African players have been the subjects of some of the more eye-catching moves of the window across Europe this week.
Here are five that have got us particularly excited over the last seven days.
Kenneth Omeruo, Chelsea > Kasimpasa, Loan: Omeruo's decision to sign a new contract at Chelsea went down badly with some Nigeria fans, as while it's easy to understand why the defender retains hope of making his mark at Stamford Bridge, his unsettled career to date has not been conducive to professional progress.
After signing a new deal, he duly embarked on the fifth loan deal of his career, joining Kasimpasa for a second spell after previously representing the Apaches during the 2015-16 season.
Perhaps a return to an environment he knows well - and a third consecutive campaign in the Super Lig - will help Omeruo reignite his flagging international career.
Bakary Kone, Malaga > Strasbourg, Loan: While Strasbourg have acquitted themselves well upon their return to Ligue 1 after a decade of absence, there are still concerns at the heart of the defence.
Racing conceded four in their opener against Lyon and, on Sunday, were exposed by a Guingamp attack that had scored just three in four before this weekend.
The acquisition of Kone - still only 29 - represents a coup for the newly promoted side. The centre-back was out of favour at Malaga, but has just under 200 matches in the French league under his belt and should offer buckets of experience.
Carl Medjani, Trabzonspor > Sivasspor, Free Transfer: Medjani is no stranger to being written off in his career.
He was axed by Liverpool as a youngster after failing to make the grade despite generating considerable excitement when he was signed by Rafael Benitez, and was dumped by then-Algeria coach Hugo Broos ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.
Now he has the opportunity to prove that Trabzonspor were wrong to dump him after his second spell with the Black Sea Storm, and his experience and tenacity should bolster Sivasspor upon their return to the top table.
Marcel Tisserand, FC Ingolstadt > Wolfsburg, Loan: Tisserand was relegated with Ingolstadt last year, but did his reputation no harm with a series of fire-fighting displays as those around him floundered.
His performances caught the eye of Wolfsburg, who have rescued him from the Bundesliga II after completing a loan deal earlier this week.
The Congolese international was thrown into the mix against Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend - playing in a back three - and delivered a masterful display including a last-gasp potential goal-saving tackle.
He also managed seven clearances, five interceptions and won four headers.
Adnane Tighadouini, Malaga > Twente, Loan: Like the aforementioned Kone, Tighadouini was another player who clearly had no future at Malaga after his career stalled at La Rosaleda.
While he flopped in Spain, the Morocco wideman has already demonstrated his class in the Netherlands with NAC Breda earlier in his career, and a loan move to FC Twente should offer him the chance to re-establish himself.
At his best, he averaged just under a goal every other game in the Eredivisie, and now at a Twente side who finished seventh after a late-season collapse, these are the kind of standards he should again be aiming for.