The final day of the January transfer window unfolded unlike any other. There were twists and turns aplenty – enough to satisfy the hunger of every footy fan. But the biggest surprises of the day were the ones that didn’t necessarily grab the headlines.
Where was Manchester City?
It’s no shock that Chelsea was in the middle of one of the biggest transfers in football history. But the biggest surprise was that the night ended with not a peep from money-laden Manchester City. After all, David Luiz and Fernando Torres were two targets that City have thrown money at in recent months. And let’s not forget how Man City a couple of seasons ago scuppered Chelsea’s last-minute capture of another young Brazilian, Robinho.
No Recall for Honda
As teams across England scrambled to fill their missing pieces, one talented playermaker was left out in the cold: Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda. Fresh off a great World Cup and an even better Asia Cup, Honda would instantly bring a touch of class and his fearsome free kicks to any Premier League side. He’s indicated that he’s unhappy at CSKA Moscow – and the Russian club have even intimated they’d be willing to sell him. But come Monday’s 11pm deadline, there were still no takers. Maybe this summer.
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