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January Transfer Window: Complete Transfer List with Key Transfers Assessed

Willie GannonSenior Writer INovember 4, 2016

January Transfer Window: Complete Transfer List with Key Transfers Assessed

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    While the January transfer window may be nowhere near as compelling, exciting or as interesting as the summer transfer window, it is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the season.

    Struggling teams are given a second chance to put records straight, while clubs with ambitions of winning trophies can really make a huge statement by either taking key players from rivals or by signing that one player who may turn out to be the one who gets them over the finishing line.

    Here, we take a quick look at every single transfer and offer some analysis on what could be the key moves this winter, or indeed this season.

January 1: Key Transfer Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua

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    The January transfer window opened with a bang, as the oft-controversial French striker, Nicolas Anelka, completed a move from title-chasing Chelsea to new-world wonders Shanghai Shenhua.

    The forward, frozen out of first-team affairs by Andre Villa Boas, chose to go to China instead of staying in the Premier League, where he would easily have commanded a place with practically any side in the division.

    On further introspection, it was revealed that the French ex-international, who was banned by his home federation for 18 games for his part in the insurrection against Raymond Domenech during the last World Cup, was going to claim somewhere in the region of £175,000 per week for the duration of his time in China, almost double his take-home pay at Chelsea.

     

    Premier League

    David Button (Tottenham - Doncaster): Loan

    Andros Townsend (Tottenham - Leeds): Loan

    Danny Wilson (Liverpool - Blackpool): Loan

    Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea - Shanghai Shenhua): Undisclosed Fee

    Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal - Wolves): Loan

     

    Football League

    Grant Basey (Peterborough - Wycombe): Undisclosed

    Neill Byrne (unattached - Rochdale)

    Adam Chicksen (MK Dons - Leyton Orient): Loan

    George Donnelly (Fleetwood - Macclesfield): Undisclosed

    Aaron Downes (Chesterfield - Bristol Rovers): Loan

    Will Evans (Swindon - Hereford): Undisclosed

    Ben Harding (Wycombe - Northampton): Loan

    Jake Jervis (Birmingham - Preston): Loan

    Michael Poke (Brighton - Bristol Rovers): Loan

    Charlie Taylor (Leeds - Bradford): Loan

    Marcus Williams (Reading - Sheffield United): Free

January 2: Key Transfer: Federico Macheda: Manchester United to QPR on Loan

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    Loan moves dominated the second transfer day in January, where almost every single deal had a short-term look to it.

    The big move of the day was the surprise move of Manchester United starlet Federico Macheda to QPR on loan for the rest of the season.

    The move, a massive indictment of his lack of progress at Old Trafford, is surely designed at trying to get the young Italian back on the straight and narrow.

    Hopes were high for the 20-year-old youngster when he burst onto the scene in April 2009 when he rescued a win for United after they came from behind to beat Aston Villa, 3-2.

    Since then, he has flattered to deceive, and one feels that this move to Premier League opposition could either make or break his future with the Red Devils.

     

    Premier League

    Federico Macheda (Manchester United - QPR): Loan

    Blair Adams (Sunderland - Northampton): Loan

    Harry Bunn (Man City - Preston): Loan

    Rhys Taylor (Chelsea - Rotherham): Loan

    Gylfi Sigurdsson (Hoffenheim - Swansea): Loan

     

    Football League

    Daniel Bogdanovic (Blackpool - Rochdale): Loan

    Stephen Bywater (Derby County - Sheffield Wednesday): Free

    Peter Kurucz (West Ham - Rochdale): Loan

    Tom Naylor (Mansfield - Derby): Undisclosed

    Robbie Simpson (Huddersfield - Oldham): Loan

January 5: Key Transfer: Vito Mannone: Arsenal to Hull on Loan

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    There were no major transfers between January 2 and January 5, but Vito Mannone managed to secure a loan deal to Championship side Hull City.

