Queens Park Rangers broke their transfer record to sign Christopher Samba and Arsenal swooped for Spanish full-back Nacho Monreal as the January transfer window clanged shut in England.
Christopher Samba (2nd L) in action for Anzhi Makhachkala against Young Boys on December 6, 2012. Queens Park Rangers broke their transfer record to sign Samba. The giant Congolese defender signed on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of £12.5 million ($19.7 million, 14.6 million euros).
QPR are currently four points from safety at the foot of the Premier League and manager Harry Redknapp hopes former Blackburn Rovers centre-back Samba will help to stiffen his side's fragile defence.