The transfer window is now closed and some clubs spent big while some were stingy. It was a busy evening, especially at Hull and Stoke as both the sides were quite active throughout the day. Surprisingly, Hull City managed to pull six successful transfers in 2 days. Hull City had already enjoyed few impressive weeks in the EPL, and the club is aiming to optimize their current form. On the other hand, Stoke pulled some massive signings yesterday, giving a strong boost to their squad. Besides these clubs, big guns opted to stay silent and were not seen inquiring. Yet, the day had some surprises for the fans.
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Starting off with the Jack Wilshere saga; the former gunner who was once regarded as the “next big thing” was available on loan. Crystal Palace was leading the way but saw interruption from Roma and Bournemouth but surprisingly Cherries pulled the transfer successfully.
I’m delighted to have joined @officialafcb on a season long loan and would like to thank everyone at the club for making me feel so welcome. I had a good chat with the manager and feel sure that this is the best place for me to play and develop this season. I am looking forward to working hard every day with the coaching staff and my new teammates to help the club achieve success on the pitch. Thanks for all of your support as always.
Hull City was quite active in the market and acquired Dieumerci Mbokani and James Weir but the acquisition of Markus Henriksen on loan from AZ Alkmaar came as a shocker. At Bet365, Bruno Martins Indi and Wilfred Bony joined the ranks to give Mark Hughes’ side a serious chance to contest for the European spot.
🔶◾️ | Six signings in 36 hours! How much is everyone looking forward to seeing our new arrivals in action? pic.twitter.com/krm50Q7geW
— Hull City (@HullCity) September 1, 2016
Tottenham Hotspurs were also seen having a busy day as the scouts were rotating their heads to please Mauricio Pochettino. The club managed to do good business later in the evening acquiring Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Paul Lopez. They had their eyes set on Moussa Sissoko. After a long-fought drama, Spurs finally got their hands on their man.
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) August 31, 2016
The champions, Leicester, also spotted Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon and pulled a successful deal. West Ham pulled a surprise; the Hammers signed a world-cup winner, Arbeola, for free from Real Madrid.
Manchester City gave away £95 million on loan. Not in literal meaning as the club loaned four players. Hart joined Torino FC, Bony went to Stoke, Nasri and Mangala travelled to Spain to join Sevilla and Valencia respectively. Pep was seen fixing the squad, offloading some really expensive acquisitions.
Liverpool finally got rid of Mario Balotelli as the ruthless left Merseyside to join Nice, while Chelsea re-signed David Luiz from PSG. This was a smart business deal by Chelsea. Selling a player for £50 million and hiring him back for £30 million; simply amazing.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 31, 2016
There were some other signings as well but it was utmost silence across Europe. However, Juan Cuadrado also rejoined Juventus on loan from Chelsea and Marcos Alonso rejoined Chelsea from Florentine in a permanent move.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) August 31, 2016
These were the biggest signings in Europe and the major headlines that made the deadline day exciting. Arsenal was expected to bring some late drama but Arsene Wenger decided otherwise, however, he stunned the fans by acquiring Mustafi and Lucas Perez day before yesterday.
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) August 31, 2016
That’s all from the day and the transfer market is slammed up. You will now have to wait till January to see new fire powers joining your favorite club.