to tenth and nowhere near relegation when the season is out all should be forgotten.
6. Angelo Henriquez - Wigan Athletic - Want to find a cheap way to fight off relegation in the January window. Find whomever Manchester United is benching at striker behind their full stable of elite strikers. Henriquez has already scored in the Wigan loss to Sunderland and looked impressive in the FA Cup tie with Bournemouth. He's very young and it's only a loan, but Wigan will be looking for him to impress in fixtures against Southampton, West Ham, QPR and a final game against Aston Villa to finish the season.
7. Vegard Forren - Southampton - Shown interest by Liverpool, but
only for a trial the Norway centre-back picked the Saints and will hope
to sure up what looked to be an already solid defensive scheme against
Everton on Monday. How he'll fit in with new manager Mauricio Pochettino remains to be seen as well.
8. Alfred N'Diaye - Sunderland - While not the defensive player that
M'Vila is he's expected to shore up the midfield and become a ball
winning midfielder for manager Martin O'Neill. With 2 games already and The Black Cats winning both games he's had a solid start already.
9. Joe Cole - West Ham - Not the sexiest of pickups after things never quite working out with Liverpool and a loan to Lille last season. The move back to Cole's original team could be seen as a chance to help his old team out. His pace is no longer there, but still has a good cross and has already scored his first goal with the Hammers.
10. Kader Mangane - Sunderland - Showing up to your new squad and having your loan start extremely out of fitness is never a good start, but Sunderland have an option to purchase when this is over and Martin O'Neill views that option seriously. A solid option on the back line who was chased out of France after a brutal tackle on Jonathan Lacourt. Sunderland really need his help on the backline and he'll be surely playing hard for the opportunity to stay with the team