Clubs are continuously getting busy in making deals for their preferred players, whereas some teams are already waiting for their newly acquired players to arrive. Here are the latest players that have been transferred in this year’s January Transfer Window.
Stephen Ireland is now with Stoke City
Former Aston Villa footballer, Stephen Ireland, has now made a permanent move to Stoke City. Ireland had been on a season-long loan with Villa and has now been transferred permanently to his new Premier League club. This move makes the Potters free again to look into the market for new players. Manager Mark Hughes told stokecityfc.com that “Stephen is a talented footballer and has shown what he’s capable of since he joined us. We’re delighted to have made his switch a permanent arrangement as it also gives us the opportunity to bring in another player on loan if necessary.”
John Guidetti to Stoke City via loan move
Since signing with Manchester City, John Guidetti had only made one appearance for the Blues and had been loaned to different clubs. Guidetti’s most notable loan is his spell with the Dutch Eredivisie club Feyenoord during the 2011/12 campaign, wherein he scored a total of 20 goals in 23 games. After spending the majority of last season with injuries, Guidetti is now going to be part of Stoke City where he joins former City midfielder Stephen Ireland and Manager Mark Hughes.
Aston Villa has completed a loan deal for Grant Holt
The 32-year old forward has been recruited with a loan deal until the end of the season and is looking to fill in the void that Libor Kozak left after sustaining a broken leg in training. Grant Holt and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert had previously worked together at Norwich, which is why Lambert feels that Holt would be able to provide a strong influence to the team on and off the pitch. Lambert said to the club’s website that “Losing Libor was a blow to us, obviously. When I knew Grant had become available it was something I wanted to pursue quickly because he’ll add strength and experience to what is still a young squad overall. Having worked with him for three years at Norwich, I know what he can do and that’s important.”
Stefan Johansen is now a part of Scottish club Celtic
Strømsgodset has finally agreed after prolonged negotiations to sell Stefan Johansen to Celtic. Strømsgodset sporting director Jostien Flo stated that they had to sell Johansen because they couldn’t agree on an extension.
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