Last night marked the end of the January transfer window, a sad time for football fans who like wheeling-and-dealing as much as the sport itself, much as some baseball fans live for the hot stove.
So where there any deals that will affect the races? I think so, although we may not know for a while which ones will be the most important. As I’ve said, I think Ronaldo will help
All this being said, I think the best transfer deal made in January might be Martin O’Neill bring John Carew to Aston Villa from
I have written before that I think O’Neill overpaid for Ashley Young; I don’t know what he paid for Carew (the sum was undisclosed, but word is he got him on the cheap) but it seems as if he mad up for his earlier, free-spending ways. O’Neill has already proven to many people that he is one of the brightest minds in the premiership, and I think picking up Carew will, in the long term, make Villa a force in the league, something it hasn’t been for a long, long time.
There are good articles on the transfer window at ESPN: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=406055&root=england&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1&cc=5901