Other big EPL deals of January transfer window
After the January transfer window draws to a close, we look at the most notable names to have moved to or from the English Premier League
1.Wilfried Bony Swansea City to Man City
Wilfried Bony. Pics.Getty Images. AFP
Defending champions Man City made the biggest move in January, signing Bony from Swansea for a fee that could reportedly rise to £28 million. The 26-year-old was the leading scorer in the Premier League in 2014 with 20 goals and will provide competition for Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. Bony's commitments with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations mean he is yet to pull on a sky-blue shirt.
2. Andre Schuerrle Chelsea to Wolfsburg
Life did not work out at Chelsea for the 24-year-old German World Cup-winner, but his 17 goals in 42 international appearances helped persuade Bundesliga title challengers Wolfsburg to break their transfer record in a deal reportedly worth 32 million euros. Schuerrle's arrival sends league leaders Bayern Munich a reminder that they do not hold a monopoly in Germany on paying big fees for big-name players.
3. Gabriel Paulista Villarreal to Arsenal
Having looked short at the back following Thomas Vermaelen's departure for Barcelona, Arsenal bolstered their ranks with the acquisition of uncapped Brazilian centre-back Gabriel from Villarreal. He may not speak a word of English but the 24-year-old's arrival gives manager Arsene Wenger back-up for first-choice central defenders Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
4. Andrej Kramaric Rijeka to Leicester City
Despite an absolutely stunning 5-3 defeat of Manchester United in September, bottom club Leicester have struggled for goals this season, scoring only 21 times in 23 outings. They moved to rectify that with a club-record £9 million move for23-year-old Croatia striker Kramaric, who has yet to find the net in three appearances.