Winter 2020 Football Transfer Window Results

The Winter 2020 transfer window for top European leagues is officially closed. Some clubs have successfully got the players they want, but there are also losers. Here is a look at the latest world football update about recent transfers.

Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund had emerged victorious out of the transfer season, as it welcomed Erling Braut Haaland. The much-coveted wunderkind chose the German team over several top European clubs that had laid eyes on him, Manchester United included.

Borussia Dortmund purchased from Red Bull Salzburg at €21 million (£18 million) on January 29. Two days later, midfielder Julian Weigl was sold to Benfica, a Lisbon-based club for the same price.

Another Borussia Dortmund player, Paco Alcacer has been bought by Villarreal for €25 million (£21 million). Haaland’s arrival had previously meant that Alcacer was no longer a part of Borussia Dortmund’s main squad.

Real Madrid

Reinier’s impressive performance that gained Flamengo its Copa Libertadores win had attracted the attention of top European clubs including Real Madrid and Arsenal. For this transfer window, Real Madrid has signed the 18-year-old at a €30 million (£25.6 million) deal. The deal for the teenager, whose full name is Reinier Jesus Carvalho, was finalized on January 20. It is one of the most expensive transfers in the winter window.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan has successfully obtained Christian Eriksen, one of the hottest and most sought after players in the winter 2020 transfer season. I Nerazzurri has welcomed the Danish midfielder from Tottenham Hotspur for a €20 million (£16.8 million) deal.

Conte is clearly determined to boost his squad’s ammunition. Inter Milan had also captured Victor Moses and Ashley Young, also from the English Premier League.


After two seasons on loan from Sampdoria, Duvan Zapata has been made a permanent player by Atalanta with a €12 million (£10 million) deal on January 17.

Manchester United

The Red Devils bought the Portuguese national team player Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP on January 29. At £55 million, the 25-year-old midfielder is among the most expensive transfers in this window.

However, the team failed to get Erling Haaland. The 19-year-old striker chose Borussia Dortmund over Man United, despite football gossips about him joining the latter. Nevertheless, this does not close the possibility of a future Man United deal.

Manchester United has also obtained Odion Ighalo on a loan from Shanghai Shenhua, as a replacement for Marcus Rashford who is absent due to a severe injury. This last-minute transfer was done after Man United’s failed bid for Bournemouth player Joshua King.

West Ham

2020 sees the lowest-spending Premier League winter transfer deadline since 2010 with only £25m, despite the fact that clubs spent £230m the entire month, the second highest total amount on record. West Ham’s eleventh-hour £18m deal with Hull City for their forward Jarrod Bowen is one of the last transfers for the window.


Despite a reduction in their transfer ban, The Blues did not sign any star player in this transfer window. Coach Frank Lampard failed to get Dries Mertens as his two offers were rejected by Napoli. Lampard does not hide his disappointment with Chelsea’s management over their loss in the transfer window.

Chelsea is one of the three Premier League clubs that did not get any addition to the team, along with Manchester City and Bournemouth.

Tottenham Hotspur

Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn is Tottenham Hotspur’s most recent addition. The €32 million (£27 million) deal with PSV Eindhoven was finalized on January 29. In Bergwijn’s illustrious debut with Tottenham Hotspur, he has led his squad to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City.