The January transfer window for 2022 is now open. A number of high-profile players will be out of contract in the summer of 2022, with players like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and Antonio Rudiger eligible to sign pre-contract deals with new clubs from January 1st. Many teams will have the option to get one more payment for their best assets this month before bidding farewell in the summer for nothing.
- Tuanzebe moves for Napoli
Axel Tuanzebe, a defender for Manchester United, has agreed to join Napoli on a season-long loan.
For the first half of the season, the Englishman was on loan at Aston Villa, but he only appeared in six games.
- Insigne’s new journey with Toronto
After completing a pre-contract deal with Toronto, Italy international Lorenzo Insigne has concluded his long affiliation with Napoli.
On July 1, the 30-year-old winger will begin a four-year contract with the Major League Soccer club after making his debut for Napoli in 2010.
Insigne has 416 appearances for the Serie A club, scoring 114 goals and assisting 95 times, and has 53 caps for his country, including a role in the Euro 2020 final victory over England at Wembley this summer.
- Coutinho signs for Aston Villa
Aston Villa has stated that they and Barcelona have reached an agreement on Philippe Coutinho’s transfer.
The attacking midfielder will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Villa Park, with the Premier League club announcing that the contract includes a buyout clause.
Coutinho has made 12 appearances this season, five of which were starts, and has scored two goals on 24 shots with a 3.60 xG.
The relocation is contingent on the player passing the medical and acquiring a work permit.
- Trippier joins Newcastle United
Newcastle has completed the £12 million signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.
It wasn’t a bad first transaction to get past the new Saudi ownership.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe stated that Kieran Trippier did not join the club for financial reasons during his pre-match press conference, and he hopes that his arrival would inspire others to do the same.
- Antonio signs new contract
Michail Antonio, a striker for West Ham United, has signed a new deal.
The 31-year-old, whose previous contract was set to expire next summer, has signed a new agreement with the Hammers that would keep him at the club until 2024, with an option for a further year.
Since joining West Ham from Nottingham Forest in 2015, Antonio has scored 55 goals for the club and has played a crucial role in the club’s climb through the Premier League in the last two seasons under manager David Moyes.
- Kayembe signs for Watford
Edo Kayembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo has joined Watford on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Belgian club Eupen.
Kayembe joined Anderlecht in 2016 from Sharks XI Kinshasa in his home country, where he made 39 appearances. In 2020, the 23-year-old moved to Eupen, where he made 39 appearances for the Belgian first division club, scoring four goals.
- Hayao Kawabe joins Wolves
Hayao Kawabe, a Japanese international midfielder, has joined Wolves from Grasshopper Club Zurich in the Swiss Super League.
Kawebe will join Bruno Lage’s side for the month of January before returning to the Swiss side when their season begins after the winter break.
Kawebe has four league goals this season for Grasshopper, averaging 0.25 xG/95 from midfield.