Crazy Transfers in January 

     As I am sure most of you know the transfer period in the English Premier was crazy. The money amount that was flying around was hard to grasp and the rumors spreading around. If you have twitter, I know it was blowing up with different speculations about players being loaned or sold. 

Liverpool FC

Liverpool was trying hard to land Luis Suarez from Ajax and when they finally did Fernando Torres later turned in his transfer request. Hearing that as a Liverpool fan was devastating as I know it was for others. Kenny Daglish was trying to sign Suarez to help out Torres and a couple weeks ago Torres mentioned that he was going to "honor" his contract and finish out his tenure as a Red. Liverpool signed Luis Suarez for 22.8 million Euros. His contract length is five and half years,that will keep him a Red until 2016. He is only 24 and shined in the past World Cup for Uruguay with partner in crime Diego Forlan. With his previous club Ajax he scored 49 goals in 48 games last season. Suarez will wear the old Kings number 7. 
     While some Liverpool fans were burning the jersey of Fernando Torres ( I have a jersey and was not one of them) , the owners were busy on the tele trying to sign young gun Andy Carroll from Newcastle. Since Torres was sold for 50 millions euros it opened some room for another signing. Liverpool was chasing Charlie Adams aswell but managed to sign Andy Carroll for 35 million euros. He was the eighth most expensive footballer in history and Britain's most expensive.  There was a lot of heat given off about the price tag of "the new kid" but as he is only 22, the potential is endless. Carroll will wear Fernando Torres old number 9. The two numbers have been replaced nicely.  
     Paul Konchesky joined Championship side Nottingham Forrest as he lost his spot with Kenny Daglish. Konchesky is 29 and came from Fulham. Also loaned out was Daniel Ayala to Derby County. 


     Liverpool was not the only team trying take advantage of the transfer period as they picked up Spain international star Fernando Torres and David Luiz.  As everyone should know Chelsea bought Torres for an incredible 50 million Euros. Some thing that everyone might not know is Chelsea had offered Liverpool money for Torres three times and they declined them every time until Torres asked to leave. The idea of Drogba and Torres up front seems like a disaster to any opponents defense but Torres and Drogba are central strikers and manager Ancelotti has recently been using the formation 4-3-3, which puts Torres or Drogba out wide, which neither of them want to play. Chelsea would need to run a 4-2-2. 

    David Luiz finally made his way to Chelsea as many thought it wouldn't happen. The deal was finally sealed at 21.3 million euros. You can probably remember Luiz for his crazy hair style and curls. Luiz is a left-sided central defender who helped his previous club, Benefica, to the Portuguese championship last season. It could bring up a problem since John Terry favors the left center back spot.Benefica only conceded 20 goals in 30 games, which Luiz was absent for only one game.

Aston Villa

     In the middle of the transfer period Darren Bent threw everyone a curve ball by leaving Sunderland and moving to Aston Villa. He has made an immediate impact by scoring goals. He scored against Manchester United even though they were defeated 3-1. He was sold for 18 million pounds and his contract extends to 2015. Another surprise signing was USA international Michael Bradley. The midfielder has been loaned from Bundesliga team Borussia Monchengladbach. Michael Bradley is the son of USA manager Bob Bradley. The loan lasts the rest of the English Premier season and a long term signing is expected after. Expect to see Aston Villa to move up the table as most of their players are now getting healthy and their transfer are going to make a difference. 

Top Ten Table from ESPN1. Cristiano Ronaldo 
(Man Utd to Real Madrid, 2009, £80 million)

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 
(Inter Milan to Barcelona, 2009, £56.5 million)

3. Kaka 
(AC Milan to Real Madrid, 2009, £56 million)

4. Fernando Torres 
(Liverpool to Chelsea, 2011, £50 million)

5. Zinedine Zidane 
(Juventus to Real Madrid, 2001, £46.5 million)

6. Luis Figo 
(Barcelona to Real Madrid, 2000, £37 million)

7. Hernan Crespo 
(Parma to Lazio, 2000, £35.5 million)

8. Andy Carroll 
(Newcastle to Liverpool, 2011, £35 million)

9. David Villa 
(Valencia to Barcelona, 2010, £34 million)

10. Gianluigi Buffon 
(Parma to Juventus, 2001, £32.6 million)