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Which Premier League clubs have done the best January Transfer business so far?

Saturday 28th January 2017
January transfer windows always prove to be the quieter window of the two, as this year has showcased once again. However, there has been some shrewd business deals conducted so far in 2017 and these clubs have done the best business so far.


The Toffees set the ball rolling at the start of January by adding Charlton youngster Ademola Lookman to their ranks for a fee rumoured to rise up to £11m. The fee could prove to be a bargain, however, as the pacey attacker showed what he can do on his Everton debut, notching the fourth goal in a 4-0 thrashing against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

A few days later, Ronald Koeman's men added another excellent addition through Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin. The French midfielder arrived for a fee believed to be worth around £24m and on his day, he can be one of the best in his position.

Additionally, the former Strasbourg academy graduate worked with Koeman at Southampton, so you'd imagine the Dutch boss will know how to get the most out of him.

On the departure side, Gerard Deulofeu has been a disappointing performer this season for Everton and has been shipped out on loan to Serie A giants, AC Milan.

Also leaving Goodison Park temporarily is Tom Cleverley who has moved to Watford. The former Manchester United midfielder scored 11 goals in his first loan spell with the Hornets in 2009/10 and will be aiming for more game time in Hertfordshire.

Swansea City

Paul Clement's start as Swansea boss has been promising and that's not just due to his side's performances on the pitch during January.

The Swans have managed to add three much-needed decent players to their squad in the shape of Tom Carroll from Tottenham, Luciano Narsingh from PSV and Martin Olsson from Norwich City.

The arrival of Carroll has already proved to be a decent move, with the midfielder contributing with a fabulous assist in the 3-2 away victory against Liverpool where his pinpoint cross found the head of Llorente to finish.

Narsingh adds some additional width for Clement's men, with the capability of playing on either the left or right flank, while Olsson will become Swansea's first choice left-back.

Hull City

While Hull are bound to eventually lose top-scorer Robert Snodgrass, having already sold midfielder Jake Livermore to West Bromwich Albion, the Tigers have looked to bring in players who will try to allow the Premier League side to stay in England's top division.

They have targeted areas in which lacked players, with new gaffer, Marco Silva, bringing in two former players he had worked with at Olympiakos and Estoril, through the loan deal of Omar Elabdellaoi and permanent buy of Evandro Goebel from Porto, respectively.

Silva has also boosted the squad with the loan signings of Oumar Niasse from Everton and Lazar Markovic from Liverpool.

However, the work cannot stop there for the Tigers. In the relegation dogfight they know they will need a few more to try and help retaining their Premier League status, no matter how unlikely it seems and the money from Snodgrass' impending sale could help.

The horrible injury to Ryan Mason twinned with Livermore's departure means the centre of midfield will need filling and quickly.
Greg Stubley
Greg graduated with a first in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton in Summer 2016 and has already managed to gain experience in the industry, working for companies such as Charlton Athletic and talkSPORT. Greg is currently the regular commentator on Charlton's "CAFCPlayerHD" service, bringing full-match live commentary along with Terry Smith of Addicks' games up and down the country for subscribers to listen.

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