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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 109

We bring you the complete list of all the transfer deadline deals, with Chelsea wrapping up a late move for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater toward the end of a nerve-clanking Deadline Day.

It is understood that the fee is £35m, while Leicester are sure they have finished the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon before the due date for a fee believed to be £22m.

  • Danny Drinkwater – Leicester to Chelsea
  • Adrien Silva – Sporting Lisbon to Leicester
  • Mamadou Sakho – Liverpool to Crystal Palace
  • Oumar Niasse – Everton to Crystal Palace
  • Vincent Janssen – Tottenham to Brighton
  • Dennis Adeniran – Fulham to Everton
  • Ezequiel Schelotto – Sporting Lisbon to Brighton – undisclosed
    Kyle Jameson – Chelsea to West Brom – undisclosed
    Serge Aurier – Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham – undisclosed
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal to Liverpool – undisclosed
    Renato Sanches – Bayern Munich to Swansea – season-long loan
    Nahki Wells – Huddersfield to Burnley – undisclosed
    Orestis Karnezis – Udinese to Watford – season-long loan
    Marvin Zeegelaar – Sporting Lisbon to Watford – undisclosed
  • Championship
    Will Miller – Tottenham to Burton – undisclosed
    Adam Federici – Bournemouth to Nottingham Forest – loan until January
    Craig Noone – Cardiff to Bolton – undisclosed
    John Brayford – Sheffield United to Burton – free transfer
    Gary Gardner – Aston Villa to Barnsley – season-long loan
    Jota – Brentford to Birmingham City – £6m
    Ben Heneghan – Motherwell to Sheffield United – undisclosed fee.
    Yohan Mollo – Zenit St Petersburg to Fulham – free transfer
    Pierre-Michel Lassoga – Hamburg to Leeds United – season-long loan
    Marvin Johnson – Oxford United to Middlesbrough – undisclosed
    Jason Lowe – free agent to Birmingham City
    David Wheeler – Exeter City to QPR – undisclosed
    Pawel Cibicki – Malmo to Leeds United – undisclosed
    Kristian Brymora – free agent to Millwall
    Jordan Graham – Wolves to Fulham – season-long loan
  • European
    Wahbi Khazri – Sunderland to Rennes – season-long loan
    Cheick Keita – Birmingham to Bologna – season-long loan
    Ryan Kent – Liverpool to Freiburg – season-long loan
    Lucas Perez – Arsenal to Deportivo La Coruna – season-long loan
    Nampalys Mendy – Leicester to Nice – season-long loan
    Mark Birighitti – Swansea to NEC Breda – free transfer
    Kylian Mbappe – Monaco to PSG – season-long loan
    Gianelli Imbula – Stoke City to Toulouse – season-long loan
    Sandro Wieser – Reading to KSV Roeselare – season-long loan
    Jadon Sancho – Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund – undisclosed
    Robert Tesche – Birmingham
  • International
  • Nani [Valencia – Lazio] Loan
    Papy Djilobodji [Sunderland – Dijon] Loan
    Donyell Malen [Arsenal – PSV Eindhoven] Undisclosed
    Divock Origi [Liverpool – Wolfsburg] Loan
    Robert Tesche [Birmingham – VfL Bochum] Loan
    Giannelli Imbula [Stoke – Toulouse] Loan
  • Kelechi Nwakali [Arsenal – VVV-Venlo] Loan
    Matty Willock [Manchester United – FC Utrecht] Loan
  • Stephen Odey [MFM FC- FC Zurich] Undisclosed
Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 110

 Llorente signs on at Wembley

The other major striker movement in the Premier League tonight has been confirmed, Fernando Llorente signing for Spurs from Swansea City

Mitroglou heading to Marseille

Benfica forward Konstantinos Mitroglou is leaving to sign for Marseille in the knick of time, as confirmed by the Ligue 1 club.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 112

Bony back at Swansea

The deal to take Wilfried Bony back to the Liberty Stadium has been confirmed by the player himself.

