The Transfer Window
All the big transfer deadline day moves
It’s fair to say that nobody could have expected what unfolded on a truly mad transfer deadline day yesterday. Check out the biggest movers and shakers here.
What a day that turned out to be. Fernando Torres’ move to Chelsea had been widely expected, but even the most deluded Liverpool fan could never have imagined that it would be Andy Carroll taking his place on Merseyside.
Liverpool and Chelsea were undoubtedly the biggest players on the last day of January; the Reds confirmed the signing of Ajax striker Luis Suarez, while also recouping £50 million for Fernando Torres from Premier League champions Chelsea. After a couple of years of relative penny-pinching compared to his early days, Roman Abramovich was back to his lavish best, splashing out over £76 million to assure Chelsea fans that he hasn’t given up on them yet.
As far as the Irish lads are concerned, Conor Sammon will get the chance to deliver on his undoubted promise in the Premier League with Wigan, while Blackpool seem to have got a bargain by snapping up Andy Reid for a cut-price £1 million. Hopefully, it will give Andy the platform to show that he deserves an international recall.
Another midfielder estranged from the international set-up and to be fair, estranged from life in general, Stephen Ireland finally sealed a loan move to Newcastle after early reports of a failed medical, while Bohemians striker Paddy Madden was snapped up by League One side Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee.
Check out the biggest moves of the transfer deadline day below:
Andy Carroll Newcastle United – Liverpool (£35 million)
Andy Reid Sunderland – Blackpool (£1 million)
Cameron Stewart Manchester United – Hull City (undisclosed)
Conor Sammon Kilmarnock –Wigan Athletic (undisclosed)
David Luiz Benfica – Chelsea (£26.5 million)
Fernando Torres Liverpool – Chelsea (£50 million)
Luis Suarez Ajax – Liverpool (£22.8 million)
Mauro Formica – Newell’s Old Boys – Blackburn (undisclosed)
Patrick Madden Bohemians – Carlisle United (undisclosed)
Paulo Da Silva Sunderland – Real Zaragoza (undisclosed)
Ruben Rochina Barcelona – Blackburn Rovers (undisclosed)
Tuncay Sanli Stoke City – Wolfsburg (£4.5 million)
Xisco Newcastle United – Deportivo La Coruna (loan)
Apostolos Vellios Iraklis – Everton (nominal)
Andy Keogh Wolves – Bristol City (loan)
Daniel Sturridge Chelsea – Bolton (loan)
Eidur Gudjohnsen Stoke City – Fulham (loan)
El-Hadji Diouf Blackburn – Rangers (loan)
Giovani Dos Santos Tottenham Hotspur – Racing Santander (loan)
James Beattie Rangers – Blackpool (loan)
Michael Bradley Borussia Monchengladbach – Aston Villa (loan)
Obafemi Martins Rubin Kazan – Birmingham City (loan)
Paul Konchesky Liverpool – Nottingham Forest (loan)
Sergey Kornilenko Zenit St. Petersburg – Blackpool (loan)
Stephen Ireland Aston Villa – Newcastle (loan)