5 players likely to have new clubs in January

Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Deportivo Coruna - Spanish La Liga Santander  -Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid

HITC's Gaston Calzato looks at 5 players who are likely to leave their clubs - Crystal Palace, Celtic, Real Madrid, Southampton and Manchester United - in January (Check out the YouTube video below).

 

5 - Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace

The tricky winger could possibly get a second and final chance at a big Premier League club, after his disappointing spell at Manchester United under current Sunderland manager David Moyes.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in action with Manchester United's Marcos RojoCrystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha in action with Manchester United's Marcos Rojo

Zaha's recent good form for Crystal Palace has resulted in reports of a possible move to Liverpool. With Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew getting the sack, new boss Sam Allardyce may look elsewhere for service into the box for Christian Benteke.

4 - Moussa Dembele, Celtic

Despite just signing for Celtic over the summer, Dembele's brilliant form could see him move to Manchester City for a reported £20m pounds. The Frenchman has proved he is the real deal after scoring a hat trick in the Old Firm derby in September, and hasn’t stopped scoring since.

3 - James Rodriguez, Real Madrid

After hinting that he could leave Real Madrid in January, Manchester United are said to now be favourites to sign the Colombian star. Rumours over a move to England significantly increased when Rodriguez was seen at the British Embassy in Bogota, Colombia in recent days.

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez comes on as a substitute to replace Toni KroosReal Madrid's James Rodriguez comes on as a substitute to replace Toni Kroos

2 - Virgil Van Dijk, Southampton

‘VvD’ has been one of the best defenders in the Premier League so far this season, and has been instrumental to Southampton’s brilliant defensive record.

Although Manchester City have been linked with a move for the Southampton star, Sky Sports reports that Southampton manager Claude Puel has insisted that the club have no need to cash in on the centre back in the January transfer window. But Southampton do have a habit of selling their best players.

1 - Memphis Depay, Manchester United

It’s no secret that the talented Manchester United winger is not a part of manager Jose Mourinho’s plans. Although Everton are said to be frontrunners for the Dutchman, there are although to be a number of Serie A clubs that could lure him away from the Premier League. With Yannick Bolasie out, it’s no surprise, however, that Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to secure the services of the young winger who has struggled for opportunities at Manchester United.

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Memphis DepayManchester United's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Memphis Depay

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch