On Monday night deadline day came to a halt to ensure enough clubs across the UK were scrambling around to seal late-night deals we’re going to take a look at some of the surprising stories from the night some of the worrying moves that materialized and the action you may have missed let’s get straight into it.
the main contender for this year’s deadline day desperation award are Premier League basement boys Fulham, the cottagers had a truly hectic evening as they hunted far and wide for a new center-back having seen a number of deals collapse at the final moment Jean-Clair Todibo chose alone move to Benfica while a move for PSV’s Timo Baumgartl died on its feet just hours before the deadline with the player deciding he wouldn’t improve in west London
however when all seemed lost Fulham chairman Tony Khan finally delivered signing Lyon said to half Joachim Andersen before announcing the capture of promising Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo on a permanent deal. but both have question marks over their ability Anderson arrives at the Craven Cottage just a year after failing to impress in France following a 21.6 million pound move from Sampdoria meanwhile Tosin may have been successful during a loan spell with Blackburn Rovers last season but the Premier League is a huge step up from the championship,
Tony Khan might claim they were both principal targets but after everything that transpired this summer we have our doubts with the defense sorted they even managed to sneak in the loan signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea announcing the deal as the clock struck 12:30 AM a great signing no doubt it remains to be seen just how much of the mammoth 150 000 pounds0 a week wages fulham are stumping up? Frank Lampard is adamant Loftus-Cheek still has a future at Stamford Bridge but for now, he will have to turn his attention to the Cottage desperate fight for survival.
The People’s Club
the toffees have enjoyed a summer to remember and exit the transfer window in one of their most exciting moments in recent history
three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti is starting to work his magic at Goodison park thanks to a swathe of quality new additions, for just over 42 million pounds he has assembled a brand new midfield with Alan arriving from Napoli to provide support to its base and Abdoulaye Doucouré adding some much-needed drive but the blockbuster signing of the summer was undoubtedly James Rodriguez who remarkably costs nothing from Real Madrid, three goals and two assists in his opening four games suggest the future is bright for the Colombian superstar at Goodison Park
but Everton weren’t finished come deadline day for under 25 million pounds they signed Ben Godfreythe hugely exciting Norwich city center-half and just before 11 PM announced the lone signing of Roma keeper Robin Olsen this could spell trouble for Jordan Pickford whose torrid form has come under the microscope in recent months Olsen managed to restore some of his reputation on loan at Cagliari last season after a difficult year with Roma and we’ll know he has an excellent shot at starting berth in the premier league
Ancelotti will also be thrilled to see deadwood like Sandro Ramirez moved on while Moise Kean and Theo Walcott have both left on loan spells too top of the table and with one of their best squads in years Everton fans can start to dream again
Another club that enjoyed an incredible transfer window was Tottenham Hotspur they pretty much ticked every box revitalizing the fullback positions with Sergio Reguilón and Matt Doherty before adding steel to their midfield with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, the lillywhites even signed Joe Hart and finally found a back up to Harry Kane in the shape of Benfica forward Carlos Vinícius who could stay in north London permanently if he can produce on the pitch. but of course the most exciting transfer was that of Gareth Bale, he may not be the tour of force he once was but a reunion with Tottenham can only be good news for the club and the Premier League
after all his troubles back in Madrid a resurgence at spurs could offer the 31-year-old the fairytale chapter his career deserves.
yet even Tottenham was sniffing around for a deal on deadline day center-back is probably the only position where they are short and according to the Fans they made a late play for Manchester City defender John Stones the offer apparently included a year-long loan with a 20 million pound option to buy but the Englishman said no determined not to uproot his family and desperate for redemption at the Etihad a move for Swansea defender Joe Rodon in the coming weeks could be their next avenue
The Red Devils
what else can we possibly say about Manchester United’s summer business this was the window that promised so much yet delivered so little with deadline day proving to be worryingly hectic for the red devils
with no Jadon Sancho inside Edward would desperately hunted around for an alternative at right-wing in Atalanta’s Amad Diallo they may have signed a genuine star of the future but thanks to a passport issue the 19 million pound teenager won’t be arriving at Old Trafford until 2021 they also signed for Facundo Pellistri from Uruguayan outfit Peñarol but he goes straight into the development side but he isn’t the only Uruguayan to rock up at Manchester United after months of inactivity Edinson Cavani will be dusting off his old boots to lead the line at Old Trafford there is no denying his achievements in the game but is this really the transfer united fans had in mind after all Cavani is 33 years old only scored four times last season and is set to earn around 200 000 pounds a week
it’s hard not to imagine that panic was in the air when they moved for the former PSG star also through the door came Brazilian left-back Alex Telles who finally signed from FC Porto for 15 million pounds after being endlessly linked with the club why he didn’t arrive sooner is anyone’s guess United officials can point to their new recruits and Donny van de Beek as improvements to the squad plus success in moving on fringe players like Diogo Dalot, Andreas Pereira and Chris smalling all be it with Smalling the only permanent switch
but all things considered this transfer window will leave a bit of taste in the mouth of every United fan.
Arsenal fans will be rejoicing both the arrival of 45 million pound man Thomas Partey and the departure of Mattéo Guendouzi to Hertha Berlin on loan, the 21-year-old had been dumped out of Mikel Arteta’s plans after a sequence of disciplinary issues and a fresh start in the German capital may be exactly what he needs, also moving to the Bundesliga from north London is Ryan Sessegnon who has joined Hoffenheim on a season-long loan