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    Top 10 Transfers

    Post by Admin on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:58 pm

    The winter transfer window has come to a close, with only a modest amount of movement across Europe and the world at large.

    Goal.com is excited at the prospect of seeing some of the big movers take to
    the pitch at their new clubs. Indeed, some already have done just that.

    Several
    of those who made a switch did so on a free basis. Others did so on
    loan, most notably in the UK, where big spending was scarce to say the
    least.

    In fact it was on the Eastern side of the continent
    that we saw some of the biggest moves, not least at CSKA Moscow, and a
    couple at Zenit to boot.

    Across the rest of the world activity
    has been more muted, with just a few high-profile players leaving
    Africa. Meanwhile the likes of Stephen Worgu have yet to cement their
    own moves within the continent.

    With that in mind, here are Goal.com International's top ten picks from the winter transfer window...




    Rank
    Player
    About
    1
    Goran Pandev
    From: Lazio
    To: Inter
    Price: Free

    The FYR Macedonia international comes to San Siro
    with rich pedigree, but above all with no price tag around his neck. A
    sparkling performance in the Milan derby underlines his worth to the
    Nerazzurri.
    2
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    From: Real Madrid
    To: Hamburger SV
    Price: Free

    Another freebie, Ruud's recent seasons have been interrupted by a spate
    of injuries, not to mention the form of Gonzalo Higuain. But even when
    his appearances were limited, his goals were not. He is not one who
    requires long to settle in - as soon as he plays, the goals will flow
    in Hamburg.
    3
    Robinho
    From: Manchester City
    To: Santos (loan)
    Price: Free

    Just two short years ago Robinho could say with a straight face that he
    aimed to be the best in the world. Many believed that he could be.
    Those plans appear to be on a back-burner for now as he heads home to
    Brazil, but Santos will reap the benefits when this attacking talent
    hits the pitch.
    4
    Adam Johnson
    From: Middlesbrough
    To: Manchester City
    Price: £8m

    Managers
    love the cliche "one for the future" - it gives them a ready-made
    excuse if a player doesn't immediately perform. That Johnson has been
    given this tag at City may be to do him a disservice, as the England
    hopeful has been in sparkling form for Boro.
    5
    Landon Donovan
    From: LA Galaxy
    To: Everton (loan)
    Price: Undisclosed

    Donovan's abilities have seldom been in doubt, but that changed when he went on loan to Bayern Munich last year. It's fair to say his second spell in the Bundesliga was underwhelming. But at Everton
    he has shown that he can hit European heights: the only downside to
    this transfer is that the Toffees only have him until March.
    6
    McDonald Mariga
    From: Parma
    To: Inter
    Price: Co-ownership swap

    Had the stars aligned slightly differently, this transfer could have Manchester City's
    name on it. However, bureaucratic wranglings mean that the Kenyan star
    remains in Italy, where Parma received a job lot of players in exchange
    for his services. Inter have potentially stolen a march on the rest of
    Europe with this signing.
    7
    Robbie Keane
    From: Tottenham Hotspur
    To: Celtic (loan)
    Price: Free

    Keane's arrival at Parkhead brings to mind Craig Bellamy's short-term tenure in the Scottish Premier League.
    The Welshman proved too good for his environs; Keane is set to do
    likewise, and with Spurs waiving a loan fee it's a true bargain for the
    Bhoys. But will it be enough to take them past resurgent Rangers?
    8
    Oleksandr Aliyev
    From: Dynamo Kiev
    To: Lokomotiv Moscow
    Price: Undisclosed

    The Ukrainian international had fallen out of favour at Dynamo, his
    long-time home, and as such Loko were able to pick him up for a
    relatively low (yet formally undisclosed fee.) Dynamo's loss is the
    Russians' gain, as the classy midfielder brings plenty of European
    experience.
    9
    Mario Bolatti
    From: Porto/Huracan
    To: Fiorentina
    Price: €3.5m

    Something of a sleeper hero, Bolatti raced back into the public
    consciousness after two years in the wilderness on Porto's bench with a
    brilliant season at Huracan of Argentina. Now he's back in Europe with
    Fiorentina, and having hit maturity at the age of 24 the dominant
    midfielder could fill the gap left by Felipe Melo in summer.
    10
    Keisuke Honda
    From: VVV-Venlo
    To: CSKA Moscow
    Price: €9m

    Few
    expected any club to meet Venlo's asking price for their Japanese
    skipper, but they hadn't reckoned on the appearance of a Russian club.
    Honda becomes CSKA's flagship winter signing; the goalscoring
    midfielder is very likely to justify his price tag in the RPL.


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    Re: Top 10 Transfers

    Post by Admin on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:58 pm

    Robinho should be number 1 Smile , then Pandev , then Rud Van nisterloy Smile


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    Re: Top 10 Transfers

    Post by Quiver on Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:36 am

    Adam Johnson who?
    Isn't he expensive?
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    Re: Top 10 Transfers

    Post by Hagibest on Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:28 am

    Best signings are Pandev, Nistelrooy, DONOVAN, and Keane.

    Bolatti and Honda, I have studied much, but they sound like some decent players to have and would be great to catch a bit of their footy soon.

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