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January Transfer Signings: Should You Buy Them in FPL?

The January transfer window has slammed shut, and some clubs have been very busy.

There have been lots of new signings to the Premier League, some of which could be interesting assets in FPL.

These are the best foreign imports to keep an eye on.

NameTeamPositionPricePick %
Mykhailo MudrykChelseaMidfielder£7.0m3%
Arnaut DanjumaTottenhamMidfielder£6.5m0%
Wout WeghorstMan UtdForward£6.0m1%
Noni MaduekeChelseaMidfielder£5.5m0%
Pedro PorroTottenhamDefender£5.0m0%
Enzo FernandezChelseaMidfielder£5.0m0%

Mykhailo Mudryk

  • Price: £7.0m
  • Picked by: 3%
  • Fixtures: Fulham (H), West Ham (a), Southampton (H)

One of the most expensive signings of the transfer window was the Ukrainian international, costing €70 million.

He made his debut for Chelsea against Liverpool recently, in which he missed one big chance.

For Shakhtar, he scored 7 goals and got 6 assists in 12 matches whilst playing in the Ukrainian Premier League, as well as three goals and two assists in the Champions League.

Whether he will be able to adapt to the league straight away is a huge question mark, but he looked bright on his debut against credible opposition.

With injuries to Sterling and Pulisic, his huge price tag, and his impressive cameo he should start from now on.

More on Chelsea’s Ukrainian signing here.

Arnaut Danjuma

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 0%
  • Fixtures: Man City (H), Leicester (a), West Ham (H)

Spurs’ new signing is no stranger to the Premier League, having played over 600 minutes for Bournemouth in the 2019/20 season.

He has two goals for Villarreal this term, scoring 10 and assisting three last campaign, averaging 0.4 non-penalty goals per 90 throughout the two.

Danjuma scored inside 16 minutes on his debut against Preston in the FA Cup and will be looking to provide Son with competition.

With the South Korean having a lacklustre season, the Dutchman could start, but he is a bench risk.

Wout Weghorst

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Picked by: 1%
  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H) + Leeds (H), Leeds (a), Leicester (H)

Weghorst debuted in the league for Burnley last season, scoring twice; only 0.1 goals per 90.

For United since signing he has scored once, in the League Cup, but prior to signing he had scored 8 in 16 appearances for Besiktas, along with four assists.

Weghorst has started every game for Man Utd since his signing. However, Martial made a substitute appearance in the League Cup, and scored, so he may well replace the Dutchman in GW22.

He may not be the most prolific in this country, but with a double gameweek up next that includes two home fixtures, he could be worth bringing in as a differential. Just note he may not start both games.

Noni Madueke

  • Price: £5.5m
  • Picked by: 0%
  • Fixtures: Fulham (H), West Ham (a), Southampton (H)

Chelsea have been busy this January, bringing in 8 new faces.

One of those is right-winger Noni Madueke arriving from PSV, who played just 5 games in the Eredivisie this campaign, scoring once.

Per 90, he has a non-penalty xG of 0.6, taken 4.6 shots per 90, and 8.9 touches in the opposition box, which all rank him in the 99th percentile amongst wingers in the world’s next 8 competitions.

Furthermore, with Ziyech seemingly out of favour at Stamford Bridge he could start games right away.

However, the number of minutes he may get is up in the air and coupled with being injury-prone it would be risky to bring him into your team right now.

Pedro Porro

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 0%
  • Fixtures: Man City (H), Leicester (a), West Ham (H)
Pedro Porro Liga Portgual stats 2022/23
Pedro Porro Liga Portugal stats for 2022/23

Pedro Porro arrives at Spurs after a dramatic transfer saga.

He is a very attacking wing-back, scoring twice and making the most assists in the Primeira Liga this season (6).

Per 90, he has averaged 2.6 shots, 0.4 assists, 4.8 shot-creating actions, and 3.6 touches in the opposition box, all ranking him in the 99th percentile in the world’s next 8 competitions.

By comparison, his positional rival, Emerson Royal, has averaged one shot, 0.1 assists, 2.2 shot-creating actions, and 2.6 touches in the opposition box all per 90.

The club desperately chased the wing-back, who spent three years at Man City as a youngster, so he should be first choice.

After Man City in GW22, Tottenham’s fixtures look appealing and therefore Porro could be a popular transfer in.

He’s also expected to slot straight into the Spurs’ starting lineup, as per our Premier League team news.

Enzo Fernandez

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 0%
  • Fixtures: Fulham (H), West Ham (a), Southampton (H)

Last but not least we have the most expensive transfer of the window, a British record in fact, at £106 million.

Enzo Fernandez became a World Cup winner for Argentina in December and has a goal and 5 assists for Benfica in his first half-season playing in Europe.

In the Portuguese league, he had helped Benfica build a 10-point lead at the top of the table, playing the most progressive passes (147) and most into the final third (184).

Moreover, per 90 he got 0.3 assists and produced 4.5 shot-creating actions.

As an FPL asset, he could provide decent value at £5.0m, but it might be worth going for a more expensive attacking option.