Transfer deadline day is always something of a last ditch scramble for clubs to strengthen their squad ahead of the business end of the season and this year was no different with agents, manager and players all inching for that big-money move with budgets reaching breaking point.
With the clock ticking and Sky Sports resident transfer deadline day machine Jim White about to explode, clubs made decisions they will surely regret for the rest of the season and ones that could ultimately cost them far more than the transfer fee they paid.
Remember that a big transfer fee does not always mean the players is going to be a success. Just ask Fernando Torres…
However not all transfers made during January were poor decisions and punters in the Football Transfer Tavern have put their heads together to come up with this XI made up of players whose new clubs have shrewdly found excellent value for money in the January transfer window.