Outsource Ten

Outsource Ten

February 09, 2011 13:21 ET

Outsource Ten Rates the Top Ten Transfers Affecting the English Premier League

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - Outsource Ten gives a detailed rating of all the transfer action that took place in the English Premiership's January window. After a hectic day of last minute dealings, the English Premiership experienced record breaking signings as clubs attempt to reach for honours ranging from the Premier League title, the FA Cup and the much coveted Champions League title.

January, traditionally a quieter time for transfers, this year saw clubs splashing out over £200M pounds in transfer fees for players across the country. Topping the list is the much publicized move of Liverpool's Fernando Torres to London rivals Chelsea. With the deal worth around £90M in transfer fees and wages in a five year deal, Outsource Ten's Managing Director Brett Heyes hails this as " .......the deal of the year so far".

Brett goes on to discuss the next biggest deal this January, also involving Liverpool, their signing of Newcastle hit-man Andy Carroll. He said that "this is a great piece of business on the side of the Liverpool owners. Once Torres had made up his mind they decided to pay whatever was needed for their man and with £50M to play with they managed to cut their losses and bag their new number 9 with some change to spare" is Andy Carroll the man? Only time will tell.

The next big signing also involves Chelsea, the acquisition of the Brazilian defender David Luiz from Benfica for an estimated £21m. Brett says that with all the defensive problems the Blues have found themselves in this season, leading them to fall off the relentless pace of the league leaders they "... had to do something to strengthen at the back".

Yet another Liverpool-related deal, the signing of Uruguayan Luiz Suarez from Dutch side Ajax, on the back of a phenomenal scoring run of 111 from 159 games, indicates the determination of Liverpool to move forward despite the loss of their star man. It seems that Chelsea and Liverpool are undoubtedly the big players of this transfer window, being involved as they are in the vast majority of the top deals. This is no doubt down to the fact they both find themselves somewhat out of contention for the big prizes they are so accustomed to fighting for, and felt the need to spend themselves out of trouble, so to speak.

But that is not to say that there weren't other big deals happening elsewhere. In particular, the signing of Edin Dzeko by Manchester City was a great piece of business, felt Brett, who said that in a team "full of X- Factor egos, this could be the grounded hard working style player needed to restore balance in a squad that, if they were to manage their egos could go a long way to winning titles and trophies".

Outsource Ten thinks that overall the big winners without a doubt have to be Chelsea and Liverpool who combined were responsible for the majority of the more than £200M spent by clubs in the Barclays Premiership. This seems to be a signal of intent to all clubs in the Premiership as well as Europe and ensures that the run in to the title will as usual be a '… nail biting affair' ends Brett.

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