Lightning Round-Up: Handy List Of All The Premier League Movers And Shakers On Transfer Deadline Day

Chris Wright

1st, September 2017

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That’s it. The summer transfer window has closed, with the Premier League racking up an enormous net spend of £665million in the process – taking the top-flight’s total 25-year outlay past the £1.41billion mark.

Let’s see what people got for their money, eh?

In fact, let’s kick off with the purported transfers that failed to manifest: Ross Barkley backed out of a move to Chelsea at the 11th hour, but only after going through a medical, while Man City were forced to abandon their interest in Alexis Sanchez after Arsenal failed to sign a replacement – namely Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

During daylight hours, Liverpool signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Swansea pulled off a loan deal for Renato Sanchez, Serge Aurier joined Tottenham and Nakhi Wells swapped Huddersfield for Burnley.

Moving into the latter stages of the day, the biggest move (in financial terms) saw Chelsea splurge a reported £35million on a new central midfielder they don’t really need…

And the Blues also brought in a new right-back in the shape of Davide Zappacosta from Torino…

They were then pipped to the signing of Fernando Llorente, who moved to Spurs on a two-year deal for the low, low fee of just £15million…

Swansea replaced Llorente by re-signing Wilfried Bony who, inexcusably, will wear the No.2 shirt to signify his “second coming” at the Swans…

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace finally got their hands on Mamadou Sakho, who joined from Liverpool in a £26million deal…

Brighton signed goalkeeper Tim Krul from the Newcastle doldrums on a season-long loan…

There were also miscellaneous deadline day moves for Aleksandar Dragovic (Bayer Leverkusen to Leicester on loan), Nikola Vlasic (Hajduk Split to Everton, £10million), Ezequiel Schelotto (Inter Milan to Brighton, £2.75million), Molla Wague (Udinese to Watford, loan) and Marvin Zeegelaar (Sporting Lisbon to Watford, £2.75million), all of who you’re likely to never hear from again.

Oh, and most intriguing of all, the great legend-in-his-own-lifetime that is Ravel Morrison took the executive decision to mulch his Lazio contract and sign for Mexican side Atlas…

Phew, what a day.

Sometimes, when the dust settles, it’s difficult to see what all the shouting was about.

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  1. Beano says:

    Zappacosta was an impressive signing. He’s a great player, still young and developing, and can practically play anywhere. An amazing consolation prize for a team that thought Oxlade-Chamberlain was worth more than 40 million lol

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