Another season, another transfer window. This time around, the big clubs chose to remain relatively silent, with Manchester United making no deals on the final day of the English transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur did not make a single summer signing, becoming the first Premier League club to not make any signing since the window began in 2003. Other big clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City had already completed their major signings much before deadline day.
The day belonged to Everton and newly promoted Fulham. We take a look at the major deadline day transfers.
#1 Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes
From: FC Barcelona
To: Everton FC
The 23 year old Colombian centre half remained a strong Manchester United summer target, but it was Everton who swooped in and completed a £27million deal, with Mina signing a 5 year contract.
Andre Gomes, the 25 year old Portuguese attacking midfielder, left the catalan club on a season long loan after struggling to put in competitive performances on a regular basis.
Everton have signed three Barcelona fringe players, with Lucas Digne also joining earlier in the summer.
From: Free Agent
To: Everton FC
The 25 year old Brazilian international midfielder signed a 4 year contract at Everton, after his contract with Ukraine club Shakhtar Donetsk expired at the end of last season. He was Everton's third and last transfer on deadline day, after an extremely busy transfer season.
#3 Mateo Kovacic
From: Real Madrid FC
To: Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC signed the 24 year old Croatia international on a season long loan after his dream run at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Croatia progressed to the finals for the first time in their history. Kovacic played 5 games in this run. Although he had a successful World Cup, he couldn't really get going at his parent club, appearing only 17 times in the last season for Los Blancos.
Kovacic is part of a deal that saw Thibaut Courtois going the other way in a previously completed £35 million, 6 year deal.
#4 Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
From: Marseille FC
To: Fulham FC
The newly promoted club were also the busiest club in this transfer season, with 12 signings in total, and they saved the most expensive for the last.
The 22 year old defensive midfielder from Cameroon joined in a 5 year, £30 million deal. This marks end of a busy deadline day, where Fulham made 5 signings in total - Sergio Rico from Sevilla and Joe Bryan from Bristol City while Luciano Vietto and Timothy Fosu Mensah joined on loan deals from Atletico Madrid and Manchester United respectively.
#5 Danny Ings
From: Liverpool FC
To: Southampton FC
The 26 year old striker completed a £20 million move to his former club in a 4 year deal. This ends an unfortunate 3 year period for the Southampton local at Anfield, where he managed to make only 25 appearances, in a term plagued with injuries.
Before joining Liverpool in 2015, Ings scored 38 goals in 122 appearances in a 4 year period at Burnley. Southampton manager Mark Hughes hopes his past form can be replicated at his new club.