    Arsenal fans sighed in relief, while Tigers fans shuddered.

     

    Premier League

    Elliot Parish (Aston Villa - Cardiff): Undisclosed

    Danny Pugh (Stoke - Leeds): Undisclosed

    Kieran Trippier (Manchester City - Burnley): Undisclosed

    Vito Mannone (Arsenal - Hull): Loan

    Aristote Nsiala (Everton - Accrington): Loan

     

    Football League and SPL

    Simon Clist (Oxford - Hereford): Free

    Steven Cook (Brighton - Bournemouth): Undisclosed

    Dean Holden (Chesterfield - Rochdale): Exchange

    Brett Ormerod (Blackpool - Rochdale): Loan

    Neal Trotman (Rochdale - Chesterfield): Exchange

    Nick Chadwick (Stockport County - Plymouth Argyle): Free

    David Martin (Derby County - Southend): Undisclosed

    Callum Driver (West Ham - Burton Albion): Loan

    Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster - Crystal Palace): Loan

    John Egan (Sunderland - Crystal Palace): Loan

    Connor Jennings (Stalybridge Celtic - Scunthorpe): Undisclosed

    Piero Mingoia (Watford - Brentford): Loan

    Darren Purse (Millwall - Plymouth): Free

    Damion Stewart (Bristol City - Notts County): Loan

    Michael Timlin (Swindon - Southend): Undisclosed

    Sam McMahon (Rangers - Doncaster): Free

    Henrik Ojamaa (unattached - Motherwell)

January 6: Key Transfer: Thierry Henry: New York Red Bulls to Arsenal on Loan

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    While loan deals continued to set the trend during the January transfer window, it was one such deal that captured the imagination of the football world when Thierry Henry made an emotional return to Arsenal after stints with Barcelona and New York Red Bulls.

    The 34-year-old's best days are well behind him, his pace has all but deserted him and his impact may indeed turn out to be negligible, but his return to the Emirates boosted every single Arsenal fan when they, perhaps, needed it most.

     

    Premier League

    Thierry Henry [New York Red Bulls - Arsenal]: Loan

    Chris Chantler (Manchester City - Carlisle): Undisclosed

     

    Football League

    Ahmed Abdulla (West Ham - Dagenham): Loan

    Sonny Bradley (Hull - Aldershot): Loan

    Troy Brown (Rotherham - Aldershot): Loan

    Chris Dagnall (Scunthorpe - Barnsley): Undisclosed

    Ryan Dickson (Southampton - Yeovil): Loan

    Nathan Elder (Hayes and Yeading - Hereford): Free

    Wes Foderingham (Crystal Palace - Swindon Town): Undisclosed

    Ricky Foster (Aberdeen - Bristol City): Undisclosed

    Kelvin Langmead (unattached - Northampton): Free

    Stephen Pearson (Derby County - Bristol City): Free

    Michael Spillane (Brentford - Dagenham): Free

    Dan Thompson (Hampton and Richmond - Portsmouth): Free

    Eoin Wearen (West Ham - Dagenham): Loan

January 11: Key Transfer: Jason Euell: Charlton to AFC Wimbledon

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    Rory Donnelly joining the Brendan Rogers revolution at Swansea in favour of the Kenny Dalglish restoration at Liverpool was rightly one of the big stories of the transfer window.

    However, the best and most romantic story of the early part of the window was Jason Euell's return to his spiritual home 11 years after he left.

    Euell, a key part of the crazy gang at Wimbledon during the last '90s, went back home to AFC Wimbledon in League two on loan for a five week period.

    The 34-year-old striker come midfielder played 141 times and scored 41 goals in six seasons for the Dons before leaving in 2001, perhaps even gazumping Thierry Henry's return to Arsenal in terms of romance.

