Friday, September 02, 2011

Transfer deadline

Maybe not the big sums of money spent this time around than in the past, mind you the majority of the signings were 'undisclosed' - how annoying is that? There were some interesting moves though. Here are my favourite 7 transfer deals in no particular order:

1) Craig Bellamy Man City to Liverpool - Free
Bellamy's memories of his last time at Liverpool were marred by a golf club and John Arne Riise's head. Howeverhe will give the Reds great options from the bench.

2)Yossi Benayoun Chelsea to Liverpool - Loan
I've always liked Benayoun and I think he will give Arsenal a goalscoring threat from midfield. Different player to Nasri but I think he will be a success. More so than Arteta.

3) Joey Barton Newcastle to QPR - Free
Watch the fireworks fly between Warnock and Barton if this goes wrong. Barton though has a lot to prove and with SWP, Luke Young and Armand Traore he adds vital experience to a team that looked certs for relegation the other week.

4) Scott Parker West Ham to Tottenham - £5m
A snip at 5 mill. Parker would have been in one of the top 6's teams now if it wasn't for that ill-advised move from Charlton to Chelsea to sit in their reserves and some bad injuries.

5) Peter Crouch Tottenham to Stoke - £12m
A break through signing for Stoke. Hopefully they just fling long balls to him, because that is not what he is best at but if I was a Stoke fan, and I know a few, then I'd be chuffed with Crouchy.

6) Owen Hargreaves Unattached to Man City - Free
Did City do this just to piss off Man Utd? A fully fit Hargreaves would be an England regular, but will he ever be the same player again?

7) Bryan Ruiz Twente to Fulham - £10.6m
Ruiz has scored goals wherever he has played. He is a good build and fit and could just be right for the Premiership.

To see all the Premiership's clubs in's and out's see here.

Please check the Daily Telegraph website for an updated player list and I endeavour to include one in next week's email.

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