Top 10 January 2016 Transfer Window Signings

10 – Anthony Knockaert (Standard Liege to Brighton)

Brighton had a fantastic start to the season but recently they have lost their form and are in a real battle to stay in the playoffs. They needed a spark and Knockaert could just make the difference come the end of the season.

Anthony Knockaert

9 – Steven Caulker (QPR to Liverpool)

This might seem a strange one but Caulker has a lot of potential and at the age of 24 he could go on to become one of England’s leading centre backs. He is better than what Liverpool have, if Klopp stops playing him upfront.

Steven Caulker

8 – Leroy Fer (QPR – Swansea)

Yet another QPR departure and with them getting relegated from the Premier League last year it would seem like they don’t have the quality but in Fer they had a midfielder that can really grab hold of a game which Swansea are in need of.

Leroy Fer

7 – Gianelli Imbula (Porto to Stoke City)

When he joined Stoke eyebrows were raised, especially when they broke their transfer record to bring him in. £18.3 million is a lot of money but Mark Hughes feels he needs more power in central midfield and is the replacement for Steven N’Zonzi.

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6 – Steven Naismith (Everton to Norwich City)

He was not prolific for Everton but he can score goals when given the chance. He has got off to a decent start at Norwich and they certainly need more goals in their team if they want to stay in the top flight.

Steven Naismith

5 – Demarai Gray (Birmingham City – Leicester City)

At 19 he has a lot of potential and with 83 games played in his career he has a lot more experience than most others his age. He won’t be first choice but might have an impact before the end of the season.

Northampton Town v Birmingham City - Pre-Season Friendly

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 21: Demarai Gray of Birmingham City in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Northampton Town and Birmingham City at Sixfields Stadium on July 21, 2015 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

4 – Benik Afobe (Wolves to Bournemouth)

With three Premier League goals already since joining the club he is proving that the £10 million the club spent on him was worth it. Bournemouth still have work to do but look a lot more threatening and aren’t missing Callum Wilson as much.

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3 – Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City to Newcastle United)

A player that can blow hot and cold, and one that will delight and frustrate in almost the same minute because he can play a great 60 yard pass like on his debut against West Ham and on other days be anonymous.

Jonjo Shelvey

2 – Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers to Middlesbrough)

It is not an understatement to say that the difference between Middlesbrough getting promoted automatically and having to go through the playoffs again could be Rhodes’ goals. Boro have a great defensive record and he could be the missing piece for Aitor Karanka.

Jordan Rhodes

1 – Charlie Austin (QPR to Southampton)

With the fee being reported as £4 million it could turn out to be one of the bargains in the history of the Premier League. His goalscoring record speaks for itself and with the Euros coming up he will want to impress Roy Hodgson.

Charlie Austin

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