There are unlikely to be any deals which top the £86m spent on Gareth Bale by Real Madrid around the football teams in North Wales this month but that doesn’t stop there being plenty of interesting and high-calibre transfers taking place.
At the halfway point of the window, NorthWales.com takes a look at some of the biggest moves so far this January.
Jay Colbeck – Wrexham FC to Bangor City FC – Loan
Always good to see some strong relationships between teams in North Wales and this deal is a sign of just that.
The 20 year old joins on a short term loan until the season wraps up. As a forward, Colbeck has notched up an impressive tally per game at Wrexham.
Adrian Cieslewicz – Wrexham FC to Kidderminster – Undisclosed
A transfer which may prove to be a bit of a miss to the Dragons in the long run, winger Cieslewicz has left the club to sign up with Kidderminster Harriers.
Joining the rivals in the Skrill Premier league, Cieslewicz had been in a glut before his move after dropping down the pecking order with coach Andy Morrell. Wrexham FC may be a little short on cover for the remainder of the season.
Jamie Tolley – Kidderminster to Colwyn Bay – Free
A deal which could have a knock on effect from Adrian Cieslewicz’s departure, the experience Tolley has joined The Seagulls after his release by Kidderminster.
With over 200 games at Shrewsbury under his belt, Tolley will be bring a wealth of experience to the Bay’s midfield. Manager Frank Sinclair on the acquisition: “We have got a relatively inexperienced team, especially in midfield, and I felt Jamie’s experience, with over 200 Football League appearances and over a 100 in the Conference would be valuable in the second half of the season.”
Sean Smith – Wrexham to Connah’s Quay – Loan
The exodus continues for the Dragons as another youngster joins up with a Welsh side.
19 year old Sean Smith has joined up with the flagging side and is expected to come to the fore in an effort to keep the team from relegation. A full back by nature, Smith will look to be making an impression on his full-time employers with a spell away.
Kyle Wilson – Nantwich to Conwy Borough FC – Undisclosed
One of the earliest acquisitions by a side in North Wales this transfer window, the experience Mike Wilson has joined up with Conwy to add to the strikeforce and to hopefully fire them up the table.
After impressive spells of FC Manchester of United where he scored 24 times in 30 games, Wilson spent last season at Nantwich before being snapped up by Darren Moss.
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