WEDNESDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2015
The Premier League has seen the busiest transfer window in its
history, recording a total spending of £870m.
Manchester City was the biggest spending club spending £160m
on new players including Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi, and Kevin De
De Bruyne is now the second most expensive player in Premier
Busiest club in England was surprisingly Notts County with
19 signings followed by Premier League club Watford (15)
THE BIGGEST SIGNINGS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY:
Anthony Martial- AS Monaco- Manchester United (£36m)
Virgil van Dijk (Celtic – Southampton) £11.5m
Van Dijk joined Celtic in 2013 after three years with Groningen and has won two successive league titles and the Scottish Cup with the Bhoys.
Ramiro Funes Mori (River Plate – Everton) £9.5m
Funes Mori became the most expensive defender in Everton’s history after joining from River Plate, Argentina’s Copa Libertadores’ champions, on a five-year contract.
Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest – West Ham) £7m
*Key Note- Michail Antonio has had a hand in 29 goals in 50
Championship apps for Nottingham Forest since Aug 2014 (16 goals, 13 assists)
Papy Djilobodji (Nantes – Chelsea) £4m
*Key Note- Djilobodji ranked fourth in Ligue 1 for clearances in 2014/15 (8.3 per game) and in the top 10 for interceptions (3.3 per game). Only 16 players won more aerial duels per game than his 3.1
OTHER KEY SIGNINGS:
Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace – Bournemouth) £4m
Joleon Lescott- West Brom- Aston Villa £2m
Aaron Lennon- Tottenham – Everton (Undisclosed Fee)
Victor Ibarbo- Cagliari- Watford (Season long loan)
Tiago Ilori- Liverpool- Aston Villa (Season long loan)
PLAYERS TO FEEL SORRY FOR
DAVID DE GEA- MANCHESTER UNITED
David De Gea has been through hell this summer, after negotiations between The Red Devils and Real Madrid failed to pull through in time. Both teams are now playing the blame game, while the Spanish goalkeeper remains stuck in the middle.
SAIDO BERAHINO- WEST BROM ALBION
Saido Berahino is the unluckiest man in football. Unlike De Gea, Berahino had all the time in the world to sign with another club. Unfortunately his team West Brom were unwilling to co-operate.
Chairman Jeremy Peace rejected FOUR Spurs bids — including one of £25m on deadline day
Beharino has vowed to never play for Peace again, after he blocked his move to Tottenham.
The 22 year old claims the Manager Tony Pulis, told him he would be allowed to leave following his absence from their squad for their recent league games against Chelsea and Stoke.
Berahino is now stuck at a club he doesn’t want to be at.
He’s trapped in limbo.
By ARI CHARILAOU
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