The January Transfer Window is open, and it’s likely we’ve already seen the biggest deal go through.
USMNT rising star Ricardo Pepi has joined FC Augsburg in a surprise $18 million deal, making him the club’s record transfer signing. The relegation-threatened club have been struggling for goals and will be hoping Pepi can fire them to safety.
German clubs are known for doing the majority of their business in the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see if any of the other 17 other clubs break the bank like Augsburg. I will continue to update this page throughout the month with all the latest Bundesliga January Transfer stories
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BUNDESLIGA JANUARY TRANSFER RUMORS
01/23/22 18-year-old D.C. United Midfielder Kevin Paredes linked to VfL Wolfsburg
70% chance of happening
USMNT fans will be excited to hear that VfL Wolfsburg are interested in D.C United‘s Kevin Paredes. The MLS club are willing to do business for $8-9 million and are in talks with the Bundesliga club and we could see a deal completed in the next few days. The 18-year-old has clocked 41 appearances, three goals and two assists during his two years with DC.
Wolfsburg are in dire straits under new boss Florian Kohfeldt picking up 2 points from the last 27 available leaving them 2 points above the relegation playoff spot. Paredes may want to wait till the end of the summer to join or he could find his dream move turning into a nightmare if Die Wolfe end up relegated.
01/18/22 ATLÉTICO MADRID LINKED WITH NORDI MUKIELE
40% chance of happening
Kieran Trippier‘s move to Newcastle has left Atlético Madrid searching for a replacement. Recent reports suggest RB Leipzig‘s versatile defender Nordi Mukiele is top of their list. The 24-year-old is capable of playing right-back, right wing-back, and center-back and would be a great addition to Diego Simeone‘s squad.
Atléti have the funds but it’s difficult to see them pulling this move off in January. German clubs tend to conduct the majority of their business in the summer and I think that’s when we’ll see this transfer happen.
01/09/22 BAYERN MUNICH SET TO SAVE DONNY VAN DE BEEK FROM HIS OLD TRAFFORD NIGHTMARE
25% chance of happening
Recent reports have linked Manchester United misfit Donny van de Beek with a move to Bayern Munich. The club and Julian Nagelsmann see the Dutch midfielder as the perfect replacement for Corentin Tolisso, whose deal runs out at the end of the season and is attracting interest from Real Madrid.
I think this could happen as a loan deal. Bayern are a bit light in midfield, and van de Beek must be desperate to leave United after being shunned again by new manager Ralf Rangnick. If it’s going to be a permanent deal, we will see it happen in the summer.
01/05/22 BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH COULD CASH IN ON MATTHIAS GINTER AND DENIS ZAKARIA IN JANUARY
80% chance of happening
Borussia Mönchengladbach pair Denis Zakaria and Matthias Ginter have announced their intention to leave in the summer when their contracts expire. The club thought if they could qualify for Europe this season, they would be able to convince the pair to sign new contracts.
Life under Adi Hütter hasn’t gone to plan with Gladbach closer to the relegation zone than the European qualification spots. The club can’t afford to let these players leave for free in the summer, and we will see them go if a club is willing to stump up an acceptable fee.
I think we will see both leave with the Premier League as the most likely destination. Ginter is a solid center-back, and Zakaria is a quality versatile midfielder who has the potential to be a real force in the game.
