A list compiled of the best players who could join the Premier League this January.
The Malaga goalkeeper was one of the finest shot-stoppers in Europe last season as his heroics were in no small part down to the Spanish minnows continental success. Rumoured to be tracked by Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini is interested in reuniting with the Argentine custodian.
Darijo Srna has been one of Europe’s best wing backs for the best part of a decade now, as he has captained Shakhtar Donetsk during their mid-table years all the way to their European exploits, as they have become regulars in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in the Croatia international.
Arguably the best centre-back in La Liga, Inigo Martinez has always stood out, but last season he was a rock for Real Sociedad as they finished in 4th place. Rumoured to be on his way to Real Madrid in January, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is also thought to be a big admirer of the Spainish international and several reports in the past have reported that Pellegrini wants the defender at the Etihad.
Another reported target for Manchester City, Real Madrid centre half Pepe could leave should Inigo Martinez join Carlo Ancelotti’s cause at the Santiago Bernabeu. Pepe has impressed under Ancelotti this season and is slowly removing his tag as the dirtiest player in Europe. As per this report, Madrid are willing to listen to offers for Pepe ahead of the January market.
Fabio Coentrao’s story during the summer transfer window was one with many plot twists, but seemingly no ending, as it was Tottenham Hotspur who led the race for the Portugal international, before Manchester United were too late to finalise a loan deal in the closing minutes of deadline day. It is rumoured that Spurs are still admirers of the former Benfica man, while Arsenal are also interested.