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Ranking the Biggest Deadline Day Storylines

26 January 2022

We’re coming to the end of the transfer window, Rank Squad; and so we’re taking a look at the biggest names and clubs who still have plenty of work to do. We start at Spurs, who are looking to shift on three players and bring a couple in, before heading to Manchester United. Martial might have gone, but Van de Beek and Henderson are still looking for new homes, whilst Jesse Lingard is a man in demand.

Newcastle are on the hunt for anybody who could help them survive, and we discuss their approaches, whilst Dusan Vlahovic’s probable move to Juventus might free up a whole domino chain of late switches across Europe – perhaps most interestingly, for Arsenal, who also wanted him earlier in the window.

We also discuss three players who need a move desperately – a Moroccan wideman in Seville, a former Barcelona starboy struggling for minutes under Mourinho, and Inter’s backup CDM who could almost certainly start for 15+ teams in Serie A.

Things We Love focuses on Roy Hodgson’s return to management at Watford (and a homecoming for his assistant Ray Lewington), Dortmund & Leipzig both on the charge in the Bundesliga, and Comoros’ performance in the AFCON Round of 16 which won hearts all over the world, if not a place in the quarter-finals.

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