The Most Important Winter Transfers for FIFA 22

The Winter/January transfer window is open and with it, some signings in the football world are happening. We show you the most important transfers and moves and tell you how and when they are coming to FIFA 22.
FIFA 22 Winter Update Transfers Moves
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The winter transfer period in football and the top 5 leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1) traditionally starts on January 1st.

Until January 31st, players can be bought and sold. If you don't want to lose track of the winter changes in FIFA 22, you've come to the right place. We show you the biggest and most important transfers and how they affect FIFA Ultimate Team and the Career Mode.

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Most Important Winter Transfers

Ferran Torres is definitely the biggest transfer so far. The 21-year-old Spaniard is moving from Manchester City to FC Barcelona for approx. £45 mil.

Not a bad signing. By the way, Torres was trained at Valencia before he went to England in the summer of 2020. So now he's going back home.

PLAYERTRANSFERRATING
Ferran Torres
Manchester City → FC Barcelona82
Kieran TrippierAtletico Madrid → Newcastle United84
Philippe CoutinhoFC Barcelona → Aston Villa82
RafinhaParis Saint-Germain → Real Sociedad80
Kostas Manolas
SSC Neapel → Olympiakos Piräus83
Hugo Siquet
Standard Lüttich → SC Freiburg69
PaulinhoAl Ahli → Corinthians83
Vitaliy MykolenkoDynamo Kiew → FC Everton76
Jonathan IkonéLOSC Lille → AC Florenz79
Ricardo PepiFC Dallas → FC Augsburg69
Michaël CuisanceFC Bayern München → Venezia FC73


How Are Winter Transfers Affecting FIFA 22?

In the summer, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated headlines. Both superstars made a move and both got their Ones to Watch Cards. However, we do not expect any Special Cards for the winter transfers.

Like we mentioned after the Golden Boy Award, it would be pretty cool to have extra cards – but maybe there will be in the future. In FIFA 22, the Headliners are almost ready and the TOTY will come soon.

There is little time and space for Winter Transfer Cards. But the big winter update still makes changes in FUT and also in career mode. That's why we're going to show you the most important changes and what they mean to FIFA.

Ferran Torres in FIFA 22

Thanks to his league change (La Liga instead of Premier League), the Spaniard has other opportunities to be linked. In addition, a move to Barca and the attentiveness that comes with it could lead to a rating upgrade. To do this, however, he would have to take the right action right away.

Kieran Trippier in FIFA 22

Oil club Newcastle is upgrading and getting the strong full-back. Trippier will help the Magpies, no doubt. In FUT he comes back to the Premier League and can be linked differently.

Philippe Coutinho in FIFA 22

If Coutinho would have wanted to prevent a club from relegation, he could have stayed in Barcelona. Ok, just kidding. Seriously, it's kinda crazy, that this guy is now at Aston Villa. No offence. Perhaps he can show his potential again and recommend himself for a TOTW...

Michaël Cuisance in FIFA 22

From Bayern Munich to Italy. Venice not only has really great kits, but now also a top talent for midfield (at least for Venice... that was a classic misunderstanding at Bayern).

Ricardo Pepi in FIFA 22

The ver young striker (18) starts with a 69 and has a potential of 83. If you play Augsburg in Career Mode, you can look forward to a great new striker talent in your squad.

Kostas Manolas in FIFA 22

Manolas is also going back home. Sure, the guy isn't meta, but it's a shame we're losing him in Serie A. Most of us won't play with a Greek team in FUT...

Hugo Siquet in FIFA 22

This guy is probably something for all Career Mode fans. The RB starts at the age of 18, 70 OVR and has a potential of 84. Barely not among the best talents in FIFA 22 – but those who start a career with Freiburg after the winter update don't need to get anyone as RB, they can play and develop Siquet. There is also a potential upgrade if he performs in Bundesliga. Nice!

Paulinho in FIFA 22

Back to Brazil from Al Ahli and Saudi Arabia. With 83 OVR, the 33-year-old is a real asset to the Brazilian league. However, the Corinthians players are not original in FIFA 22 and also not in FUT. The midfield engine will also be completely out of the game ... like Sergio Agüero!

When Are Winter Transfers Coming to FIFA 22?

In FIFA 21, the big update of the winter transfers in Ultimate Team didn't come until February 10th. As a harbinger of the Winter Refresh promotion, EA provided new and adapted FUT cards.

For example, Papu Gomez moved from Atalanta to Sevilla and got the highest gold card awarded in winter with an 86. Or Luka Jovic, who went back to Eintracht on loan from Real and was then reinstated in the Bundesliga FUT teams.

We are curious to see who will be among the top transfers in January.