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 Blaugrana plan late deals

Heading into LaLiga deadline day, Cope name Mesut Ozil as a potential target for Barcelona with a 60m euro bid to be sent to Arsenal.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 110

Torino confirm Zappacosta exit

Chelsea has got their wing-back reinforcements in the shape of Davide Zappacosta, as confirmed by the Italian’s former club Torino.

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00:00 The window is shut!

Now the transfer market is over in England and pretty much all of Europe, bar Spain and Portugal.

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Leicester bring in new defender

Austrian centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic has completed his long awaited move to Leicester, on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.

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Inter snap up Ivorian teenager

Yann Karamoh has left Caen on a loan deal to join Inter. The switch is for two years with the Italian club holding a obligatory purchase option on the 19-year-old midfielder.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 120

 Kean signs for Hellas Verona

Promising Juventus forward Moise Kean has moved across Serie A to Hellas Verona in a loan deal.

Barkley shuns Chelsea at the last moment

A fee had been agreed between Everton and Chelsea with Ross Barkley ready to sign for 35m euros until the midfielder changed his mind during his medical at the London club.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 123

 Xeka moves across France

Lille midfielder Xeka (below, left) has left the club in search of first-team football to sign for Dijon in a 5m euro deal.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 120

English youngster heads to Germany

Attacking midfielder Ryan Kent has left Liverpool on loan to SC Freiburg, having spent last season at Championship Barnsley.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 127

 Serie A shuts up

Let’s hope Italian, Greek and Russian teams have completed their business in time as their window closes at 23:00 CET.

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 Ansaldi lined up as Zappacosta replacement

As Davide Zappacosta looks to be heading to Chelsea, Torino are bringing in Inter full-back Christian Ansaldi as the Italian’s replacement.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 130

 New striker for Pochettino

Fernando Llorente has been pictured in a Spurs shirt ahead of his switch from Swansea

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 132

The clock is really ticking now

So we’re until the final hour of the window in Italy, Greece and Russia. Over in England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands there are still two hours left. Of course, in Spain the market closes tomorrow.

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 Everton sign up Split starlet

Handing over 10.8m euros to Hajduk Split, Everton have landed young Croat Nikola Vlasic on this deadline day.

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Double capture at La Marassi

Two Napoli players have joined Sampdoria on Serie A deadline day; Duvan Zapata on a loan with obligation to buy, along with Croatian Ivan Strinic for 2m euros.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 121

Late offer for Bellerin

According to reports in Italy, a last ditch 40m euro bid for Hector Bellerin from Juventus has been rebuffed by Arsenal.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 120

 Ricci swaps Serie A clubs

An agreement has been reached between Genoa and Sassuolo to bring midfielder Federico Ricci to Liguria.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 112

 Wage is a Hornet

Watford have brought in centre-back Molla Wague from sister club Udinese on a loan basis.

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 Douglas signs for Benfica

Benfica have taken Douglas on loan from Barcelona for the season ahead, although the deal does not involve a purchase option.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 143

Alaves snap up Bojan

Bojan Krkic is back in LaLiga, moving on loan to Alaves from Stoke City.

He’s back!

Transfer deadline day in England has allowed the comeback of one of Deportivo La Coruna’s favorite sons as Lucas Perez re-joins on loan from Arsenal.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 146

 Carole is latest Rojiblanco addition

Galatasaray have allowed left-back Lionel Carole to head to Sevilla on loan, a deal which the Andalusians can make permanent for 4m euros.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 148

Remy off to Gran Canaria

Las Palmas have agreed a two-year deal with Loic Remy after the Frenchman terminated his stay at Premier League club Chelsea.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 150

 No deal for Sanchez

Arsenal was offered 55m euros plus 5m euros in bonuses for Alexis Sanchez but Sky Sports say the North London club have rejected Manchester City’s approach for the Chilean as the clock ticks down.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 112

 Watford have their left-back

Sporting CP have allowed Dutch left-back Marvin Zeegelaar to sign for Premier League Watford in a deal costing 3m euros.

