Deadline Day Provides Drama Again

The January transfer deadline has now passed, but not without the usual late minute deals and thrills to get the nation hooked.

So much was the activity yesterday that social networking site Twitter crashed due to all the hits.

Queens Park Rangers were the big spenders this year, but not without controversy. They had already signed Loic Remy for a club record fee before deadline day, and then brought in the former Blackburn Rovers defender Chirs Samba, for a reported £12.5 million to shore up their leaky defence.

As Harry Redknapp tried to secure more deals, he missed out on Peter Crouch who stays at Stoke City, but another Peter, Odemwingie from West Bromwich Albion was in town for talks.

The forward however did not have permission from WBA to be their and as a result QPR, who acted in a professional manner did not let him into Loftus Road.

Odemwingie now heads back to the Hawthorns with a sour taste around his mouth and fans that are out to get him.

Other big deals included the signing of Nacho Monreal for Arsenal for around £10 million from successful Spanish side Malaga.

England keeper Jack Butland also got a move to the Premiership with Stoke City, but he will go back out on loan to Birmingham where he believes he has unfinished business.

Along with QPR, Liverpool were very productive in the window, bringing in Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho, the latter from Inter Milan, and spending a total of £20 million.

Manchester City finally got rid of Mario Balotelli as the troubled striker returned to Italy, in a move to AC Milan.

Norwich City had a reported five bids for Celtic’s Gary Hooper rejected but did snap up Luciano Becchio from Leeds United, their fourth signing from them in the past two years.

The transfer window also saw Demba Ba get his move to a big club in Chelsea, Wilfred Zaha sign an agreement with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur bring forward the signing of Lewis Holtby to bolster their attack.

A full list of all the deals can be found here on the BBC Sport website



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One thought on “Deadline Day Provides Drama Again

  1. This is certainly the 2nd article, of your website
    I actually read. Still I love this one, “Deadline Day Provides Drama Again | The Sporting Week”
    the best. Thanks ,Stevie

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