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Transfer Window Review: Premier League Clubs’ Standing – Part 4

Transfer Window review

Sunderland
Dick Advocaat had become so disillusioned that Ellis Short, the owner, felt compelled to buy him Fabio Borini as a peace offering. Serious doubts linger about the defence; are Younès Kaboul, Sebastián Coates, Adam Matthews and, now, DeAndre Yedlin really the answer? If, and it is a big if, Yann M’Vila behaves, he looks like an excellent midfielder while Jeremain Lens offers the team long craved creativity.

IN:

  • Fabio Borini, Liveprool, £8m
  • Sebastián Coates, Liverpool, £2m
  • Younès Kaboul, Tottenham Hotspur, £3m
  • Jeremain Lens, Dynamo Kyiv, £8.5m
  • Adam Matthews, Celtic, £2m

LOAN-IN:

  • Yann M’Vila, Rubin Kazan
  • Ola Toivonen, Rennes
  • DeAndre Yedlin, Tottenham Hotspur

OUT:

  • El Hadji Ba, Charlton Athletic, undisclosed
  • Connor Wickham, Crystal Palace, £8m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Jordan Pickford, Preston North End
  • Santiago Vergini, Getafe

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Swansea City
Swansea’s signing of André Ayew on a free transfer already seems a piece of business to put most others to shame; the Ghanaian has scored three goals and provided a sublime assist for Bafétimbi Gomis against Manchester United. Their other major signings, the left-back Franck Tabanou and the striker Éder, are yet to start in the league. Nathan Dyer’s fall from favour has resulted in the winger moving on loan to Leicester in their only significant departure

IN:

  • André Ayew, Marseille, free
  • Botti Biabi, Falkirk, undisclosed
  • Éder, Sporting Braga, undisclosed
  • Ollie McBurnie, Bradford City, undisclosed
  • Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Heerenveen, undisclosed
  • Franck Tabanou, St-Étienne, undisclosed

OUT:

  • Jazz Richards, Fulham, undisclosed
  • Alan Tate, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Nathan Dyer, Leicester City
  • Kenji Gorré, ADO Den Haag

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Tottenham Hotspur
Daniel Levy succeeded in keeping Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane and shipping out plenty of deadwood but it was the failure to sign a defensive midfielder and recognised cover up front that made the transfer window seem like a missed opportunity. The chairman’s strategy in this market has come under scrutiny.

IN:

  • Toby Alderweireld, Atlético Madrid, £11.4m
  • Son Heung-min, Bayer Leverkusen, £22m
  • Clinton Njie, Lyon, £10m
  • Kieran Trippier, Burnley, £3.5m
  • Kevin Wimmer, Cologne, £4.3m

OUT:

  • Étienne Capoue, Watford, £6m
  • Cristian Ceballos, Charlton Athletic, released
  • Vlad Chiriches, Napoli, £4.5m
  • Ryan Fredericks, Bristol City, undisclosed
  • Brad Friedel, retired
  • Grant Hall Queens, Park Rangers, undisclosed
  • Lewis Holtby, Hamburg, £4.6m
  • Younès Kaboul, Sunderland, £3m
  • Aaron Lennon, Everton, £4.5m
  • Paulinho Guangzhou, Evergrande, £9.9m
  • Roberto Soldado, Villarreal, £7m
  • Benjamin Stambouli, Paris St-Germain, £6m

LOAN-OUT:

  • DeAndre Yedlin, Sunderland
  • Grant Ward, Rotherham United

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Watford
Few sport betting fans would have expected a quiet transfer window from the Pozzo family but the extent to which Watford’s promotion-winning squad has been overhauled raises eyebrows nonetheless. Adlène Guedioura, a success on loan last season, returned on deadline day to provide some continuity and was joined by the forwards Victor Ibarbo and Obbi Oularé.

IN:

  • Giedrius Arlauskis, Steaua Bucharest, free
  • Valon Behrami, Hamburg, undisclosed
  • Steven Berghuis, AZ Alkmaar, £4.6m
  • Miguel Britos, Napoli, undisclosed
  • Étienne Capoue. Tottenham, £6m
  • Adlène Guedioura, Crystal Palace, £2.5m
  • José Manuel Jurado, Spartak Moscow, undisclosed
  • José Holebas, Roma, undisclosed
  • Allan Nyom, Udinese, undisclosed
  • Obbi Oularé, Club Brugge, undisclosed
  • Sebastian Prödl, Werder Bremen, free
  • Matej Vydra, Udinese, free

LOAN-IN:

  • Nathan Aké, Chelsea
  • Alessandro Diamanti, Guangzhou Evergrande
  • Victor Ibarbo, Roma

OUT:

  • Jonathan Bond, Reading, undisclosed
  • Fernando Forestieri, Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed
  • Lewis McGugan, Sheffield Wednesday, undisclosed
  • Marco Motta, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Gabriele Angella, Queens Park Rangers
  • Diego Fabbrini, Middlesbrough
  • Miguel Layún, Porto
  • Daniel Pudil, Sheffield Wednesday
  • Matej Vydra, Reading

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West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion fended off Tottenham Hotspur’s efforts to sign Saido Berahino but may find theirs was a pyrrhic victory if the forward’s promise never to play under the chairman, Jeremy Peace, again is fulfilled. Tony Pulis has, at least, worked assiduously to strengthen the spine of his team this summer and Salomón Rondón, their club record signing, has already made a strong impression up front. Pulis was happy to let the centre-back Joleon Lescott join Aston Villa after bringing Jonny Evans in from Manchester United.

IN:

  • James Chester, Hull City, £8m
  • Jonny Evans, Manchester United, £6m
  • Rickie Lambert, Liverpool, £3m
  • Anders Lindegaard, Manchester United, free
  • James McClean, Wigan Athletic, undisclosed
  • Salomón Rondón, Zenit St Petersburg, £12m

LOAN-IN:

  • Serge Gnabry Arsenal

OUT:

  • Chris Baird, released
  • Donervon Daniels, released
  • Jason Davidson, released
  • Graham Dorrans, Norwich City, undisclosed
  • Joleon Lescott, Aston Villa, £1m
  • Youssouf Mulumbu, Norwich City, released
  • Kemar Roofe, Oxford United, undisclosed
  • Georgios Samaras, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Adil Nabi, Delhi Dynamos

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West Ham United
Dmitry Payet already looks like a delightful signing but a busy end to the transfer window was still required for the club to address its lack of width, strengthen its firepower and add creativity. The east Londoners are looking much more balanced than they were at the start of the season with the late additions of players such as Alex Song, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio

IN:

  • Michail Antonio, Nottingham Forest, £7m
  • Stephen Hendrie, Hamilton, undisclosed
  • Nikica Jelavic, Hull City, £3m,
  • Pedro Obiang, Sampdoria, £4.3m
  • Angelo Ogbonna, Juventus, £10m
  • Dimitri Payet, Marseille, £10.7m
  • Darren Randolph, Birmingham City, free

LOAN-IN:

  • Carl Jenkinson, Arsenal
  • Manuel Lanzini, Al Jazira Club
  • Victor Moses, Chelsea
  • Alex Song, Barcelona

OUT:

  • Carlton Cole, released
  • Guy Demel, released
  • Stewart Downing, Middlesbrough, £5.5m
  • Jussi Jaaskelainen, Wigan Athletic, released
  • Nenê, Vasco da Gama, released
  • Kevin Nolan, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Matt Jarvis, Norwich City
  • Diego Poyet, MK Dons

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