premier league transfers european deadline day
in

All of the major Premier League transfers on European Deadline Day

A rundown of all of the major Premier League transfers on European Deadline Day, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s surprise move, Man United moving on another underperformer, and Bobby Duncan getting his much desired move away from Liverpool.

You thought it was all over? Well, it is now.

While English professional football has dispensed with the usual transfer deadline day at the end of summer, moving it forward to the first week of the season, just about every other European country still abies by it.

That’s a whole other month for clubs around Europe to get their business done, but it also gives Sky Sports a third deadline day to get excited about. Whose bright idea was that?!

The major Premier League transfers on European Deadline Day:

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal to AS Roma – loan

It’s been a tough few years for the Armenian in England, as moves to Arsenal and Manchester United didn’t quite work out. He’s now in Italy where he’ll play for the home of Premier League castoffs, Roma, although he doesn’t exactly look thrilled about it.

Matteo Darmian – Man United to Parma – £1.3m

The clearout continues. The Italian full-back is the sixth first-team player to be sent away this summer.

Sanchez, Smalling, Darmian gone as Solskjaer finally gets his Manchester United overhaul underway

Javier Hernandez – West Ham United to Sevilla – £7.3m

With Sebastien Haller making such a big impact for the Hammers already, there’s no room for Javier Hernandez. He’s gone back to LaLiga, where he joins Sevilla.

Bobby Duncan – Liverpool to Fiorentina – £1.8m 

After all the drama of the past week, Bobby Duncan has gotten his desired move away from Liverpool.

The academy striker pushed so badly to make his “dream” come true and move to Anfield from Man City just last summer, but after scoring 25 goals for the youth side last season, the 18-year-old wanted to be anywhere but. He will now play in Serie A with La Viola.

Fernando Llorente – Free Agent to Napoli

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City striker waited until the last possible moment to do so, but Fernando Llorente has found his new club in Naples, Italy.

Six of the most high-profile transfer flops in Premier League history

Florin Andone – Brighton to Galatasaray – loan

Just over a week since he was sent off for a shocking challenge against Southampton, Florin Andone has been sent on loan to Turkey. That move is good news for Irish football fans, as Aaron Connolly will now become the third choice striker at Brighton.

Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth to Qarabag – loan

The Bosnian goalkeeper has fallen way down the pecking order at Bournemouth, with Eddie Howe not including Begovic in the matchday squad for any of the club’s matches so far this season. His loan deal lasts until January, when he will presumably look for a permanent deal away from the south coast.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – Man United to Tranmere Rovers – loan

The Manchester United defender has moved to the Wirral to get some minutes under his belt. He has made 14 appearances for the Red Devils, but the last of those came in May 2016.

Why Alexis Sanchez had become a “pain in the arse” at Man United

Kenedy – Chelsea to Getafe – loan

Ryan Kent – Liverpool to Rangers – £7m

Six of the worst transfer deadline day moves in Premier League history

Beyond the Premier League

Martin Skrtel has his contract at Atalanta cancelled.

The former Liverpool defender was only at the club for one month and made exactly zero appearances.

The Italian club, who are set to face Manchester City in the Champions League this year, have lined up Sevilla’s Simon Kjaer on loan as his replacement.

Falcao leaves the peaceful surrounds of Monaco, moves to the madness of Istanbul

Like seemingly every European footballer of a certain vintage, Radamel Falcao is trying out Turkish football. And just look at the reception he got form the Galatasaray fans:

Keylor Navas finally leaves Real Madrid for PSG

The Costa Rican’s days at the Bernabeu have been numbered ever since Thibaut Courtois shuttled in from Chelsea last year, despite the fact it is believed manager Zinedine Zidane prefers Navas. The goalkeeper averaged a trophy every 12 games in Madrid. Not a bad ratio, as Tim Sherwood would say.

The Icardi soap opera finally moves on from Inter Milan

An undoubtedly talented individual, but the Argentine brings a whole lot of baggage and drama to a dressing room that already has Neymar in it. Get the popcorn ready.

Former Fulham goalkeeper joins PSG

Despite conceding a million goals for the Cottagers in the Premier League last season, Sergio Rico has bagged himself a loan move to Paris from Sevilla, his parent club.

Other notable deals:

  • Adalberto Peñaranda – Watford to KAS Eupen – loan
  • Jake Hesketh – Southampton to Lincoln – loan
  • Jimmy Dunne – Burnley to Fleetwood – loan
  • Nikola Kalinic – Atletico Madrid to AS Roma – loan
  • Patrik Schick – AS Roma to RB Leipzig – loan
  • Rafinha – Barcelona to Celta Vigo – loan
  • Wesley Hoedt – Southampton to Antwerp – loan
  • Sam Hughes – Leicester City to Salford City – loan
  • Roderick Miranda – Wolves to Famalicao – loan
  • Kelechi Nwakali – Arsenal to SD Huesca – permanent

Sectarianism, betrayal and a pig’s head – The most controversial transfers in football history