BUNDESLIGA JANUARY TRANSFER DONE DEALS
Free agent and former Dortmund midfielder Gonzalo Castro has joined
17-year-old midfielder Burak Ince has joined from Altinordu FK in a $600k deal
Ricardo Papi has joined in an $18 million deal, making him the clubs most expensive signing
Sardar Azmoun known as the ‘Iranian Lionel Messi’ will join in the summer on a free. The 27-year-old plays for Zenit St. Petersburg and has scored 62 goals in 104 appearances. This deal raises further doubt over Patrik Schick’s future who has been linked to Dortmund as a replacement for Erling Haaland
Leo Shaoziyang has joined from Wuhan Three Towns FC
Michaël Cuisance has moved to Venezia in a $4.4 million deal. The French midfielder struggled to fill his potential and will be hoping a move to Serie A can reignite his career
20-year-old forward Oliver Batista Meier has moved to Dynamo Dresden
Jürgen Locadia has joined from Brighton on a free transfer
Striker Soma Novothny has moved to Anorthosis Famagusta FC
Filippo Calixte Mane is a player for the future. The 16-year-old center back has joined from Sampdoria and will be playing for the Under 19’s
Ansgar Knauff has moved to Eintracht Frankfurt on an 18-month loan deal with the possibility of the move becoming permanent
Center back Marvin Friedrich has joined from FC Union Berlin
Hannes Wolf has moved to Swansea City on loan in search of minutes. The attacking midfielder joined from RB Leipzig in the summer but has found opportunities hard to come by making seven appearances in the Bundesliga
Torben Müsel has moved to Belgium side KAS Eupen on loan
20-year-old Dortmund winger Ansgar Knauff has joined on an 18-month loan deal with the possibility of a permanent deal
17-year-old Fabio Blanco has moved to Barcelona B in a $600k deal
Amin Younes has joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq from Napoli after Frankfurt terminated his loan deal early
Right-back Hugo Siquet has joined from Standard Liège for $4.95 million
Center-back Dominque Heintz has moved to FC Union Berlin for $165k
Forward Afimico Pululu has joined from FC Basel for an undisclosed fee
Swedish goalkeeper Andreas Linde has joined from Molde FK on a free transfer
28-year-old Emil Berggreen has his contract terminated with the club
Midfielder Hans Nunoo Sarpei has joined FC Ingolstadt 04 for an undisclosed fee
Nils Seufert will spend the second half of the season on loan at SV Sandhausen
Cedric Itten returned to his parent club Rangers after they decided to cut his loan deal short
The club have reinforced their defense by signing left-back Fredrik André Björkan from Bodø/Glimt on a free transfer
Krzysztof Piatek has joined Fiorentina on loan with an option to buy
Right-back Deyovaisio Zeefuik has joined Championship side Blackburn Rovers to help them with their promotion push
19-year-old center back Melayro Bogarde has joined FC Groningen on loan
Attacker Bruno Nazário has moved on loan to Vasco de Gama. This will be his seventh loan deal since he joined Hoffenheim in 2013
17-year-old attacker Jeremy Mekoma will join from FC Karbach in the summer
Jens Castrop will spend the rest of the season on loan at FC Nürnberg
Sava Cestic has had his contract terminated
31-year-old defender Rafael Czichos has moved to MLS side Chicago Fire
20-year-old Robert Voloder has moved to NK Maribor for an undisclosed fee
Left-back Noah Katterbach will spend the rest of the season on loan at FC Basel
Jorge Mere has joined Liga MX side Club América in a $1.1 million deal
French defender Anthony Caci will join in the summer from Strasbourg when his contract expires
Summer signing Brian Brobbey has returned to Ajax on loan after struggling for game time
Marcelo Saracchi has been released by the club
Brazilian defender Luan Cândido has returned home to Red Bull Bragantino
19-year-old midfielder Joscha Wosz has moved to Hallescher FC on loan
Matej Maglica has joined FC St. Gallen on loan
31-year-old striker Hamadi Al Ghaddioui has moved to Pafos FC for an undisclosed fee
Momo Cissé has joined Wisła Kraków in a permanent deal
Midfielder Philipp Klement will spend the rest of the season on loan at SC Paderborn
FC UNION BERLIN
Center-back Dominque Heintz has joined from SC Freiburg for $165k
Defensive midfielder András Schäfer has joined from DAC Dunajská Streda for an unknown fee
Cedric Teuchert has moved to Hannover 96
Marvin Friedrich has been sold to Borussia Mönchengladbach for an undisclosed fee
23-year-old Tymoteusz Puchacz will spend the rest of the season on loan at Trabzonspor
Fabio Schneider has been loaned to KuPS
Highly rated winger Jakub Kamiński will join in the summer from Lech Poznań
Jannis Lang has left the club for Erzgebirge Aue for an undisclosed fee
30-year-old forward Admir Mehmedi has joined Antalyaspor
Marvin Stefaniak has moved to FC Würzburger Kickers on a free
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