The 2017 winter transfer window turns 18 today. It has already been a busy, and in many ways, a unique transfer window. The Chinese Super League has kept on acquiring major signings, while there have been talks of breaking the record transfer fee again. Obviously, some of the transfers work and some don’t. It isn’t easy to settle into a new team, and in some cases, in a new country mid-way through the season. Liverpool have set a prime example of this. They signed Luis Suarez in January 2011, arguably the best winter signing to date. On the other hand, they signed Andy Carroll in the 2013 winters. After the Costa saga, Chelsea has been the team connected to most of the transfer rumours. Here we look at the five major transfer stories of the day.
5) Aleksander Isak
Real Madrid are closing in on the Swedish teenage striker Aleksander Isak. The Swedish media has labelled the 17-year-old AIK Solna forward the ‘New Zlatan’. Madrid has tracked Isak from the start of the season. Los Blancos are expected to sign him as soon as this week for a record £8.6m. Isak has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for AIK this season, making him an exciting prospect in the future.