Football Manager 2022 Transfers: Make MAJOR moves in the January Transfer window

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The January Transfer window is upon us and with plenty of clubs panic buying in real life, we want to show you how you can still make smart moves in the winter window in Football Manager 2022.

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From approaching players on pre-contract deals to scouring the globe for unsettled stars, you're certain to be a January winner if you follow these tips.

Football Manager 2022 January Window

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The January transfer window is never an easy time to do deals, but when the window opens at the turn of the new year, you're left with a plethora of opportunities.

A perfect time to boost your squad for the final months of the season, or cut your wage bill to please the board, these hot tips are sure to see you SMASH this challenging window.

Pre-contract Signings

Everyone loves a freebie, and the best way to secure yourself a star on the cheap is by swooping in during the January window and securing a pre-contract signing.

Many stars are opting to run down their contracts in favour of exploring their options, and we think you could benefit by testing the water at the turn of the year.

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Unsettled Stars

Another way you can tackle the January window in Football Manager 2022 is by scouring the market for unsettled stars

From players unhappy with their game time to those that are seeking a new challenge, January is a great time to boost your ranks with players currently unhappy at their current clubs.

Drumming up some transfer drama could work in your favour and see you secure a superstar on a mega cheap deal.

Game Time

Football Manager 2022's January window also sees the arrival of plenty of loan options, with a number of clubs reconsidering their stances at the beginning of the season.

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From superstar wonderkids with a point to prove to unsettled stars looking for a temporary move away, January is the perfect time to bolster your ranks ahead of the season's final months.

READ - Football Manager 2022 Best Loan Signings

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Whilst January is a great time to make signings, you'll also be wise to utilise the month to cull some of your club's deadwood.

Using the tactics mentioned above, the January window could provide the perfect opportunity to move on some of your fringe players and replace them with potential stars.

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