It's a case of one in, two out at Bradford Park Avenue this winter time as the January Transfer Window slams shut in England.
It turned out that Premier League giants Manchester United stepped up their push for a return to Champions League football as they spent £51M this window - the highest total amount spent in this period.
José Mourinho's side, currently sat in 3rd place behind Bradford Park Avenue splashed out £31M on Torino left-winger Andrea Faraoni as their marquee man this time around.
It was Vanarama National League side Yorkshire Amateur who signed the most players in England this window, snapping up seven new players as they head unchallenged into the Football League next season.
But in January, it was all about the full-backs for Bradford Park Avenue. Besides Aleksandar Todorovski's loan move to PSV until the end of the season, the only other two players that left the club were full-backs on either side.
The first to leave was unhappy Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson
. Robertson joined Avenue in their first ever season in the top-flight and played in 37 league games in his debut season when Chabukiani led Bradford to Europa League football for the first time ever.
Robertson was a loyal man to the club, sticking with Bradford for 142 appearances throughout the four seasons he spent at The Avenue/Elland Road. But after appearing only three times this season, the 29-year-old Glaswegian has made a continental move over the English Channel to join Avenue's Champions League First Knockout Round opponents Olympique de Marseille in a £3.6M move.
Robertson will be unable to partake in the tie between the two teams as he has previously played in the competition this season with Avenue.
Next up was the man that added £10.5M onto Man United's £51M spend this window. Silvan Widmer
- the last Swiss man standing in Avenue's squad - has finally left the club. Widmer joined Avenue at the peak of Chabukiani's reign at Switzerland for a fee of £8.75M from Bayern Munich after the Bundesliga giants transfer-listed the right-back.
Widmer was part of the same Bradford team that won the F.A. Cup and Capital One Cup double in 2022-23 and the F.A. Community Shield at the beginning of this season. His departure may be down to the Swiss breakdown Adam Chabukiani faced in November 2023, but nevertheless he has left the club for an initial £10.5M, which could potentially rise to as much as £13.5M.
The only player to join the Yorkshire side this window is one of Adam Chabukiani's fellow Georgian countrymen. Tbilisi-born left-back Tornike Maisuradze
joined Bradford after Chabukiani activated his release clause of £2.4M at Málaga. The ten-time Georgian international is a replacement for the outgoing Andrew Robertson as back-up, yet cannot play Premier League football until next season as he was on loan at AS Nancy Lorraine before Bradford signed him.
The 18-year-old made his name at big Georgian outfit Dinamo Tbilisi between 2022 and 2023. Maisuradze made nearly 50 appearances for his boyhood team in the senior ranks, with ten assists and four goals to his name, he was snapped up by Liga BBVA's Málaga for £185K. After playing for Tbilisi, Málaga and Nancy Lorraine in the same season, the left-back can only play in the Champions League this season for Avenue.
In terms of a replacement for Silvan Widmer's transfer to league rivals United, it is reported that Chabukiani is looking to draft promising young right-back Sumali Walton up from the development team into the first-team. Walton is only 17 years old and has been at Bradford since he was a child.