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5 Best January Deadline Day Purchases in Premier League History

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While there's always a frantic rush to bring players in during the January transfer window, the January deadline day has seen some of the biggest deals in Premier League history.

While not all of these deals have lived up to their billing, such as Fernando Torres's £50 million move to Chelsea and Andy Carroll's £35 million move to Liverpool, some Premier League clubs have made some very shrewd purchases on the final day of the winter window.

Here's a look at five of the best January deadline day deals.

5. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Stuttgart to Fulham, 2012).

Pavel Pogrebnyak

The Russian striker was snapped up by the Cottagers on deadline day 2012 and spent just six months with the club in total.

Pogrebnyak made a blistering start to his Fulham career, scoring five goals in his first three appearances after joining.

Goals against Stoke and QPR were followed by a stunning hat-trick against Wolves, before Pogrebnyak hit his final goal against Wigan.

Pogrebnyak was unable to agree terms to stay longer, but made a superb impact in his short spell.

4. Charles N'Zogbia (Newcastle to Wigan, 2009).

Charles N'Zogbia

The French winger moved from Newcastle to Wigan on deadline day 2009 and produced some superb performances at the DW Stadium.

N'Zogbia was instrumental in retaining Wigan's Premier League status at the back end of the 2010/11 season, scoring five goals and making three assists in their last six games.

N'Zogbia was sold on to current club Aston Villa later that summer, but has failed to hit the same heights since.

3. Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea to Bolton, 2010).

Daniel Sturridge

This season, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has formed a deadly partnership with Luis Suarez, bagging 13 goals in 15 games so far.

However, Sturridge came on leaps and bounds to becoming the player he is today during a six month loan spell at Bolton in 2011. The at the time 21-year-old benefited from regular first team action and showed his top league ability and eye for goal by scoring eight goals in just 12 matches.

Sturridge has since grown into an established England international and seems to have found a home at Anfield.

2. Asmir Begovic (Portsmouth to Stoke, 2010).

Asmir Begovic

Begovic moved to Stoke for just over £3 million in 2010 and has since proven himself to be one of the most trustworthy and consistent shot stoppers in the top flight.

The Bosnian goalkeeper has made 121 appearances in all competitions for the Potters and has continually been linked with a move to several Premier League rivals. Begovic has even bagged a goal for Stoke this season, after scoring in just 13 seconds against Southampton.

1. Luis Suarez (Ajax to Liverpool, 2011).

Luis Suarez

What can you say about Luis Suarez? Arriving on deadline day 2011 alongside the £35 million Andy Carroll, the Uruguayan arrived for what is now a snip, at £23 million.

After impressing and disgusting in almost equal measure previous to this season, Suarez has been utterly unplayable this term.

An unbelievable 23 goals in just 18 league games has put him head and shoulders above everybody else in the Premier League goalscoring charts and has almost certainly sealed his place as this season's Player of the Year, even in January.

Source: FTBpro

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