 Lopez heads to the north-east

Moving for an undisclosed fee, Maxi Lopez has his newest club, Udinese, after leaving Torino.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 155

Mbappe joins PSG

On a loan deal that will be made permanent next summer, Monaco have announced Kylian Mbappe’s departure to PSG.

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 Celta man heads to Mini Estadi

Celta Vigo defender David Costas has joined Barcelona B on loan.

 Niang heads to Turin

Torino have snapped up Milan winger M’Baye Niang, who spent last year at Watford, on a loan deal that can be made permanent for 15m euros.

Lemar doesn’t fancy Arsenal switch

Sky Sports claim that Arsenal target Thomas Lemar would prefer a move to Liverpool, although with France playing tonight it will be tough for anyone to sign the winger.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 160

 Imbula moves back to France

Stoke City midfielder Gianelli Imbula has ended his disappointing stay in England to complete a loan move to Toulouse.

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No go for Rafinha

Will Barcelona be able to get shot of Rafinha in the final hours of the window? It appears not, with the Brazilian left to wait until January for a move.

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Transfer Deadline Deals: Drinkwater, Llorente & Wilfried Bony All Seal Late Moves 112

Leverkusen seal Alario signature

Already expected to go through, Bayer Leverkusen have announced the purchase of Lucas Alario from River Plate just in time.

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Super League: Respect & Dialogue Needed To Restore Normality

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The FIFA President emphasized his full support to the European sports model, a successful model of openness and inclusivity, promotion and relegation, disapproving the concept of Super League

President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA’s strong disapproval of the proposed European Superleague project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European, and global football.

“FIFA is an organization which is built on values, the true values of sport,” said the FIFA President in his address to the 45th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Montreux, Switzerland.

“It is an organization that is built on our statutes, the statutes that define the institutional framework, with the pyramid, with FIFA, the confederations, the associations, the leagues, the clubs, the players. And at FIFA, we can only strongly disapprove of the creation of a super league which is a closed shop, which is a breakaway from the current institutions, from the leagues, from the associations, from UEFA, and from FIFA, which is outside of the system. There is no doubt whatsoever of FIFA’s disapproval for this.”

The FIFA President emphasized his full support to the European sports model, a successful model of openness and inclusivity, promotion and relegation, and a model that he promoted in his 16 years at UEFA:

“FIFA is here, and I am here today as FIFA President, to bring full support to European football, to UEFA, and the 55 member associations of UEFA and of FIFA, to the leagues, clubs, players, and to fans. To all the fans, all over Europe, and actually all over the world as well.”

“We can see that there is a lot to throw away for the short-term financial gain of some,” the FIFA President added. “People need to think very carefully, they need to reflect, and they need to assume responsibility. They need to think not only of their shareholders, but they need to think about all the people, of all the fans, of all those who have contributed to making European football what it is today. It goes back not only decades, it goes back more than one hundred years. People – with love, with passion, with commitment – have created all this. And we need to protect this. It is our task.”

READ ALSO: FIFA Congress To Decide Future Host Of Women’s World Cup

“FIFA is a democratic organization, an organization that is open,” the FIFA President concluded. “Everyone can bring ideas and proposals, but always with respect for the institutions, leagues, associations, UEFA, and FIFA.

With respect for the history and with the respect for the passion of so many people around the world. I understand as well that on these particular days, emotions are very high, but we need to always keep the line. Football is hope, and it is our responsibility to make hope a reality. So we hope that everything will go back to normal and that everything will be settled, but always with acting responsibly, with respect, with solidarity, and always in the interest of national, European, and global football.”

 

 

 

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3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

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The English Premier League has welcomed some of the best players in the history of football. Players from different continents have made a huge impact on the league with impressive performances. There are others who failed to impress and can be termed as flops.

The League is quite unique from other European leagues. It is more competitive, fierce, physically challenging in nature. Needless to say, a player who isn’t mentally and physically geared up for this will stumble under the pressure.

Established stars can fall by the wayside with their former successes and triumphs becoming nothing more than a footnote in the EPL. Impressively, some of these players put in impressive performances when they moved to other leagues.

