Premier League

Every WSL club’s 2024 January transfer window- ranked

Marc Skinner

During the Women’s Super League transfer window, many clubs have fortified their teams, while others have either opted to wait until the summer window or found themselves unable to make significant moves.

Since the transfer window opened on January 1st, clubs have been putting in significant effort behind closed doors to strengthen their squads, aiming to keep pace with the continuous expansion and competitiveness seen in the WSL.

With the window closed, and all deals finalised, some clubs have fared better than others. Some clubs have mastered their business and had it wrapped up early whilst others were going down to the wire, negotiating deals until the very last minute on January 31st.

Marc Skinner

Man Utd’s lack of recruitment hasn’t helped injury struggles / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester United have been struggling with their squad depth since a plethora of injuries has left left the squad short of depth the side. In their opening fixture of 2024, a 3-1 loss to Chelsea, manager Marc Skinner could only name five outfield subs, showcasing how threadbare his side has become.

Yet despite Skinner repeatedly lamenting that United need to invest in order to close the gap with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal, they have failed to make a single signing in the window, despite a lack of defensive cover in particular.

A lot of focus in the summer window went on strengthening the forward line, but the defence – now made up of only five fit players – is appearing lethargic after being overworked.

But with the ability to invest, it is hard to see why they haven’t done to boost the threadbare bench.

Brian Sorensen

Brian Sorensen says it is one in one out for his club / Danehouse Photography Ltd/GettyImages

Everton are a complex case, hit hard by the finanical burden the men’s team have recently faced. Manager Brian Sorensen revealed the there were no funds to make signings in this window, leaving his squad dangerously thin, especially after Nicoline Sorensen’s retirement.

The summer loss of Gabby George to Manchester United dealt a significant blow, worsened by Nathalie Bjorn’s January move to Chelsea. However, the lucrative sale at least facilitated Sorensen’s acquisition of Rikke Madsen as her replacement. Additionally, Arsenal’s Katherine Kuhl joined on loan to bolster midfield depth without a transfer fee.

These two signings alone will unlikely be enough to prevent Everton from slipping towards a possible relegation battle. The squad desperately needed to strengthen after being…

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