Take a look at the top five deadline day transfer according to GMS academy member Ronan Mccloskey.
5. Chelsea’s Victor Moses to Liverpool on loan
A deal that went under the radar slightly because it was expected and completed early in the day. What Moses brings to Liverpool is another dimension, Brendan Rodgers favoured passing style has been on show in Liverpool’s good start to the season but teams will be hard to break down for the Reds and Moses brings width, power and pace to the attack.
4. Wigan’s James McCarthy to Everton
This was a deal that was talked about all through the summer and McCarthy will slot straight into the Everton line-up. So far Everton have struggled to adapt to Martinez’s style of play and this is a player who knows exactly what the manager wants and can carry it out.
Furthermore, it is a position that Everton lacked depth at, add in Gareth Barry, and this will take some pressure of the much hyped Barkley’s young shoulders.
3. Everton’s Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United
First off I would like to point out that everyone has been overreacting to Manchester United’s transfer failings, this is still a squad that won the league by 11 points.
Fellaini brings something new to United, he has physical presence, power, goals from midfield and a bit of a nasty streak that the champions lack. In addition, to his attacking prowess Fellaini is severely underrated as a holding midfielder, as Evertonians will testify he has the technical ability to be outstanding in both positions.
2. Real Madrid’s Mesut Ozil to Arsenal
Although this wasn’t an area that Arsenal were desperate to improve this move is all about the statement they have sent out. They have smashed their transfer record on Ozil, who is a truly world class player, with more assists than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues in the last five years. With Ozil and Cazorla pulling the strings the players surrounding them should all be enhanced.
1. Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku to Everton on loan
In my opinion this was the best piece of business all day. With expectations still reasonably high after the Moyes’ era ending with a 6th place finish and a poor start to contend with, it came late in the day but Evertonians will be overjoyed with this move.
In the first three games of the season Jelavic has continued his poor run of form and looks devoid of confidence in front of goal, add in Kone who isn’t a prolific goalscorer and Martinez identified a clear problem.
Late in the day Everton came in to ruin West Brom’s hopes of a reunion with the young rising star, who’s 17 league goals last year propelled them to a top ten finish.
Top Five Transfers that didn’t happen on deadline day:
5. Chelsea’s Demba Ba to Arsenal on loan
If Arsenal had managed to persuade Chelsea to part with Demba Ba for the season, they could have added another striker capable of scoring 10-15 goals to their squad. Add in the excellent signing of Mesut Ozil and Arsenal's ambitions of battling for the league title with Chelsea would have really improved.
4. Everton’s Leighton Baines to Manchester United
This would have been even higher up the list if it wasn’t for Everton’s excellent transfer moves at the very end of the day. It would have been a real blow to the Toffees if they had of lost both Fellaini and Baines they two real standout players of their team. Baines is vital to Everton’s continued success, ''in the 2012-13 season he created 97 chances for his teammates, more than anyone else in Europe’s top five leagues''.
3. Chelsea’s Juan Mata to PSG
Judging by the start of the season Jose Mourinho is not a fan of the creative Spaniard, I think that he is too good a player not to play some role if Chelsea are to be successful in their attack on the Premier League title and the Champions League.
2. West Brom’s Shane Long to Hull City
The underrated Irish forward could still be a key player in West Brom’s season, who were always likely to struggle to replace Lukaku’s goals from last season.
Odemwengie was allowed to leave and in came the inconsistent Sessegnon from Sunderland and Victor Anichebe from Everton. If Anelka has lost his hunger to play football, then Shane Long could still be pivotal in leading the line for West Brom.
1. Newastle’s Yohan Cabaye to Arsenal
This proposed move reached the headlines a few days before transfer deadline but many believed that Arsenal would come back again on the day but Newcastle fans can breathe a sigh of relief now.
The Toon Army scraped to survival last year and with only Remy really added to the squad Pardew will be working with the same players and it could prove to be a tough season again. The Frenchman is the only real bit of quality and guile in the Newcastle midfield and will be so important to the outcome of their season.
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