Sarabia, Wooden + Ouattara assessed

The Premier League switch window has reopened for a month and gamers are already on the transfer up and down the nation.

Whereas our sister website, Fantasy Soccer Groupwill cowl all issues speculative within the Rumor Mill, we’ll report solely on the confirmed offers that undergo.

Extra particularly, we’ll be asking what every switch means from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective.

Probably the most vital gamers on the transfer would be the topic of their very own devoted Scout Report however all the opposite transfers will probably be coated in summaries all through January.

You will additionally discover all the very best offers in listing kind on our devoted Transfers web page.



Dango Ouattara (Lorient to Bournemouth, £20m)

Having misplaced eight of their earlier 9 league matches, accidents pressured combating Bournemouth into instantly beginning their big-money signing in Gameweek 21, regardless of him solely arriving on Thursday.

But it was an outstanding debut for 20-year-old dango ouattara (£5.0m), helping the opening aim and usually terrorizing Nottingham Forest till a late equalizer denied the Cherries all three factors.

“I believe he coped exceptionally nicely. He is carried out someday coaching with the lads, he would not know anyone. He labored his socks off, checked out a menace. I used to be fairly happy with him.” –Gary O’Neil

Ouattara has been a star of Lorient’s lofty begin to 2022/23, which noticed them rise to 3rd in Ligue 1 after 12 matches. His half-season of him there delivered six objectives and 6 assists, with laborious work and dribbling seeing him excel.

Traits in keeping with WhoScored

If it wasn’t for Bournemouth’s poor kind and upcoming fixtures, Ouattara can be an intriguing low-cost differential choice – maybe an thrilling approach to substitute Miguel Almirón (£5.8m) or Andreas Pereira (£4.5m).

The Burkina Faso worldwide additionally managed to impress throughout the 2021 African Cup of Nations, taking them to the semi-finals after his aim eradicated Tunisia.

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Craig Dawson (West Ham United to Wolverhampton Wanderers, £3.3m)

Making a low-key home transfer is center-back Craig Dawson (£4.8m), possible switching from West Ham’s bench to Wolves’. Though the 32-year-old performed each minute of six consecutive matches between Gameweeks 14 and 19, it was amidst a defensive harm disaster.

kurt zouma (£4.4m), angelo ogbonna (£4.4m) and Nayef Aguerd (£4.8m) have all returned, so Dawson has been allowed to maneuver on and problem Max Kilman (£4.4m) and Nathan Collins (£4.4m).

And not using a aim this season, he has netted at the least twice in every of his earlier seven campaigns, notching 19 alongside 4 assists.

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Chris Wooden (Newcastle United to Nottingham Forest, mortgage)

One other unglamorous Premier League swap takes ahead Chris Wooden (£5.6m) to Nottingham Forest on an preliminary mortgage, which turns into a £15m switch ought to some pretty easy circumstances be met.

He began at Bournemouth within the absence of Taiwo Awoniyi (£5.7m) and is across the identical worth as each the Nigerian and brennan johnson (£5.6m).

For us, it was a no brainer. We’re actually happy he is acquired the primary sport out of the best way, as a result of he cannot play now for a few weeks, with being cup-tied. Sooner or later, he’ll get much more balls, much more service and possibly much more house.

“However what you noticed is he occupies multiple defender, which then means the house opens up for the likes of Morgan and Brennan. That is actually vital we have that in our sport, as a result of we have to have quite a lot of assaults.” –Steve Cooper

Forest are on a great run, dropping solely certainly one of their final seven league outings, with promising encounters versus Leeds (h), Fulham (a) and Everton (h) throughout their subsequent 5. As Wooden proved his FPL reliability at Burnley, reaching a double-digit aim tally in 4 successive seasons, he could possibly be equally strong right here.

However as we reported in our Scout Notes, Wooden seemed link-up targetman than aim poacher on his debut towards Bournemouth, so the jury is out for now.

Victor Kristiansen (Copenhagen to Leicester Metropolis, £17m)

Ravaged with full-back accidents to James Justin (£4.2m), Ricardo Pereira (£4.3m) and Ryan Bertrand (£3.9m), Brendan Rodgers’ aspect have splashed out on 20-year-old Danish left-back victor kristiansen (£4.5m).

He’ll present competitors and maybe instantly substitute Luke Thomas (£4.2m), whose unconvincing stint within the first group has most likely dragged on longer than Rodgers envisaged as a result of aforementioned health points.

The FC Kobenhavn youth product is extremely rated and already has eight Champions League appearances beneath his belt. Though his 5’9″ top makes aerial duels troublesome, he does prefer to get ahead and will work nicely in tandem with Harvey Barnes (£6.7m).

The fixtures aren’t nice for struggling Leicester and no clear sheets have been stored of their 5 post-World Cup matches, so Kristiansen could be very a lot a wait-and-see FPL asset.

Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain to Wolverhampton Wanderers, £4.4m)

For their very own basement battle, Wolves have determined to take the skilled route. 26-cap Spain worldwide Pablo Sarabia (£5.5m) joins for a low price from Paris Saint-Germain, after being restricted to principally substitute appearances thus far this season.

5 years at Getafe have been adopted by three at Sevilla earlier than his 2019 transfer to the French capital. Nonetheless, the 2021/22 mortgage transfer to Sporting CP introduced his best marketing campaign from him, with 15 league objectives and eight assists from 29 matches.

A minutes-per-shot common of 30.3 was recorded throughout that marketing campaign, and encouragingly 9 of his 69 efforts got here from contained in the six-yard field – so he is no long-distance speculator.

He created possibilities for others at an identical price (one each 36 minutes), helped by a share of set-piece duties.

“He is a participant that I’ve recognized a very long time. He can play in several positions; as a winger, as a quantity ten however above all, he is a great participant and the great gamers he can adapt in each state of affairs. – Julen Lopetegui

Technically sturdy, Sarabia operates from attacking midfield or the suitable wing, which is the place he was positioned for Sunday’s second-half debut at Manchester Metropolis.

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