FIFA 20 Winter Refresh: Transfers Update – Eriksen, Can & more

With the January transfer shut, we list the key transfers and what they mean for Ultimate Team.

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos

The January transfer window saw plenty of moves across Europe, with the new signings now eager to make a mark in the run-in.

Here is the rundown of all the key January transfers, and how they could be replicated in FIFA 20.


Erling Haaland (OVR 73 → OTW 79)

Position: ST

New club: Borussia Dortmund

Current price: 4k PS4 / 850 coins Xbox One

There was plenty of potential suitors for the Leeds born Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, but it was German giants Borussia Dortmund who won the battle for his signature.

He is currently a 73 rated non-rare silver on FUT, expect that card to receive a significant ratings boost on his transferred card.

Christian Eriksen (OVR 88 → OTW 88)


Position: CAM, CM

New club: Inter Milan

Cost: 33k PS4 / 33k Xbox One

Christian Eriksen’s future hung in the balance for a while, as the Danishman’s Tottenham contract expired in June 2020.

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However, it’s now been confirmed that Eriksen will now ply his trade in Serie A, completing a £27.2 million move to Inter Milan. With his incredible playmaking ability, Eriksen is poised to set Serie A alight.

Bruno Fernandes (OVR 85 → OTW 85)


Position: CAM, CM

New club: Manchester United

Cost: 14k PS4 / 14k Xbox One

Since joining Sporting back in 2017, Bruno Fernades has developed into an incredible midfield talent. He’s been on sublime form this season, contributing 15 goals and 14 assists in 28 appearances.

It’s no wonder the Portuguese man has been so sought after. Although Barcelona looked to highjack Manchester United’s deal, the Red Devils have won the race for Fernandes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (OVR 85 → OTW 85)

Position: ST

New club: AC Milan

Cost: 9.7k PS4 / 9.7k Xbox One

He may be 38 years old, but that hasn’t stopped Zlatan from making yet another high profile move, rejoining former employers AC Milan on a six-month contract.

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Ibrahimovic is currently rated 85 on his LA Galaxy card and we don’t expect that to change on his transferred card.

Steven Bergwijn (OVR 82 → OTW 82)


Position: RW, CAM, LW

New club: Tottenham Hotspur

Current price: 1.4k PS4 / 1k coins Xbox One

Steven Bergwijn has been on hot form for PSV Eindhoven this season, contributing five goals and 10 assists in just 16 games. As a result, the Dutchman has already earned a second In-Form card on FIFA 20, rated 86 OVR.

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It’s now been confirmed that the 22-year-old has signed for Tottenham for a fee of around £27 million. Can the young winger fill the Eriksen shaped hole at Spurs?

Emre Can (OVR 81 → 81)


Position: CM, CDM

New club: Borussia Dortmund (loan)

Cost: 2k PS4 / 1.9k Xbox One

Emre Can is best known amongst Premier League fans for his service to current league leaders, Liverpool. However, what many fans may not know is that the German has started just two league games since Sarri took charge of the Old Lady.

As a result, Can was linked with a number of clubs over the winter transfer window – however, it was Dortmund who secured his services on a loan deal with an option to buy for £21 million.

Alessandro Florenzi (OVR 81 → OTW 81)

Position: RB

New club: Valencia (loan)

Cost: 3.4k PS4 / 3.8k Xbox One

One of the world’s finest right backs is on the move, with Alessandro Florenzi surprisingly leaving boyhood club Roma after nine years.

The club captain has joined Valencia in a loan move, perhaps tempted by Champions League football with Los Che facing Atalanta in the round of 16.

Krzysztof Piatek (OVR 80 → OTW 80)

Position: ST

New club: Hertha Berlin

Current price: 1.2k PS4 / 1.4k coins Xbox One

Despite only joining AC Milan a year ago, and scoring 16 goals since, Krzysztof Piatek moves to a third club in 18 months in the form of Hertha Berlin.

