The five worst Premier League deals of the January Transfer Window

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Cardiff City, Stoke City, West Ham United, Arsenal and Swansea City all feature in our rundown of the best deals in the Premier League this winter.

So the January Transfer Window slammed shut at 11pm last night and for many it ended an excellent month of business - for others it was a painful slug till Big Ben chimed, at which point they received bad news (sorry Liverpool fans).

Fulham signed Kostas Mitroglou, Chelsea snapped up Matic, Salah and Zouma and many seemed to get it right.

But who got it wrong and signed players they might just regret?

We list who we feel might become the worst five signing of the Transfer Window…

Fabio da Silva - Manchester United to Cardiff City

I don’t get it - maybe there is something wrong with me, but I have never seen the appeal in the brother of Rafael.

He often gets the backing from some loyal fans who remember his early promise - but he has not come on at all since that point.

Now he looks unfit, uninterested and spends most of the time sulking around the pitch.

He had a poor attitude for a relegation fight with QPR last year - and the same is likely this year.

Hopefully this move kicks him up the rear and he proves me and other doubters wrong - but I doubt it.

Peter Odemwingie - Cardiff City to Stoke City

Another player who has looked poor for the past six months. The Nigerian has failed to impress since joining Cardiff City - and he seems to have dramatically lost his way physically in the past 12 months.

We doubt he will be the one steadying any ship at Stoke City.

David N’Gog - Bolton Wanderers to Swansea City

You have to ask yourself why Swansea are wasting their time with the former Liverpool starlet.

He has never lived up to anything near his potential and scores goals less frequently than some defenders.

Can’t see this prediction coming back to bite me - as N’Gog is simply not Premier League standard.

Roger Johnson - Wolverhampton Wanderers to West Ham United

The outcast at Molineux had some decent runs in the Premier League for Birmingham City years ago - I even recall him being tipped with a shock England call-up.

But it was soon apparent he was not at the standard necessary at that level - in fact he struggled even more in the Championship with Wolves.

He had a good loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday - but Hammers fans have already seen he is not going to be a rock at the back.

Kim Kallstrom - Spartak Moscow to Arsenal

I appreciate it was a late necessity, and that Kallstrom might have been the last special available on the menu - but the Swede adds nothing to the Arsenal team other than depth.

They may as well have given chances to the likes of Gedion Zelalem and Kristoffer Olsson if injuries were really that bad, which they are not.

Instead they signed Kallstrom - who has played just eight minutes of football since November.

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