Arsenal have finally made the promised high-profile signing with Real Madrid attacking-midfielder Mesut Ozil joining the Gunners for £42.4M. The 24-year old playmaker has signed a five-year deal.
Everton were the busiest side in the transfer market on deadline day. Marouane Fellaini joined Manchester United for £27M – with Manchester City’s Gareth Barry (loan),and Wigan’s James McCarthy (£13M) brought in as Fellaini’s replacement. The Toffees sold striker Victor Anichebe to West Bromwich Albion for £5M, and brought in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan.
Liverpool made a trio of deadline day deals. Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Mamadou Sakho signed for £17M, Sporting CP defender Thiago Ilori joined for £7M, and Chelsea winger Victor Moses was brought in on a season-long loan.
Sunderland have sold Stephane Sessegnon to West Bromwich Albion for around £7M, and have brought in Liverpool striker Fabio Borini and Napoli left-back Andrea Dossena on season-long loans.
West Brom have sold forward Peter Odemwingie to Cardiff City for £2.5M, and striker Shane Long to Hull City for £5M.
West ham United fans are among those furious with the lack of action made by the club – who left a statement apologising for having missed out on signings. It was common knowledge the London outfit were in need of a natural striker, but no new faces have arrived at Upton Park.
The last 10 minutes of deadline day saw a number of deals go through, and the domino-effect was in full force.
Manchester United signing Everton’s Marouane Fellaini meant Everton would then sign Wigan’s James McCarthy and Manchester City’s Gareth Barry. Everton selling Victor Anichebe to West Brom meant they were bringing in Romelu Lukaku on loan as replacement. The Toffees have made £20M in total for today’s deadline day.