The January transfer window is often touted as a glorious opportunity to boost your side’s credentials towards a title push, a top-four finish, a relegation battle or whatever your club’s aims may be. Yet although that sentiment might still ring true, more often than not, there’s also the potential to do more harm than good.
And perhaps this season more than ever, the amount of banana skins dotted about the transfer market for Premier League clubs to slip up on are perilously close to making one of our teams fall flat on their faces.
But like a slightly uncertain and wholly unqualified tour guide, Football FanCast is here to guide you through the potential pitfalls that await sides during the rest of this month’s transfer window. From lower league gambles to overpaid superstars that would make Peter Ridsdale blush, here are the top 10 players Premeir League clubs should avoid this January.