Transfer deadline day

Round-up: Transfer deadline day’s deals
Published on September 3rd, 2013
Written by: Daniel Prince
Manchester United have signed Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, while the Toffees have signed three players with the reported £27.5million transfer fee, Arsenal completed the signing of Mesut Ozil and Chelsea let a promising youngster go out on loan.

In a busy end to the transfer window, Fellaini’s move to Old Trafford was confirmed, while United have also sealed a loan move for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao, according to the Mirror.

Fellaini has cost his former manager David Moyes £27.5million, according to Sky Sports, and Everton quickly spent some of that money.

James McCarthy joined from Wigan Athletic, Gareth Barry signed on loan and Romelu Lukaku also joined on loan for the season from Chelsea.

Stronger

That arguably leaves Roberto Martinez with an even stronger squad than he started deadline day with, with Leighton Baines still intact.

However, Victor Anichebe left Goodison Park in a £6million deal to join West Bromwich Albion, while Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon also moved to the Baggies.

Sunderland, themselves, secured the signing of former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena as well as current Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, with the latter joining on loan for the season.

By far the biggest deal of the day saw Mesut Ozil swap Real Madrid for Arsenal in a club-record deal.

According to the BBC, the German international cost the Gunners £42.4million, while goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano also moved to the Emirates on loan.

However, moves for Demba Ba and Abel Hernandez failed to come to fruition for Arsenal.

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace were also extremely busy, although they could not complete a deal for their former striker Andy Johnson.

Barry Bannan joined from Aston Villa, as did Adrian Mariappa from Reading.

Busy

Wigan were busy in the closing hours after losing McCarthy, and snapped up Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell and Stoke City’s Ryan Shotton on loan deals.

Swansea City signed Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez on loan, while Peter Odemwingie finally got a deadline day move by moving from West Brom to Cardiff City.

Libor Kozak was a £7million signing for Aston Villa from Lazio – the striker was last season’s top scorer in the Europa League.

Steven Ireland moved from Villa to Stoke City on loan for the season, Norwich City’s Jacob Butterfield joined Middlesbrough and Gedo rejoined Hull City, but a potential move for Shane Long of West Brom appeared to break down.

Queens Park Rangers were busy, snapping up Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and Niko Kranjcar from Dynamo Kiev, also on a temporary basis.

Michael Kightly moved on a season-long loan to Burnley from Stoke and Fulham signed Young Boys’ Elsad Zverotic.

Imposters

However, Manchester United’s move for Ander Herrera ended unsuccessfully and in bizarre circumstances as it was claimed imposters attempted to negotiate for United in their talks with Athletic Bilbao.

Liverpool made three early moves, bringing in defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, as well as Chelsea forward Victor Moses on loan.

Stoke City signed Marko Arnautovic and West Brom landed Morgan Amalfitano and Lee Camp, while Crystal Palace’s Peter Ramage moved on loan to Barnsley.

Away from the Premier League, Kaka completed his free transfer move back to AC Milan from Real Madrid.

Categories: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, English Premier news, Everton, Fulham, Hull City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United
Tags: Arsenal, Deadline Day, Manchester United

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