Article FMM Predicts : January Transfer Window

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Hello and welcome to a new series of simulations, where I will holiday through major events to see what the outcome is, according to Football Manager Mobile.

The first article of the series will be concentrating on the upcoming January transfer window, which opens in just over a weeks time.

Top 5 Deals

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Marcelo Brozovic joined Atletico Madrid from Inter Milan for £32.5m.

The Croatian internation racked up 2 goals and 5 assists in 25 games for the Italian side.

The 24 year-old is likely to be deployed as attacking support for striker Antoine Griezmann.

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At number 4, it's another recruit for Diego Simeone's side, as they completed the signing of centre-back Kostas Manolas from Roma for £32.5m.

In 21 appearances for Roma, the Greek managed to bag a goal and 2 assists from defence.

Manolas will likely play alongside club vice-captain Diego Godin.

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Barcelona completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Napoli for £34m.

3 assists in 22 games was enough for the Catalan club to snap up the Italian.

Jorginho is unlikely to have a starting place in the Barcelona starting XI, as Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic would probably remain as the midfield partnership, but Jorginho could be a replacement for Iniesta once the Spaniard retires.

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Xherdan Shaqiri quit Stoke for Valencia as he moved for a whopping £36m.

It took Valencia 2 bids to lure the Swiss away from the Premier League, after a previous bid of £30m was turned down.

2 goals and 5 assists in 22 games for Stoke City resulted in Shaqiri's departure to Spain.

Shaqiri will no doubt be a starter for Valencia, as he can either play on the wing, or as the number 10 role behind loanee striker Munir El Haddidi.

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Finally, at number 1 as the biggest transfer of the 2017 January transfer window, it's a defensive recruitment for Bayern Munich.

Alessio Romagnoli joined the German champions from AC Milan for £40m, and has been touted as one of the best young defenders in the world.

Romagnoli is likely to play alongisde fellow new signing Mats Hummels or Jerome Boateng.

Other Major Deals

Let's have a look at the other major transfers that took place in January 2017 :

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Bayern Munich clinched another 2 major signings in Fabinho and Carlos Vela for a combined fee of £51m.

Juventus signed both Julian Weigl from Borussia Dortmund, and Sporting CP's Rui Patricio.

Staying in Italy, Lucas Biglia and Newcastle United centre-back Chancel Mbemba both signed for Roma. Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly moved to the red half of Madrid to beef up the defence.

And finally, after rumoured interest from Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang signed for the latter, for a bargain fee of £18.75m.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Part 2 will be out next week, where I look at the 2017 summer transfer window.

In the meantime, I hope you all have a great Christmas!

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Nice article, will probably be another boring January window in reality though :/

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1 minute ago, samhardy said:

Nice article, will probably be another boring January window in reality though :/

Thanks mate.

If only the real life transfer windows were as exciting as FMM ey ?

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Seems the Italian league is just getting poached like crazy in your save.

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