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EVERY current Premier League club’s best ever winter transfer

Dele Alli Tottenham 2015

There are more misses than hits when it comes to mid-season deals, but these men will forever be remembered fondly for their exploits

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Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, £56m, 2017)

Given that Aubameyang only joined Arsenal in January 2017, to name him as the Gunners’ finest January arrival speaks volumes for the impact that the Gabonese international has already made at the Emirates.

The former Borussia Dortmund speedster has managed 26 goals in 40 appearances and counting, 14 of those coming in the league this term. He’s also helped to bring the best out of team-mate Alexandre Lacazette: the Frenchman has netted seven times himself this season, making them the top flight’s most prolific strike partnership.

Honourable mention: Emmanuel Adebayor

Bournemouth: Matt Ritchie (Swindon, £500k, 2013)

Ritchie joined then-League One Bournemouth from division rivals Swindon, the club he'd helped to promotion as League Two’s player of the season in 2011/12.

Two-and-a-half seasons later, Ritchie and the Cherries (not a failed ‘60s pop band, sadly) found themselves in the Premier League. The wide man played a huge part in their sensational rise too, racking up 15 goals and 17 assists in their Championship promotion season of 2014/15 alone – form that led to his nomination as the Football League’s best player by FourFourTwo readers later that year.

Honourable mentions: Ryan Fraser, Charlie Daniels

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