News 1 September 2016
Author: CJ

Winners & Losers on Premier League transfer deadline day

Author CJ
1 September 2016

After weeks of probing, days of speculation, hours of suspense and more twists and turns than Mahrez bearing down on an opposing full-back, finally the summer transfer window is now closed. As football fans across the country anxiously watched the clock tick to 1am, there would have either been a feeling of strong satisfaction or devastating disappointment.

So who were the winners and losers on the last day of the transfer window? Below is a short breakdown of which clubs are likely to be the most pleased with their final day business and which clubs are still wishing the window was open for another 24 hours…




Arguably the deal of the day goes to Bournemouth FC. Fending off competition abroad and at home from the likes of AC Milan and Crystal Palace, The Cherries managed to sign Jack Wilshere on loan until the end of the season. With his desire to get regular football under his belt, Arsenal’s number 10 was allowed to go out and find a club to get himself back to the level they feel he is capable of reaching once again. This is a real coup for Eddie Howe and it is believed Wilshere came away feeling impressed after their meeting. The added bonus of the England international’s former youth academy team-mate Benik Afobe now plying his trade for Bournemouth, would no doubt have played a part in his decision.

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Stoke City had a very productive final day of business. With three shrewd loan moves, The Potters looks set to further re-establish their premier league position this year. Signing Dutch international defender Bruno Martins Indi, proven Premier League goalscorer Wilfried Bony and experienced goalkeeper Lee Grant as back up, Mark Hughes’ men look well equipped to build on the silky talents of Bojan and Shaquiri.



The Everton fans will be scratching their heads this morning. With their manager Koeman promised funds this transfer window to build a team that could get them challenging for Champions League football, they’ve come away from this window with not much to shout about. Yes, they brought in West Ham’s Enner Valencia on loan, but this doesn’t quite match up to the marquee signing the Evertonian supporters were holding out for. To make matters worse, just when the club thought they had a deal for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko in their grasp…this signing slipped out of their hands in the final couple of hours of the window, with Tottenham triumphant in securing the French international’s signature.



The margins in the Premier League are now so tight. Therefore, having a top class striker than can put the ball in the back of the net regularly can prove pivotal. Sunderland already boast one of those in Jermain Defoe; the problem is that they are way too reliant on him. There is only so much rescuing the premiership veteran can do and it was clear that this summer Sunderland had to prioritise finding adequate back up for him. Although the Black Cats have swooped for Gabon international Ndong, signing a midfielder wasn’t really top of the fans’ wish list. Moreover, with number 1 goalkeeper Vito Mannone currently injured, Sunderland desperately needed cover to back up 22 year old Jordan Pickford.

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As always, this window has demonstrated the dangers of leaving business until the very end… Ultimately, the biggest winners could prove to be both Manchester clubs.  Both Manchester United and Manchester city respectively made their statements of intent with flamboyant and pricey signings, early in the window…

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Below is a full list of all the final day Premier League transfers:


David Luiz – Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea, three-year deal

Moussa Sissoko – Newcastle to Totteham, £30m five-year deal

Hal Robson-Kanu – Free agent to West Brom, two-year deal

Jack Wilshere – Arsenal to Bournemouth, season loan

Islam Slimani – Sporting Lisbon to Leicester, five-year deal

Enner Valencia – West Ham to Everton, season loan

Alvaro Arbeloa – Free agent to West Ham, one-year deal

Mario Balotelli – Liverpool to Nice, free transfer

Markus Henriksen – AZ Alkmaar to Hull, season loan

Matt Miazga – Chelsea to Vitesse, season loan

Joel Castro Pereira – Manchester United to Belenenses, season loan

Dieumerci Mbokani – Dynamo Kiev to Hull City, loan

Joselu – Stoke to Deportivo La Coruna, season loan

James Weir – Manchester United to Hull City, three-year deal

Lazar Markovic – Liverpool to Sporting Lisbon, season loan

Jason Denayer – Manchester City to Sunderland, season loan

Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Sheffield United to Everton, four-year deal

Pau Lopez – Espanyol to Tottenham, season loan

Juan Cuadrado – Chelsea to Juventus, three-year loan

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou – Marseille to Tottenham, £11m

Allan Nyom – Watford to West Brom, £3m four-year deal

Andre Wisdom – Liverpool to Red Bull Salzburg, season loan

Joe Hart – Manchester City to Torino, season loan

Samir Nasri – Manchester City to Sevilla, season loan

Wilfried Bony – Manchester City to Stoke, season loan

Luis Alberto – Liverpool to Lazio, £6m

Shani Tarashaj – Everton to Eintracht Frankfurt, season loan

Gokhan Inler – Leicester to Besiktas, three-year deal

Lee Grant – Derby to Stoke, short-term loan

Cristian Cuevas – Chelsea to Sint-Truiden, season loan

Franck Tabanou – Swansea to Granada, season loan

Didier Ndong – Lorient to Sunderland, £13.6m five-year deal

Serge Gnabry – Arsenal to Werder Bremen, undisclosed fee

Shay Facey – Manchester City to Heerenveen, loan

Jeff Hendrick – Derby to Burnley, undisclosed fee

Adama Traore – Aston Villa to Middlesbrough, four-year deal

Bruno Martins Indi – Porto to Stoke, loan

Marcos Alonso – Fiorentina to Chelsea, £24m

Eliaquim Mangala – Manchester City to Valencia, season loan

Philipp Wollscheid – Stoke to Wolfsburg, loan

Cameron  McJannett – Luton to Stoke, undisclosed fee

Baily Cargill – Bournemouth to Gillingham, season loan

Mihai Dobre – Viitorul Constanta to Bournemouth 

Diego Poyet – Released by West Ham