January Transfer Window Deadline Day Video Preview & Open Thread

Charlie Crowhurst

Manchester United's move for Wilfired Zaha is likely to be their only deal in this January transfer window. Maybe, though (probably not), the club will spring a surprise on everybody during deadline day.

Manchester United are not a club that typically does a lot of major business during the January transfer window. However, they did recently complete a potentially £15m* deal for Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. The 20-year-old winger, though, won't be on his way to Old Trafford until July as he's going to remain with Palace for the remainder of their season. The squad Sir Alex Ferguson has now will likely be the group that fights for UEFA Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup honours in the final four months of this campaign. No other deals are anticipated on deadline day for United, although a surprise is certainly possible**.

* The fee is speculated to be £10m plus a possibility of £5m more in add-ons.

** Did someone say Victor Wanyama (or Marouane Fellaini!)? Okay, I'll stop...

This community has already had a wonderful 30 days of discussion during this transfer window. For the final day though, a fresh open thread has been provided. Feel free to use this for any rumours that pop up today -- whether it's creditable, ridiculous, or something in between -- and discuss to your delight. If you hear about something interesting, link the tweet or story in the comments below to get the conversation started. Also, a discussion of needs and possible transfer targets for the summer can be had. I'll be checking in as well as often as possible to join in on the discussion and possibly answer any United questions you might have.

This thread can be used to discuss the potential moves of our rivals as well. Ryan Rosenblatt, of SB Nation, has offered up this deadline day video preview for the Premier League's top clubs (and Liverpool too).


If you need to catch up on all of United's January transfer window happenings and news, click here for our storystream of reports. Here's also a brief listing of our transfers in and out thus far:

Transfers in:

* Wilfried Zaha | winger | Crystal Palace (£10m fee + £5 possible in add-ons)

Transfers out:

* Angelo Henriquez | striker | Wigan Athletic (loan)

* Josh King | striker | Blackburn Rovers

* Bebe | winger | Rio Ave (loan)

* Michael Keane | centre-back | Leicester City (loan)

* Robbie Brady | winger | Hull City

* Davide Petrucci | central-midfielder | Peterborough (loan)

* Scott Wootton | centre-back | Peterborough (loan)

* Federico Macheda | striker | VfB Stuttgart (loan)


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