The Polish international is 24 years old, and if he continues the rise that saw him improve from 54 OVR on FIFA 15 to 80 OVR on FIFA 20, Hertha can climb away from the relegation spots and towards European football.

Danny Rose (OVR 80 → OTW 80)

Position: LB, LWB

New club: Newcastle (loan)

Cost: 1.9k PS4 / 2.3k Xbox One

A big surprise in the January transfer window has been Danny Rose swapping Champions League-chasing Tottenham to Premier league bottom half side Newcastle.

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The England international has featured just five times under new manager Jose Mourinho, and has headed north to prove he still has top-level quality.

Paco Alcacer (OVR 83 → 83)

Position: ST

New club: Atletico Madrid

Cost: 2.3k PS4 / 2.4k Xbox One

Spanish forward Paco Alcacer is on his way out of Dortmund, despite only signing for the German side this season! The 26-year-old scored 23 goals in 37 Bundesliga games for Dortmund.

The Spaniard has moved back to his homeland, joining Villarreal on a five-and-a-half-year deal!

Yannick Carrasco (OVR 83 → 83)


Position: LM, LW

New club: Atletico Madrid

Cost: 3.5k PS4 / 3.3k Xbox One

Yannick Carrasco had a strong 2019 season with Dalian Professional, scoring 17 goals and contributing eight assists in 25 appearances.

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However, the Belgian has now left the Chinese Super League and rejoined former club Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the season.

Matteo Politano (OVR 82 → 82)


Position: RM, ST

New club: Napoli

Cost: 1.2k PS4 / 1.2k Xbox One

Matteo Politano has made 11 Serie A appearances so far this season, but any further performances will now be for Napoli, as the Italian has left Inter Milan for a fee of around £25 million.

His FIFA 20 position of RM may well change, as he has played the majority of games for Inter as a centre forward in the 2019/20 season. Politano is yet to score or assist this season, will he find better form at his new club?

Julian Weigl (OVR 80 → 80)

Position: CDM, CB

New club: Benfica

Cost: 1.8k PS4 / 2k Xbox One

It’s one in and one out at Dortmund after Benfica won the race to sign the highly sought after German midfielder Julian Weigl.

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The German midfielder is currently an 80-rated non-rare gold card and we don’t expect there to be any change to his rating on his transferred card.

Alvaro Odriozola (OVR 80 → 80)


Position: RB

New club: Bayern Munich

Cost: 3.1k PS4 / 2.7k Xbox One

Odriozola moved to Real Madrid back in 2018 but has struggled to get game time since. The 24-year-old has played just four La Liga matches for Los Blancos this season – however, he won three out of those four and even contributed an assist.

The Spanish right back has now moved to Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season, where he will hopefully be given the chance to develop as he heads towards his prime years.

Tomas Soucek (OVR 79 → 80)


Position: CDM

Potential new club(s): West Ham

Cost: 700 PS4 / 750 Xbox One

Tomas Soucek is a product of the Slavia Prague youth system and has become quite the player. Despite playing as a defensive mid, the Czech has scored eight goals in 17 league games.

West Ham agreed a £13 million deal with Slavia Prague to secure Soucek’s services.

Sander Berge (OVR 79 → OTW 79)


Position: CDM, CM

New club: Sheffield United

Cost: 700 PS4 / 700 Xbox One

He may only be 21-years-old, but Sander Berge stands at six foot five inches and already has 20 international caps for Norway!

Therefore, it’s understandable why Sheffield United have smashed their club’s transfer record to secure the services of the highly-rated midfielder, with Berge joining the Blades on a four and a half year deal.

Pepe Reina (OVR 82 → 82)

Position: GK

New club: Aston Villa (loan)

Cost: 1.6k PS4 / 1.5k Xbox One

In the relegation zone and with their first-choice goalkeeper injured, Aston Villa needed to act swiftly in the transfer window.

