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The 5 best January signings for your Dream Team

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We have some new additions to the Dream Team game after Premier League sides dipped into their pockets in January.

The transfer window didn’t exactly set the world alight, but needless to say a few names could make a real splash for more than a few of you lot.

We’ve profiled five new signings you should consider…


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1 Gonzalo Higuain (£4.4m)

Higuain kicked things off after 16 minutes, lashing home from close range past Jonas Lossl

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Off the mark in English football

It’s impossible to see his name without hearing that mental Napoli announcer screaming it out over the tannoy (Google it if you’ve not seen the video).

And the man widely regarded as the ‘biggest bottle job’ in football after a number of high-profile gaffes is already off the mark.

Even the Goodison Cat probably would have scored against Huddersfield on Saturday, but Higuain got two and that may open the floodgates.

His connection with Eden Hazard was instantaneous and this could be the start of a blossoming double act.

2 Youri Tielemans (£2m)

Youri Tielemans has joined Leicester on loan for the rest of the season

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YourIN or YourOUT?

Everyone under the sun wanted this man a couple of summers ago, cited as the jewel in Belgium’s golden generation.

Tielemans struggled at Monaco but Leicester could be the new lease of life he needs.

Stylish and a set piece wizard, Tielemans and James Maddison are exactly the players Leicester need to unlock Jamie Vardy.

3 Michy Batshuayi (£2.5m)

Knows where the goal is

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Knows where the goal is

I can’t for the life of me work out why this guy doesn’t get more game time.

Batshuayi has only made 112 club career starts yet he has 112 goals across various countries.

Crystal Palace have been crying out for a proper number nine for ages and the Belgian could be the answer to all their problems.

He looked bright after his introduction against Fulham and a £2.5m is a Dream Team bargain compared to other strikers.

4 Denis Suarez (£2.5m)

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Les Denis

The jury is out on whether Suarez has the minerals for the Premier League, but there’s no denying he’s a lovely player to watch.

Considering the strength in depth at Barcelona it’s no major criticism to say he failed to make the Catalan cut.

But is he what Arsenal, so flimsy defensively, really need?

He has a tempting price and will hopefully add more end product than the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

5 Miguel Almiron (£2.5m)

13 years of hurt

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13 years of hurt

The new talk of the Toon.

Finally, somebody has ended Michael Owen’s 13-year stranglehold as Newcastle’s record signing and this guy will get Magpies fans purring.

MLS imports have been more miss than hit in the Premier League era but Almiron arrives in Europe with genuine pedigree.

He could be the main to provide the spark to Rafa Benitez’s all too predictable, all too often, side.


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