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Transfer Window Review: Premier League Clubs’ Standing – Part 3

Transfer Window review

Manchester United
A glut of early signings – Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Sergio Romero – were joined by a second phase of business that the Red Devil fans may want to forget. The David de Gea issue culminated in Monday evening’s farce with the move to Real Madrid finally collapsing. Throw in £36m for the unknown Anthony Martial and the departures of Javier Hernández and Adnan Januzaj to limit Louis van Gaal’s striking options further while the transfer window closed with some serious head-scratching.

IN:

  • Matteo Darmian, Torino, £12.9m
  • Memphis Depay, PSV Eindhoven, £25m
  • Anthony Martial, Monaco, initial £36m
  • Sergio Romero, Sampdoria, free
  • Morgan Schneiderlin, Southampton, £24m
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Bayern Munich, £14.4m

OUT:

  • Ben Amos, released
  • Tom Cleverley, Everton, released
  • Ángel di María, Paris St-Germain, £44.3m
  • Jonny Evans, West Bromwich Albion, £6m
  • Javier Hernández, Bayer Leverkusen, £7.3m
  • Reece James, Wigan Athletic, undisclosed
  • Saidy Janko, Celtic, undisclosed
  • Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha (Nani), Fenerbahce, £4.3m
  • Rafael da Silva, Lyon, £2.5m
  • Tom Thorpe, Rotherham United, released
  • Robin van Persie, Fenerbahce, £4.7m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Tyler Blackett, Celtic
  • Will Keane, Preston North End
  • Adnan Januzaj, Borussia Dortmund

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Newcastle United
Steve McClaren will be reasonably happy. Although, ideally, he would have liked another striker (preferably Charlie Austin) as well as an extra centre-half, right-back and left-back. Chancel Mbemba looks a fine defensive acquisition and Georginio Wijnaldum and Florian Thauvin extremely promising creators but questions remain about Aleksandar Mitrovic’s temperament, if not his goal-scoring aptitude.

IN:

  • Chancel Mbemba, Anderlecht, £8m
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic, Anderlecht, £13m
  • Florian Thauvin, Marseille, £13m
  • Ivan Toney, Northampton Town, £300,000
  • Georginio Wijnaldum, PSV Eindhoven, £14.5m

OUT:

Mehdi Abeid, Panathinaikos, £1.5m

Jan Alnwick, Port Vale, released

Jonás Gutiérrez, Deportivo La Coruña, released

Ryan Taylor, Hull City, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Sammy Ameobi, Cardiff City
  • Rémy Cabella, Marseille
  • Haris Vuckic, Wigan Athletic

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Norwich City
Alex Neil’s summer-long search for a striker brought up the late signing of Dieumerci Mbokani on loan, although the manager would have liked to bring an additional front man into the ranks. The versatile Robbie Brady has been the biggest signing of a relatively quiet window, while the ex-West Bromwich Albion pair Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu will – when fit, in the latter’s case – add to their midfield options. It was a surprise to see Bradley Johnson, a star of last season, allowed to leave for Derby on deadline day.

IN:

  • Robbie Brady, Hull City, £7m
  • Graham Dorrans, West Bromwich Albion, undisclosed
  • Jake Kean, Blackburn Rovers, free
  • Youssouf Mulumbu, West Bromwich Albion, free

LOAN-IN:

  • Matt Jarvis, West Ham
  • Dieumerci Mbokani, Dynamo Kyiv
  • Andre Wisdom, Liverpool

OUT:

  • Luciano Becchio, released
  • Mark Bunn, Aston Villa, released
  • Carlos Cuéllar, released
  • Javier Garrido, released
  • Bradley Johnson, Derby County, £6.5m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Jacob Murphy, Coventry City
  • Josh Murphy, MK Dons
  • Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, Rotherham
  • Michael Turner, Sheffield Wednesday
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Real Betis

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Southampton
Ronald Koeman successfully made light of a summer of upheaval at Southampton last season and has to do the same again following more departures. The team have struggled defensively so far and the signing of the centre-back Virgil van Djik on deadline day could rectify that. Retaining the defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama should help too.

IN:

  • Jordy Clasie, Feyenoord, £7m
  • Juanmi, Málaga, £5.1m
  • Cuco Martina, Twente, £3m
  • Oriol Romeu, Chelsea, £5m
  • Cédric Soares, Sporting, £3.6m
  • Virgil van Dijk, Celtic, £11.5m

LOAN-IN:

  • Steven Caulker, Queens Park Rangers
  • Maarten Stekelenburg, Fulham

OUT:

  • Artur Boruc, Bournemouth, released
  • Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool, £12.5m
  • Cody Cropper, MK Dons, released
  • Dani Osvaldo, Porto, released
  • Morgan Schneiderlin, Manchester United, £24m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Sam Gallagher MK Dons

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Stoke City
Stock City is amongst the most intriguing summer recruiters, with the arrival of creative talents such as Xherdan Shaqiri from Internazionale and Ibrahim Afellay from Barcelona continuing the club’s glamorous makeover under Mark Hughes. Marco van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea will have to shine as Steven N’Zonzi’s midfield replacement if they are to fly high.

IN:

  • Ibrahim Afellay, Barcelona, free
  • Moha El Ouriachi, Barcelona, undisclosed
  • Shay Given, Aston Villa, free
  • Jakob Haugaard, Midtjylland, undisclosed
  • Glen Johnson, Liverpool, free
  • Joselu, Hannover, £5.7m
  • Sergio Molina, Real Madrid, undisclosed
  • Xherdan Shaqiri, Internazionale, £12m
  • Philipp Wollscheid, Bayer Leverkusen, £2.75m

LOAN-IN:

  • Marco van Ginkel, Chelsea

OUT:

  • Asmir Begovic, Chelsea, £8m
  • Robert Huth, Leicester City, undisclosed
  • Steven N’Zonzi, Sevilla, £7m
  • Wilson Palacios, released
  • Thomas Sorensen, Melbourne City, released

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