     

    Premier League

    Rory Donnelly [Cliftonville - Swansea]: Undisclosed

    Luke Freeman [Arsenal - Stevenage]: Undisclosed

    Nyron Nosworthy [Sunderland - Watford]: Loan

    Darnel Situ [Lens - Swansea]: £250,000

    James Wallace [Everton - Stevenage]: Loan

    Ben Gordon [Chelsea - Kilmarnock]: Loan

    Scott Allan [Dundee United - West Bromwich Albion]: Undisclosed

     

    Football League and SPL

    Alex McCarthy [Reading - Ipswich Town]: Loan

    Kern Miller [Barnsley - Hereford United]: Loan

    George Moncur [West Ham - AFC Wimbledon]: Loan

    Jason Euell [Charlton - AFC Wimbledon]: Loan

    Scott Griffiths [Peterborough - Rotherham]: Loan

    Byron Harrison [Stevenage - AFC Wimbledon]: Undisclosed

    Miguel Llera [Blackpool - Sheff Wed]: Free

    Ben Mills [Nantwich Town - Macclesfield Town]: Undisclosed

    Rob Kozluk [Unattached - Bradford]

    Christian Ribeiro [Bristol City - Scunthorpe]: Loan

    Robbie Rogers [Unattached - Leeds]

    Dean Shiels [Doncaster - Kilmarnock]: Free

    Iain Turner [Preston - Dunfermline]: Loan

January 13: Key Transfer: Darron Gibson: Manchester United to Everton

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    With the transfer window halfway through, Everton pulled off the biggest surprise thus far when they signed Darron Gibson from Manchester United.

    The fact that the Irish midfielder was allowed to leave United wasn't the surprise; that came in the manner of the extremely low transfer fee, some £500,000 rising to £1 million.

    At one stage, the powerful midfielder has hailed as the heir apparent to Roy Keane, but a lack of consistency, concentration and know-how saw Sir Alex Ferguson move the player on without a heartbeat.

     

    Premier League

    Jack Sampson (Bolton - Southend): Loan

    Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely (Manchester City - Coventry City): Loan

    Dean Parrett (Tottenham - Yeovil): Loan

    Chris Wood (West Brom - Bristol City): Loan

    Liam Noble (Sunderland - Carlisle): Free

    Trevor Carson (Sunderland - Hull City): Loan

    David Davis (Wolves - Chesterfield): Loan

    Darron Gibson (Manchester United - Everton): £1 million

     

    Football League

    Joe Edwards (Bristol City - Yeovil): Loan

    George Francomb (Norwich - Hibernian): Loan

    David McAllister (Sheffield United - Shrewsbury): Loan

    Josh Payne (Oxford - Aldershot): Loan

    Ricky Ravenhill (Notts County - Bradford): Free

    Karl Sheppard (Shamrock Rovers - Reading): Free

    Gavin Tomlin (Dagenham and Redbridge - Gillingham): Loan

    Kevin Amankwaah (Unattached - Rochdale)

    Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday - Bury): Loan

    Charlie Collins (MK Dons - Aldershot): Loan

    Anto Flood (Unattached - Southend)

    Kieron Freeman (Nottingham Forest - Notts County): Loan

    Danny Haynes (Barnsley - Charlton): Undisclosed

    George John (FC Dallas - West Ham): Loan

    Jo Kuffour (Bristol Rovers - Gillingham): Free

    Joe Lennox (Unattached - Plymouth Argyle)

    Paul McShane (Hull - Crystal Palace): Loan

    Richard Naylor (Unattached - Doncaster)

    Josh Walker (Watford - Scunthorpe): Loan

January 18: Key Transfer: Gary Cahill: Bolton Wanderers to Chelsea

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    Day 18, and the transfer window has finally sprung to life after Chelsea snapped up the highly-rated Gary Cahill from Bolton for £7m.

    Where and how the defender will fit in for Andre Villa Boas remains a mystery, but it would seem that the England international will be given every chance to strike up an understanding with John Terry and Ashley Cole in what could turn out to be three-fourths of England's defence in Euro 2012.

