Happy Tuesday, Fear the Wall.
The final day of the winter transfer deadline is here, and the Bundesliga has already seen some wild transfers in the last 48 hours. Joao Cancelo has nearly completed a move to Bayern Munich, on loan from Manchester City. A bust-up with Pep Guardiola seems to have pushed the Portuguese fullback out the door, and Bayern Munich were happy to roll out the red carpet for a player of his caliber.
Also at the top of the table, Union Berlin have made a late move for Spanish playmaker Isco, who was eager to ship out from Sevilla after an unsavory spell in Andalusia. With the top sides strengthening for the charge into spring, Dortmund will have some new faces to contend with in the fight for silverware.
❗️❗️❗️XXL EXCLUSIVE News #Isco: DONE DEAL! He will join @fcunion as revealed. Been told he will sign a contract until 2024 + 1. Medical tomorrow! It’s unbelievable but true: Isco will join UNION! @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/PCxB5fqyaQ— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 30, 2023
Within BVB, several players have been tipped for moves away. Thorgan Hazard has all but completed a move to PSV Eindhoven, a move which should see him pick up significantly more minutes and hopefully regain some form. The Belgian has been completely frozen out of the team, not making a matchday squad since the resumption of the league. It has been an unfortunate spell for Thorgan Hazard at BVB, and while the Belgian provided some great moments, it just never worked out between the player and the club.
NEW: PSV Eindhoven expect to announce the signing of Thorgan Hazard tomorrow.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) January 30, 2023
Thomas Meunier may also get the move he pushed for in August, as Hector Bellerin is being tipped to leave Barcelona. Meunier was the top option for the Calatan club in the summer, and while their attention has shifted a bit to Benjamin Pavard, either of the Bundesliga's best fullbacks should suffice.
Nico Schulz may leave too. If so, gone and also forgotten.
A Quick Thank You
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Thomas Delaney is back in the Bundesliga. Welcome back to the Great Dane!
Karim Adeyemi spoke about his first goal for the club in the Matchday Review for BVB. Listen to what the German had to say here.
The Daily Buzz
Which Bundesliga club won the winter transfer window? Are any late moves going to change your answer? Let us know in the comments.