Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea to Everton
Everton fans have been calling on the club to make some decent signings since the window opened in July, and the club sure have delivered.
Very few people believed the Toffees, who have struggled financially over the years, would be able to pull off a deal for one of the most promising talents in the league at the moment – especially with big names like Juventus and.. Tottenham.. sniffing around.
While £28million might seem extortionate – especially considering he isn’t a young Englishman moving to Liverpool – at the age of 21, his experience, and his price, can only increase.
Frank Lampard – Free agent to New York City FC to Manchester City
Horrible news for Chelsea fans, but news that they were surely expecting since the day their all-time top goalscorer was linked with City’s MLS feeder club.
The Chelsea fans’ group have said that the move to their Premier League rivals won’t harm his legend status at Chelsea, while Jose Mourinho is adamant that Super Frank can return to Chelsea in whatever role he demands when he finishes playing.
I wonder if everyone will still feel the same if he knocks Chelsea out of the Champions League?
Brede Hangeland – Free agent to Crystal Palace
Despite being linked with a number of top clubs in 2007, – Manchester United, Liverpool & Manchester City to name a few – he opted to move to Fulham.
Seven years later, and the Norwegian found himself a free-agent, after the club informed him by email that his contract had been terminated following their relegation to the Championship.
I’m sure he wont mind all that much; another year in the Premier League for the 33-year-old.
Javier Manquillo – Atletico Madrid to Liverpool
Cya later, Glen Johnson. Liverpool have agreed a strange two-year loan deal with the La Liga champions, with clauses allowing the club to sign him permanently or send him home when they please.
Liverpool look to be preparing for the future, with Johnson’s contract expiring next summer, while the inbound Alberto Moreno casts doubt over the future of Jose Enrique.
Win-win situation for Liverpool. If he’s terrible, they can send him back to Madrid, if he’s amazing, they can sign him for small change.
Eric Dier – Sporting Lisbon to Tottenham
One of the only English players to have developed outside of the English leagues is now joining the Premier League.
While it is widely known that young English players are valued at a minimum of £30million, regardless of talent or potential, Tottenham have somehow paid just £4million to land the 20-year-old.
Sporting are renowned for producing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, so you never know, Tottenham might make another £80million off of Real Madrid in a few years time.