    The defender will have to fight his way past the haphazard David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic if he is to become a Chelsea regular, though.

     

    Premier League

    Gary Cahill (Bolton - Chelsea): £7m

    Lateef Elford-Alliyu (West Bromwich Albion - Tranmere Rovers): Loan

    Yago Falque (Juventus - Tottenham): Undisclosed

    Yago Falque (Tottenham - Southampton): Loan

    Joshua King (Manchester United - Hull City): Loan

    Louis Laing (Sunderland - Wycombe): Loan

    Papiss Demba Cisse (Freiburg - Newcastle): Undisclosed

    Ben Mee (Manchester City - Burnley): Undisclosed

    Jack Grimmer (Aberdeen - Fulham): £200,000

    Sead Hajrovic (Arsenal - Barnet): Loan

    Ryan Noble (Sunderland - Derby): Loan

     

    Football League and SPL

    Syam Ben Youssef (unattached - Leyton Orient)

    Dean Leacock (unattached - Leyton Orient)

    Lukas Jutkiewicz (Coventry - Middlesbrough): Loan

    Michael Smith (Charlton - Accrington Stanley): Loan

    Liam Willis (Unattached - Accrington Stanley)

    Jordan Cook (Sunderland - Carlisle United): Loan

    Hermann Hreidarsson (Portsmouth - Coventry City): Free

    Russell Anderson (unattached - Aberdeen)

    Ryan Doble (Southampton - Bury): Loan

    Luke Rooney (Gillingham - Swindon): Undisclosed

    Josh Thompson (Celtic - Chesterfield): Loan

    Jack Compton (Falkirk - St Johnstone): Loan

    Joe Dixon (Unattached - West Ham)

January 20: Key Transfer: Fabian Delph: Aston Villa to Leeds United on Loan

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    Loan signings continue to be the main trend during the transfer window, with only one week to go before the window slams shut...

    Fabian Delph's loan move back to his old club, Leeds United. The 22-year-old joined Villa in 2009 and was at one stage rated as the best young wide player in the country.

    Since then, he has enjoyed a miserable time a Villa Park and has only played 25 games for the Villains over the last three years. Alex McLeish will obviously be hoping that this loan move back to the Championship re-ignites the obvious latent talent within the youngster, but that remains to be seen.

     

    Premier League

    Sam Walker (Chelsea - Yeovil): Loan

    Daniel Boateng (Arsenal - Swindon): Loan

    Fabian Delph (Aston Villa - Leeds United): Loan

    Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa - Leicester City): Loan

    Danny Drinkwater (Manchester United - Leicester City): Undisclosed

    Tom Soares (Stoke - Hibernian): Loan

     

    Football League and SPL

    Kelvin Etuhu (Unattached - Portsmouth)

    David Gonzalez (Unattached - Brighton)

    Jamie McAllister (Bristol City - Preston): Loan

    Andy Procter (Accrington - Preston): Loan

    Gavin Massey (Watford - Colchester United): Loan

    Ronan Murray (Ipswich - Swindon): Loan

    Deane Smalley (Oxford - Bradford): Loan

    Kelly Youga (Unattached - Yeovil)

    Ben Dickenson (Dorchester - Brighton): Undisclosed

    Chris Holroyd (Rotherham - Preston): Undisclosed

    Oli Johnson (Unattached - Oxford)

    Guy Madjo (Stevenage - Aldershot): Undisclosed

    Dwayne Mattis (Chesterfield - Macclesfield): Free

    Jermaine McGlashan (Aldershot - Cheltenham): Undisclosed

    Josh McQuoid (Millwall - Burnley): Loan

    Chris Weale (Leicester - Northampton): Loan

    Rabiu Ibrahim (PSV Eindhoven - Celtic): Free

    James McPake (Coventry - Hibernian): Loan

    Mervan Celik (GAIS - Rangers)

    Lee Croft (Derby - St Johnstone): Loan

    John Fleck (Rangers - Blackpool): Loan

January 24: Key Transfer: Taye Taiwo: AC Milan to QPR on Loan

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    QPR and Mark Hughes pulled off the first major coup of the transfer window when they secured the signing of Taye Taiwo from AC Milan for the rest of the season with an option to buy him for £3.5 million in the summer.

