There is little doubt that the January transfer window has been something of a tame affair with many clubs opting to a more prudent approach, after the millions that were shelled out twelve months ago. Only a cool £25m has been spent so far, which is simply half of what Chelsea paid out for Fernando Torres and £10m less than Liverpool shelled out for Andy Carroll on deadline day a little under a year ago. Indeed most of the signings last January have hardly made any significant impact at any level and perhaps that is why many football chairman are unwilling to splash the cash, in what both Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have both called a poor time to do any transfer business. The Frenchman in particular questions whether the attitude of the players that move on in January is right and therefore could be a reason as to why so many of them subsequently fail.
The transfer deadline is fast approaching and while Fergie and Wenger maybe right to question the wisdom of January shopping, the likelihood is that there will be certain clubs who won’t be able to resist the lure of some last minute bargain hunting. There are plenty to be had in the Premier League and who certainly can expect some last minute enquiries in the next 48 hours.