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Transfer Window Review: Premier League Clubs’ Standing – Part 2

Transfer Window review

Crystal Palace
The bulk of Crystal Palace’s transfer window incoming business was secured early, with Yohan Cabaye’s club record arrival a statement of intent to set an upbeat tone. Deadline day was largely spent streamlining the squad with scope to add more bodies, if deemed necessary, in the midwinter window.

IN:

  • Yohan Cabaye, Paris St-Germain, £10m
  • Alex McCarthy, Queens Park Rangers, £3.5m
  • Bakary Sako, Wolverhampton Wanderers, free
  • Connor Wickham, Sunderland, £8m

LOAN-IN:

  • Patrick Bamford, Chelsea

OUT:

  • Barry Bannan, Sheffield Wednesday, released
  • Kyle de Silva, Notts County, released
  • Stephen Dobbie, Bolton Wanderers, released
  • Owen Garvan, Colchester United, released
  • Adlène Guedioura, Watford, £2.5m
  • Glenn Murray, Bournemouth, £3m
  • Lewis Price, Sheffield Wednesday, released
  • Peter Ramage, Kerela Blasters, released

LOAN-OUT:

  • Jack Hunt, Sheffield Wednesday
  • Hiram Boateng, Plymouth Argyle
  • Ryan Inniss, Port Vale
  • Jerome Binom-Williams, Burton Albion

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Everton
Resisting Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones was Everton’s most important act but it is an exaggeration to say the club have shown serious ambition in this window. Additions have been modest and, having paid £3.25m above the initial £6.25m fee for Ramiro Funes Mori, Roberto Martínez finished without the playmaker and striker he wanted

IN:

  • Tom Cleverley, Manchester United, free
  • Gerard Deulofeu, Barcelona, £4.2m
  • David Henen, Olympiakos, £500k
  • Mason Holgate, Barnsley, £1m
  • Aaron Lennon, Tottenham Hotspur, £4.5m
  • Leandro Rodríguez, River Plate Montevideo, £500k
  • Ramiro Funes Mori, River Plate, £9.5m

OUT:

  • Antolín Alcaraz, released
  • Sylvain Distin, Bournemouth, released
  • Matthew Kennedy, Cardiff City, undisclosed
  • Chris Long, Burnley, £500k.

LOAN-OUT:

  • Luke Garbutt, Fulham
  • Francisco Júnior, Wigan Athletic
  • Jonjoe Kenny, Wigan Athletic

 Everton-Ramiro-Funes-Mori

 

Leicester City
Leicester’s final act of the window was to get on loan the winger Nathan Dyer from Swansea, who became their sixth signing of a summer where all areas have been strengthened. Gökhan Inler, the Swiss captain, was their highest-profile purchase while the Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki made an early impact with a goal at West Ham. Most of them will have to be patient as the side that thrived at the end of last season continues its form, although Inler’s presence should, in time, sweeten the pill of Esteban Cambiasso’s departure

IN:

  • Yohan Benalouane, Atalanta, undisclosed
  • Christian Fuchs, Schalke, free
  • Robert Huth, Stoke City, undisclosed
  • Gökhan Inler, Napoli, £5m
  • N’Golo Kanté, Caen, undisclosed
  • Shinji Okazaki, Mainz, £7m

LOAN-IN:

  • Nathan Dyer, Swansea City

OUT:

  • Esteban Cambiasso, Olympiakos, released
  • Paul Gallagher, Preston North End, released
  • David Nugent, Middlesbrough, £4m
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher, released
  • Matthew Upson, MK Dons, released
  • Chris Wood, Leeds United, undisclosed

LOAN-OUT:

  • Ben Hamer, Bristol City
  • Paul Konchesky, QPR
  • Tom Lawrence, Blackburn Rovers
  • Liam Moore, Bristol City

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Liverpool
Compared with last summer’s chaotic scramble – one that has culminated in four of nine signings already leaving – Liverpool enjoyed a far more decisive and coherent window. Weaknesses in attack, at right-back and in terms of experience were addressed, though doubts remain over the quality while a lot of expensive deadwood was removed.

IN:

  • Taiwo Awoniyi, Imperial Soccer Academy, £400k
  • Christian Benteke, Aston Villa, £32.5m
  • Adam Bogdan, Bolton Wanderers, free
  • Nathaniel Clyne, Southampton, £12.5m
  • Roberto Firmino, Hoffenheim, £29.5m
  • Joe Gomez, Charlton Athletic, £3.5m
  • Danny Ings, Burnley, tribunal
  • James Milner, Manchester City, free

OUT:

  • Iago Aspas, Celta de Vigo, £3.5m
  • Fabio Borini, Sunderland, £8m
  • Sebastián Coates, Sunderland, £2m
  • Steven Gerrard, LA Galaxy, released
  • Glen Johnson, Stoke City, released
  • Brad Jones Bradford City, released
  • Rickie Lambert, West Bromwich Albion, £3m
  • Javier Manquillo, released
  • Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, £49m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Luis Alberto, Deportivo La Coruña
  • Mario Balotelli, Milan
  • Sergi Canos, Brentford
  • Ryan McLaughlin, Aberdeen
  • Danny Ward, Aberdeen
  • Lazar Markovic, Fenerbahce
  • Kevin Stewart, Swindon Town
  • Jordan Williams, Swindon Town
  • Andre Wisdom, Norwich City

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Manchester City
City are the clear winners of the window among the heavyweight clubs. They boast the stellar transfer in Raheem Sterling and they arguably boast the bargain acquisition in Fabian Delph. They also have the strength-in-depth buy in Nicolás Otamendi. And then there is the icing-on-the-cake purchase in the £51m Kevin De Bruyne, who should fit perfectly into the already flying team.

IN:

  • Kevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg, £51m
  • Fabian Delph, Aston Villa, £8m
  • Nicolás Otamendi, Valencia, £34m
  • Patrick Roberts, Fulham, £11m
  • Rubén Sobrino, SD Ponferradina, £200,000
  • Raheem Sterling, Liverpool, £49m
  • Enes Unal, Bursaspor, £2m

OUT:

  • Dedryck Boyata, Celtic, undisclosed
  • John Guidetti, Celta de Vigo, released
  • Jordy Hiwula, Huddersfield Town, undisclosed
  • Frank Lampard, New York City, released
  • Marcos Lopes Monaco, £9m
  • James Milner, Liverpool, released
  • Matija Nastasic, Schalke, undisclosed
  • Micah Richards, Aston Villa, released
  • Scott Sinclair, Aston Villa, £2.5m

LOAN-OUT:

  • Jason Denayer, Galatasaray
  • Edin Dzeko, Roma
  • Stevan Jovetic, Internazionale
  • Enes Ünal, Genk

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