    The highly-rated Nigerian international was chased by anyone and everyone when AC Milan snapped him up at the start of this season, but a failure to settle in Serie A and Italy means that Mark Hughes may have signed a bargain, and possibly one of the best fullbacks in Europe.

    His signing, rightfully, outshone the capture of Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City. However, given the youngster's potential, it looks as if Hughes has signed a possible England, or Nigerian, star of the future from his old club.

     

    Premier League

    Taye Taiwo [AC Milan - QPR]: Loan

    Nedum Onuoha [Manchester City - QPR]: Undisclosed

    Michael Tonge [Stoke - Barnsley]: Loan

    Jean Beausejour [Birmingham - Wigan]: Undisclosed

    Lee Lucas [Swansea City - Burton Albion]: Loan

    Tim Ream [New York Red Bulls - Bolton]: £2.5m

    Jason Roberts [Blackburn - Reading]: Undisclosed

    Sanchez Watt [Arsenal - Crawley Town]: Loan

     

    Football League and SPL

    James Harper [Hull City - Wycombe]: Loan

    Jonny Howson [Leeds - Norwich]: Undisclosed

    Sean Morrison [Reading - Huddersfield]: Loan

    Ben Purkiss [Oxford - Hereford]: Free

    Jack Redshaw [Altrincham - Morecambe]: Undisclosed

    Tadanari Lee [Sanfrecce Hiroshima - Southampton]: Free

    Korey Smith [Norwich City - Barnsley]: Loan

    Dieter van Tornhout [Unattached - Kilmarnock]

    Will Atkinson [Hull - Bradford]: Loan

    Kieron Cadogan [Crystal Palace - Rotherham]: Loan

    Tomasz Cywka [Derby - Reading]: Free

    Antonio German [unattached - Brentford]

    Ben Parker [Leeds - Carlisle]: Loan

    Solomon Taiwo [Cardiff - Leyton Orient]: Loan

    Sam Winnall [Wolves - Inverness]: Loan

    Dieter van Tornhout [Unattached - Kilmarnock]

January 28: Key Transfer: Alex: Chelsea to PSG

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    Chelsea moved their second major player on when Alex chose to join Carlo Ancelotti at the future kings of France, PSG. Bankrolled by Qatari billions the ex-Chelsea boss went back to his old club to sign the Brazilian defender on the cheap.

    Andre Villa Boas decision to ostracize the defender was strange considering the Blues defensive frailties, but his replacement, Gary Cahill, is a better option going forward, so all in all, this seems a good piece of business by the Portuguese.

     

    Premier League

    Alex (Chelsea - Paris Saint-Germain): £4.5m

    Ryan Brunt (Stoke - Tranmere): Loan

    Florent Cuvelier (Stoke - Walsall): Loan

    Nouha Dicko (Wigan - Blackpool): Loan

    Shane Lowry (Aston Villa - Millwall): Undisclosed

    Romaine Sawyers (West Brom - Shrewsbury): Loan

    Mame Biram Diouf (Manchester United - Hannover 96): Undisclosed

    Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (Everton - Spartak Moscow): Undisclosed

     

