Alexis Sanchez was expected to arrive but instead headed to United while there was huge speculation over a deadline day move for Riyad Mahrez.
Neither player arrived but City won’t be too disappointed with that and instead have brought in Aymeric Laporte for a club record fee.
The defender enjoyed a fine debut against West Bromwich Albion and based on that evidence, it looks money well spent.
Here’s a complete look at Manchester City’s January business:
Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao - fee said to be £57 million
Jack Harrison from New York City - undisclosed fee.
Kean Bryan to Oldham Athletic on loan
Isaac Buckley to Oxford United on loan
Jacob Davenport to Burton Albion on loan
Shay Facey to Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee
Jack Harrison to Middlesbrough on loan
Marlos Moreno to Flamengo on loan
Ashley Smith-Brown to Oxford United on loan
It’s probably not been the transfer window we expected, but the arrival of Laporte to strengthen the defence is a great move as we head towards the business end of the season.