It was a relatively quiet January in the transfer market this year, with only a handful of moves being made for big money.
And with that in mind we thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at those deals and decide whether they had been worth the outlay, or if they look like colossal wastes of money.
Wilfried Zaha – Manchester United to Crystal Palace – £3m
The young winger was expected to make a splash at Old Trafford, but once he’d learnt that Sir Alex Ferguson – the man who’d signed him – wasn’t going to be there he seemed to be too far out of his comfort zone. His form since the turn of the year has been nothing short of miraculous, and he has finally brought an end product to those little tricks to team up beautifully with Glenn Murray to fire Palace to safety.
Juan Cuadrado – Fiorentina to Chelsea – £27m
During the World Cup, the Colombian wide man looked unbeatable. Pacey, direct and blessed with the uncanny ability to keep the ball stuck to him like he had glue on his boots, he was destined to finally earn a big money move. And then it came, but he has struggled to adapt to the physicality and restless nature of the Premier League. It may be too early to judge him properly, but he hasn’t made a strong first impression – something that has been made to seen even worse as Mohammed Salah goes from strength to strength with La Viola.