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big In Other Leagues

  • Paulinho

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Following the impending sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Tottenham bought several players, one of the players they bought was Paulinho.

Paulinho was signed from Corinthians in Brazil where he helped them win the Copa Libertadores, Brasileirao, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

They defeated Chelsea in the latter to lift the trophy. Importantly, he had just won the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil and was voted as the third-best player at the tournament.

He joined Tottenham as the club’s record signing in 2013, so a lot was expected of him. However, his performance was not as impressive as the club had envisaged. He was later sold to Guangzhou Evergrande in China at a loss.

The Brazilian’s transfer to the Chinese league resulted in a change of fortunes, as helped the club claim the Chinese league and the AFC Champions League title in his first season.

In the second, he was voted into the Chinese League team of the year in recognition of his performance. Also, he won the league, FA Cup, and Super Cup.

Although critics downplayed his performance, citing the standard of the Chinese league compared to the English league, Paulinho impressed in Spain too following a €40 million move to Barcelona.

Paulinho helped the club claim the league and the Copa del Rey trophy. His performance in his only season with Barcelona impressed Ronaldinho who said: “He really stood out.”

  • Iago Aspas

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Most Premier League fan remembers Aspas only as a Liverpool flop with the number 9 jersey. Aspas moved from boyhood club Celta Vigo to Liverpool for a deal estimated to be around £7.7 m, with Liverpool hoping to have unearthed a gem. However, that gem turns dregs, failing to score in any of his 14 league appearances.

After just one season, Liverpool decided that they have seen enough so they sent him on a season-long loan to Sevilla with an obligation to buy. In his season-long loan at the club, he was the joint top scorer in the Copa del Rey alongside Neymar with 7 goals and won the UEFA Europa League.

At the end of his season-long loan at Sevilla, the club signed him from Liverpool but sold him to Celta Vigo in the same transfer window. In every of his first 5 seasons at Celta Vigo, he scored in double digits.

In fact, in three of the 5 seasons, he won the Zarra Trophy awarded to the Spanish player with the most league goals in a season. As of December 2020, Aspas had won La Liga player of the month four times.

READ ALSO: 10 Premier League Players With Most Own Goals

  • Diego Forlan

3 Premier League Flops Who Made It Big Elsewhere

Perhaps, the most notable and interesting English Premier League flop who became a star in another League. He was not just impressive in another league; he was extraordinary with his National team Uruguay.

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Forlan in 2001 following the attacker’s impressive form at Independiente in Argentina. In his first season in England, Forlan made 18 appearances but failed to score a single goal. The two seasons after were not impressive either, hence his transfer to Villarreal.

Impressively, Forlan scored 25 league goals in his first season with Villarreal and won the league’s top scorers award (2004/05). Also, he was awarded the European Golden Shoe award alongside Thierry Henry the same year. He left the club two seasons later for Atletico with 59 goals scored in 128 matches.

In his second season with Atletico Madrid (2008/09), Forlan beat Samuel Eto’o to the Spanish league’s top scorer’s award. He scored 32 league goals in 33 league appearances that season which earned him the Pichichi trophy. Again, he won the European Golden Shoe but this time it was not shared with anyone.

The next season (2009/10), Forlan played a key role as Atletico won the Europa League. He scored six times in the tournament, including two in the 2-1 win over Fulham in the final. He was voted as the man of the match in the final.

With his national team, he was just as impressive; he scored the most goals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup alongside Thomas Muller, Wesley Sneijder, and David Villa.

Furthermore, he was voted into the FIFA World Cup dream team and won the Golden Ball and goal of the tournament title. By the time he retired, he was Uruguay’s highest goal scorer in history, a record which has since been broken by Luis Suarez.

Forlan eventually became so good that some Football fans think he is the caliber of player that could have won the Ballon d’Or.

 

Conclusion

There are several reasons why players struggle when they change clubs, especially to other countries. Culture, language, teammates, family are some factors that can affect their performances.

These 3 cases show that a player may fail to perform in one league but go on to become a star in another league.

 

 

 

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