So january transfer market is ON. January window is the period for finding replacements for injured or out of form players or a move in search of first team chances by players mostly. Take this year’s examples of Sturridge, rumors on Villa’s move from Barcelona or Ba’s possible move to Chelsea. And when clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool recruited top clas players for trophies, it ended as super flop signings in form of Torres and Carroll. Is there any winter signings that was a super hit?
Eric Cantonna. Yes, Eric Cantonna was a winter signing by Manchester United from leeds for a fee of 1.2 million in 1992. Ferguson’s first choice in the transfer window were David Hirst, Le Tissier and Brian Deane when were in search of a striker. When leed’s chairman Bill Fotherby enquired about availability of Dennis Irwin to United’s chairman Martin Edwards, Fergie was also present with Edwards and both chairman and manager agreed that Irwin is not for sale and they enquired about Cantona‘s availability. Fotherby consulted with Howard Wilkinson on Cantona and agreed to sell him.
That was the start of ‘King Eric’s’ making.