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6 Premier League Players Who Need a Move in January to Kickstart Their Careers

If you can believe it, we are already half-way through the 2018/19 season, which means the January transfer window is officially open for business.

Plenty of deals are already being negotiated and there's a whole host of players on the market who would benefit greatly from a change of scenery after enduring a difficult time of things at their respective clubs.

With that in mind, here are six Premier League players who should be looking for a move this January.

6. Danny Drinkwater - Chelsea

This one is a no-brainer for everyone involved - Danny Drinkwater's Chelsea career is as good as done.

The midfielder is yet to make a single appearance this season and has been surpassed by the likes of Ruben-Loftus Cheek and Ross Barkley in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. Maurizio Sarri has also insisted that the former Leicester man is free to leave if he wants to.

A potential reunion with Claudio Ranieri at Fulham could be on the cards and the move would make a lot of sense. He's the sort of midfielder the Cottagers are currently lacking and his previous experience could vital if they are to beat the drop.

5. Adam Lallana - Liverpool

Two seasons ago, Adam Lallana was first team regular at Liverpool and his place in the starting XI never seemed to be in doubt.

Nowadays, the midfielder is being restricted to cameo appearances off the bench and he seems unsuited to Jurgen Klopp's current setup. What's more, he'll be shunted completely out of the picture once Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns from his injury layoff later this season.

However, Lallana still has plenty to offer and his skill set is bound to attract interest from a number of Premier League teams. His former club Southampton and newly-promoted Wolves are both lacking a creative midfielder and Lallana could slot in to both sides seamlessly.

4. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou - Tottenham

When Tottenham failed to make a single signing during the summer transfer window, you would be forgiven for thinking that Mauricio Pochettino would be utilising everyone at his disposal this season.

Unfortunately for Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, that hasn't been the case. He has sat and watched from the sidelines so far, appearing just once during a Carabao Cup tie against West Ham.

The French winger doesn't seem to have any sort of future in north London but, considering the fact that he is still only 23 years old, he can still turn around his currently faltering career if he pushes for a move.

3. Eliaquim Mangala - Manchester City

A forgotten man at Manchester City, Eliaquim Mangala's last appearance for the Citizens was over a year ago. 

He was sent out on loan to Everton last season, but his time with the Toffees was unfortunately cut short by a knee injury that kept him out of action until October. He is certainly surplus to requirements at the Etihad, but he would be a decent option for any sides who are looking to keep to a tight budget.

The French defender's contract expires at the end of the season and City may be looking to secure a transfer fee this month instead of allowing him to leave on a free deal.

2. Reece Oxford - West Ham

Where did it all go wrong for Reece Oxford?

The defender was thought to be the future of West Ham and England when he made his debut for the Hammers back in 2015 aged just 16, but he has only managed to make 16 appearances ever since and has been loaned out to both Reading and Borussia Monchengladbach in that time.

At 20 years old, his career is far from over just yet, but a permanent transfer away from the London Stadium is the best option for him. A step down to the Championship may be the most sensible option in the long-run.

1. Adrien Silva - Leicester

As transfers go, this one couldn't have turned out much worse for both Leicester and Adrien Silva.

Originally signed at the start of the 2017/18 season, the Portuguese international didn't play for the Foxes until last January as Fifa blocked the club's attempts to register him last summer because the paperwork landed with the FA just 14 seconds after the deadline.

He has been linked with a move back to his former side Sporting CP, which would make a lot of sense considering the fact that he is no where near the starting XI at the King Power. In fact, he has failed to even feature in a Premier League squad since September.