Transfer Window Round Up - January 2012
Poyet and Tony Bloom don't like doing business in the
January transfer window and it certainly showed with just
one permanent departure and one permanent arrival.
departure probably would've passed under the radar had it of
not been the fact that Steve Cook returned from his loan at
Bournemouth, played one game and was then sold back to the
Cherries on a permanent basis.
with the arrival being a South American goalkeeper nobody
has seemingly heard of, it's doubtful whether either of
those transfers are going to have any bearing on the season
the loan deals might. One striker and two defenders come in
with Will Hoskins leaving for Sheffield United until the end
of the season just six months after becoming the third
biggest signing in the clubs history.
the full list of Brighton and Hove Albion's January 2012
- AFC Bournemouth
Having spent time on loan at Bournemouth already
this season, the Cherries made it a permanent deal
to sign the young centre back for £150,000. That
came just 24 hours after he'd returned to play his
final game for the Albion in the 3-0 win over
Southampton, his second and last start for the club.
Will Hoskins - Sheffield United
Looked like he was going to follow Cook to
Bournemouth on a permanent deal before ending up on
loan at Sheffield United until the end of the
season. Homesickness is apparently the reason with
the forward having struggled with injuries since
arriving from Bristol Rovers in the summer.
Sam Vokes - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Billy Paynter's dismal spell, it's another loan
signing to try and help the Albion find the net in
the form of Wales international striker Vokes. He is
here until the end of the season having had a
similar temporary spell at Burnley scoring two in
nine games this season.
Gonzalo Jara - West Bromwich Albion
know all about the Chilean full back following his
loan period earlier in the season and he is back
again for a second spell at The Amex. The
competition should do Inigo Calderon the world of
good providing there are no more run ins with the
police for driving offences.
- West Bromwich Albion
It's not just at
right back where we are boring players from West
Brom now as left back Mattock follows Jara from The
Hawthorns. Marcos Painter has looked alarmingly slow
at Championship level so the experienced Mattock
should prove to be a shrewd addition.
- Manchester City
With neither Casper
Ankergren or Peter Brezovan looking particularly
comfortable, Columbian international goalkeeper
David Gonzalez arrives on a free from Manchester
City. South America isn't exactly known for
producing solid goalkeepers so it should be
interesting to see how he gets on.
- Only one
permanent signing made with the other three
loans until the end of the season.
- We spent a lot
of money on Will Hoskins and he has left -
albeit on loan - already. What's that all about?
- We are still
severely lacking in fit and quality midfielders.
What do you make of
Brighton's business in this January window? Is Sam Vokes the
man to help us improve our woeful goals for record? Let us