Tracking January 2023 transfer window signings, dates and more


The 2023 January transfer window is now closed.

After a month-long run of news, rumors and tension, countless players from Europe’s top-five leagues and the world agreed to new moves to start new chapters.

Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Cancelo, Mykhailo Mudryk, Weston McKennie and more all found new homes in the winter window. 

Let’s take a look at the marquee moves that went down:

What is the January transfer window?

The January transfer window is the second period of the UEFA calendar year where European clubs can buy, sell or loan players. The first occurs during the summer (July and August) in the offseason leading up to the start of the new campaign.

When does the 2023 January transfer window open?

Here’s a look at the dates the 2023 January transfer window opens for the top five leagues:

  • English Premier League: Sunday, Jan. 1
  • Bundesliga: Sunday, Jan. 1
  • Serie A: Monday, Jan. 2
  • Ligue 1: Monday, Jan. 2
  • La Liga: Monday, Jan. 2

When does the 2023 January transfer window close?

Here’s a look at the times the 2023 January transfer window closes for the top five leagues, which is on Tuesday, Jan. 31 (all times in ET):

  • English Premier League: 6 p.m. ET
  • Bundesliga: 12 p.m. ET
  • Serie A: 2 p.m. ET
  • Ligue 1: 6:59 p.m. ET
  • La Liga: 6 p.m. ET

Biggest moves from 2023 January transfer window

Cody Gakpo, who broke out for the Netherlands in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, became the first marquee move of the window by leaving PSV Eindhoven for Liverpool. 

Here is a list of the biggest moves across Europe, to be updated as deals happen:

* Transfer fee data via Transfermarkt

  • ST Cristiano Ronaldo: Free agent to Al-Nassr
  • CM Enzo Fernandez: Benfica to Chelsea, $130 million
  • LW Mykhailo Mudryk: Shakhtar Donetsk to Chelsea, $108 million
  • CF João Félix: Atletico Madrid to Chelsea, six-month loan transfer worth $11.9 million
  • LW/CF Cody Gakpo: PSV Eindhoven to Liverpool, $44.8 million
  • CB Benoit Badiashile: Monaco to Chelsea, $40.5 million
  • CF Matheus Cunha: Atletico Madrid to Wolverhampton, six-month loan with $51.8 million option to buy
  • ST David Fofana: Molde to Chelsea, $14.7 million
  • CM Andrey Santos: Vasco da Gama to Chelsea, $13.3 million
  • CB Maximilian Wöber: RB Salzburg to Leeds United, $12.7 million
  • RW Kevin Schade: Freiburg to Brentford, loan-to-buy for $21 million
  • CAM Djordje Mihailovic: CF Montréal to AZ Alkmaar, $7.2 million
  • LW Stipe Biuk: Hajduk Split to LAFC, $6.9 million
  • CAM Paxten Aaronson: Philadelphia Union to Eintracht Frankfurt, $4.2 million
  • ST Luis Suárez: Free agent to Grêmio
  • GK Gerónimo Rulli: Villareal to Ajax, $8.5 million
  • LW Mislav Orsic: Dinamo Zagreb to Southampton, $7.2 million
  • CB/LB Daley Blind: Ajax to Bayern Munich, free transfer
  • LB Alex Moreno: Real Betis to Aston Villa, $14.6 million
  • LW Andreas Schjelderup: Nordsjaelland to Benfica, $15.1 million
  • CM Carlos Alcaraz: Racing Club to Southampton, $14.7 million
  • CF Georginio Rutter: Hoffenheim to Leeds United, $30.3 million
  • CF Wout Weghorst: Burnley to Manchester United, loan transfer
  • CDM Danilo: Palmeiras to Nottingham Forest, $21.6 million
  • RW Noni Madueke: PSV Eindhoven to Chelsea, $37.9 million
  • LW Leandro Trossard: Brighton to Arsenal, $22.7 million
  • CF Jhon Durán: Chicago Fire to Aston Villa, $18 million
  • GK Yann Sommer: Monchengladbach to Bayern Munich, $8.6 million
  • LW Gonçalo Guedes: Wolves to Benfica, loan transfer
  • RW Pablo Sarabia: PSG to Wolves, $5.4 million
  • CF Memphis Depay: Barcelona to Atletico Madrid, $3.2 million
  • ST Danny Ings: Aston Villa to West Ham, $13 million
  • RW Dango Ouattara: FC Lorient to Bournemouth, $24.4 million
  • CF Chris Wood: Newcastle to Nottingham Forest, loan transfer
  • RB/LB João Cancelo: Manchester City to Bayern Munich, loan-to-buy clause
  • LW Anthony Gordon: Everton to Newcastle United, $49.5 million
  • CDM Jorginho: Chelsea to Arsenal, $12.2 million
  • LW Arnaut Danjuma: Villareal to Tottenham, loan transfer
  • RB Malo Gusto: Lyon to Chelsea, $32.5 million
  • RB Pedro Porro: Sporting CP to Tottenham, loan-to-buy clause
  • CB Ilya Zabarni: Dynamo Kyiv to Bournemouth, $24.6 million
  • AM Hamed Junior Traoré: Sassuolo to Bournemouth, loan-to-buy clause
  • CM Weston McKennie: Juventus to Leeds United, loan-to-buy clause
  • CM João Gomes: Flamengo to Wolverhampton, $20.3 million
  • CB Harry Soutar: Stoke City to Leicester City, $18.4 million
  • ST Vitinha: Braga to Marseille, $27.1 million
  • CM Azzedine Ounahi: Angers to Marseille, $8.7 million
  • CM Albert Sambi Lokonga: Arsenal to Crystal Palace, six-month loan
  • RB Hector Bellerin: Barcelona to Sporting CP, free transfer
  • RB Djed Spence: Tottenham to Rennes, six-month loan
  • LW Bryan Gil: Tottenham to Sevilla, six-month loan
  • RB Matt Doherty: Tottenham to Atletico Madrid, free transfer
  • GK Keylor Navas: PSG to Nottingham Forest, six-month loan
  • RW Marquinhos: Arsenal to Norwich, six-month loan
  • RB Josip Juranovic: Celtic to Union Berlin, $9.29 million
  • LW Thorgan Hazard: Dortmund to PSV Eindhoven, six-month loan
  • RW Julien Duranville: Anderlecht to Dortmund, $9.2 million
  • CB Jakub Kiwior: Spezia to Arsenal, $27.1 million
  • CF Joe Gelhardt: Leeds United to Sunderland, loan transfer
  • ST Vincent Aboubakar: Al-Nassr to Besiktas, free transfer
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