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The loan acquisition of World Cup winner Pepe Reina is a smart one, with the ‘keeper very experienced at the age of 37, and knows the rough and tumble of the Premier League due to his eight seasons at Liverpool.

Ricardo Rodriguez (OVR 80 → 80)


Position: LB, CB

New club: PSV Eindhoven (loan)

Current price: 1.2k PS4 / 1.3k Xbox One

It would seem that Ricardo Rodriguez has become surplus to requirements at AC Milan, with the Swiss international making just six Serie A appearances for the Italian side this season.

As a result, Rodriguez has left AC Milan to join PSV Eindhoven on loan, after initial talks with both Fenerbahce and Napoli broke down. The loan deal includes an obligation to buy for around €5 million, so the fullback won’t return to Milan.

Dani Olmo (OVR 79 → OTW 79)


Position: CAM

New club: RB Leipzig

Current price: 700 PS4 / 800 coins Xbox One

After being sought after by the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, it’s Bundesliga side RB Leipzig who have secured the Spaniard’s signature for €35m.

Olmo is one of the hottest young midfield prospects about, so he’s certainly a player to keep your eye on as he starts his Bundesliga journey.

Angelino (OVR 79 → 79)


Position: LB

New club: RB Leipzig (loan)

Current price: 2.9k PS4 / 3k Xbox One

Angelino made the move from PSV Eindhoven to the Premier League, joining Man City back at the start of the season. With only six appearances so far for the reigning English Champions, it’s clear the Spaniard isn’t getting enough game time.

Therefore, his loan move to RB Leipzig isn’t much of a surprise – however, expect this man to return to the Prem after his loan move ends this summer.

Mbwana Samatta (OVR 79 → 79)


Position: ST

New club: Aston Villa

Cost: 750 coins PS4 / 750 Xbox One

Mbwana Samatta has been at KRC Genk since January 2016 – over the last four years he has made 191 appearances for the Belgium club, contributing 76 goals and 20 assists.

It’s these stats that have recently earned the 27-year-old striker a £10 million move to Premier League club, Aston Villa.

Javier Hernandez (OVR 78 → OTW 78)


Position: ST

New club: LA Galaxy

Cost: 1.2k PS4 / 1.6k Xbox One

Javier Hernandez has played for a whole host of clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and West Ham.

Well, now the Mexican striker is leaving Sevilla in favour of a move stateside to LA Galaxy, that will see him become the highest-paid MLS player.

Gedson Fernandes (OVR 76 → OTW 78)

Position: CM

New club: Tottenham (loan)

Cost: 650 PS4 / 700 Xbox One

A host of clubs were after the next wonderkid on the Benfica conveyor belt, and it looks as if Tottenham have won the race for central midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

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Manchester United, and West Ham were also trying to snap up the 21-year-old, but he has headed for Spurs on an 18-month loan with an option to buy.

Odion Ighalo (OVR 77 → 77)


Position: ST

New club: Manchester United (loan)

Cost: 700 PS4 / 700 Xbox One

All you Premier League fans will remember Odion Ighalo best for his three-year stint at Watford, where he scored 40 goals in 100 appearances.
Since then, the striker has made a name for himself in the Chinese Super League, with 46 goals in 72 appearances for both Shenhua and Yatai.

Well, in a bizarre turn of events, Ighalo finds himself on a loan spell at Manchester United, in a move that he describes as a dream come true!

Lucas Tousart (OVR 78 → 78)


Position: CDM

New club: Hertha Berlin

Current price: 600 PS4 / 700 coins Xbox One

Hertha Berlin has secured the services of 22-year-old French midfielder Lucas Tousart, paying out €25m to Lyon to finalise the deal.

Tousart may be young but he’s had plenty of first-team action, making 18 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season, contributing two goals and two assists (not bad for a defensive mid).

Patrick Cutrone (OVR 77 → 77)

Position: ST

New club: Fiorentina (loan)

Cost: 950 PS4 / 1k Xbox One

With just three goals in 24 appearances since signing for Wolves in the summer, Patrick Cutrone’s move from AC Milan hasn’t gone to plan.

