Top clubs stayed away from the transfer market on the last day of the transfer window. However, some significant movements still happened on the day.
Now that the transfer window is over, we will take a look at the top five signings from the transfer deadline day!
5. Mathieu Debuchy – (Arsenal to Bordeaux on loan)
Manchester United tried to get the Arsenal man on loan on the last day of the transfer window. However, their approach was turned down by the Gunners and the France international ended up joining Ligue 1 club Bordeaux on loan.
4. Seydou Doumbia – (AS Roma to Newcastle United on loan)
The Ivory Coast international moved to AS Roma from CSKA Moscow in a £10.8 million deal during last year’s January transfer window. But, he failed to live up to his expectations in Serie A and was loaned back to the Russian club for the first half of the current season.
Now he has joined the Magpies on loan and will help them in their battle against relegation.
3. Oumar Niasse – (Lokomotiv Moscow to Everton for £13.5m)
Everton signed the forward from Lokomotiv Moscow in one of the major deals of the deadline day. The fee paid by the Toffees for the Senegal is the third highest in the club’s history. He has 13 goals in 23 appearances for Lokomotiv this season.
2. Giannelli Imbula – (Porto to Stoke City for £18.3m)
Stoke City signed the Porto man for the club record fee on the deadline day. The highly-rated defensive midfielder is a real coup for the Potters. The 23-year old had joined Porto in a £15.1m deal from Marseille in the summer, and he will now ply his trade at the Britannia Stadium.
1. Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich to Manchester City, free transfer)
He might not exactly be a deadline day signing, but his appointment at City was the most talked-about deal of the day. The Premier League will certainly be an exciting league to watch next season.