The 22-year-old Italian international has returned to his homeland with a loan to Fiorentina a great move for all parties.

Takumi Minamino (OVR 75 → 77)

Positions: RM, ST, CAM

New club: Liverpool

Cost: 650 PS4 / 650 Xbox One

Another player who has left Salzburg for pastures new this month is Japanese attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino, who joins Liverpool on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

His current RB Salzburg card is a 75-rated CAM, with his new Liverpool rating 77.

Cedric Soares (OVR 76 → 76)


Position: RB, RWB

New club: Arsenal

Cost: 1k PS4 / 1k Xbox One

Cedric is a well seasoned Premier League fullback, with 120 appearances in the English first division for Southampton. With their ongoing fullback injury problems, it’s no wonder Arsenal wanted to strengthen this position.

The Gunners have signed the Portuguese defender on a loan deal until the end of the season – with his contract expiring this summer, could Cedric sign for Arsenal permanently?

Cenk Tosun (OVR 77 → 77)

Position: ST

New club: Crystal Palace (loan)

FUT cost: 900 PS4, 1.3k Xbox One

Cenk Tosun has shown flashes of why Everton signed him for £27 million two years ago, but 10 goals in 51 games for the Toffees hasn’t been good enough.

A loan move to Crystal Palace makes sense, where he can link up with fellow attackers Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.

Ashley Young (OVR 77 → 77)


Position: RB, LB

New club: Inter Milan

Cost: 1.2k PS4 / 1.2k Xbox One

Ashley Young has been a faithful servant to Manchester United for years – he made over 260 appearances for the club winning seven trophies with the first team, including a Europa League and Premier League trophy.

However, the 34-year-old wing-back has now finally moved on, trading Manchester for Milan in his £1.28 million move to Inter.

Victor Moses (OVR 78 → OTW 78)


Position: RM, RWB

New club: Inter Milan (loan)

Cost: 750 PS4 / 800 Xbox One

Another man off to Inter, Nigerian Victor Moses played as a right wing-back at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, so expect him to be utilised their once again.

Moses was linked with Inter over summer, but after a loan to Fenerbahce, the Nerazzurri have loaned him in with an option to buy.

Daniel Podence (OVR 78 → 79)

Position: LM, RM

New club: Wolves

Cost: 800 PS4 / 950 Xbox One

A move you may have missed is Daniel Podence linking up with high-flying Wolves from Olympiakos.

The Portuguese speedster has five goals and five assists to his name this term, and aged 24, he is ready to make that next step in his career.

Nabil Bentaleb (OVR 77 → 77)


Position: CM

New Club: Newcastle (loan)

Cost: 1k PS4 / 1k Xbox One

Nabil Bentaleb is not a foreign name to Premier League fans, as the Algerian midfielder made 66 appearances over two and a half seasons for Spurs.

Bentaleb has now moved back to England in a loan deal to Newcastle United, who will have the option to buy the midfielder.

Danny Drinkwater (OVR 77 → 77)

Position: CM

New club: Aston Villa (loan)

Cost: 850 PS4 / 1k Xbox One

It’s been a tough season and a half for Danny Drinkwater, playing just three games since the start of last season. Two of those came this term for Burnley, with his loan from Chelsea cut short for a switch to Aston Villa.

It was a tough debut for the central midfielder, at fault for two of the goals in a 6-1 destruction by Manchester City.

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With Palacios yet to prove himself in Europe we do not see EA making any alteration to his current 77 overall rating.

Asmir Begovic (OVR 75 → 75)

Position: GK

New club: AC Milan (loan)

Cost: n/a

The goalkeeper merry-go-round is a strange one with Asmir Begovic filling the void of Pepe Reina at AC Milan, acting as back-up to Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Begovic has spent the last six months on loan at Azerbaijan side Qarabag, and will face a big step up in quality in Serie A.

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