    Football League and SPL

    Jonathan Forte (Southampton - Notts County): Loan

    Luke Guttridge (Aldershot - Northampton): Free

    Kevin Long (Burnley - Rochdale): Loan

    Alex Marrow (Crystal Palace - Preston): Loan

    Marcus Marshall (Rotherham - Macclesfield): Loan

    Jordan Obita (Reading - Barnet): Loan

    Stefan Payne (Gillingham - Aldershot): Free

    Steven Leslie (Shrewsbury - Wrexham) Free

    Roman Bednar (West Brom - Blackpool): Free

    Elliot Grandin (Blackpool - Nice): Loan

    Alan Smith (Newcastle - MK Dons) Loan

    Stephen Hughes (unattached - Aberdeen)

January 30: Key Transfer: Danny Ward: Wrexham to Liverpool

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    While Tottenham Hotspur were easily the busiest team in terms of transfers on January 30, with three youngsters going on loan to various levels of the game across Britain, it was Liverpool who pulled off a deal for around £100,000 that could turn out to be the best bit of business Kenny Dalglish has ever pulled off.

    The little-known Welsh youth is rated as one of the best young 'keepers in Britain and joins the Reds after four years in Wrexham's Academy, where he was capped at various levels for his country.

    For Spurs fans, they will want to take note of young Tom Carroll and see how he gets on in the tough and tumble of the Championship. The diminutive midfielder featured in Tottenham's Europa League campaign this year and has been sent to Derby to toughen up. One for the future with Danny Ward.

     

    Premier League

    John Bostock (Tottenham - Sheffield Wednesday): Loan

    Tom Carroll (Tottenham - Derby): Loan

    Kudus Oyenuga (Tottenham - St Johnstone): Loan

    Samba Diakite (Nancy - QPR): Loan

    Adlene Guedioura (Wolves - Nottingham Forest): Loan

    Alex Kacaniklic (Fulham - Watford): Loan

    Matthew Lund (Stoke - Bristol Rovers): Loan

    Rhys Murphy (Arsenal - Preston North End): Loan

    Jordan Mustoe (Wigan - Barnet): Loan

    Sam Vokes (Wolves - Brighton): Loan

    Danny Ward (Wrexham - Liverpool): Undisclosed

     

    Football League and SPL

    Pat Baldwin (Colchester - Southend): Free

    Scott Golbourne (Exeter City - Barnsley): Undisclosed

    Kadeem Harris (Wycombe Wanderers - Cardiff City): Undisclosed

    Daniel Lafferty (Derry City - Burnley): Undisclosed

    Keanu Marsh-Brown (Unattached - Oldham)

    Wes Morgan (Nottingham Forest - Leicester): Undisclosed

    Jamie Reckford (Wolves - Scunthorpe United): Loan

    Bill Sharp (Doncaster - Southampton): Undisclosed

    Robbie Simpson (Huddersfield - Oldham): Free

    Matt Tubbs (Crawley - Bournemouth): Undisclosed

    Sam Vokes (Wolves - Brighton): Loan

    Ryan Stevenson (Hearts - Ipswich): Undisclosed

    Juan Manuel Ortiz (Rangers - Almeira): Loan

    James Keatings (Celtic - St Johnstone): Loan

    Pawel Brozek (Trabzonspor - Celtic): Loan

    Milos Lacny (Sparta Prague - Dundee United) Loan

    Gavin Rae (Dundee - Aberdeen): Undisclosed

    Lewis Toshney (Celtic - Kilmarnock): Loan

January 31 Part 1: Key Transfer: Bobby Zamora: Fulham to QPR

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    Mark Hughes moved swiftly on transfer deadline day to secure two strikers with Premiership experience as he tries to stave off relegation at QPR.

    Bobby Zamora and Djibril Cisse have come in and will provide some much-needed strength, pace, penetration, and without doubt, more goals than Rangers have managed so far this season.

    Hughes was a major factor in Zamora choosing to cross London from Fulham, where the two enjoyed a good relationship before the Welshman resigned, and he will be hoping for a return to form, especially as Euro 2012 is only six months away.

     

    Premier League

    Bobby Zamora [Fulham - QPR]: Undisclosed

    Djibril Cisse [Lazio - QPR]: £4m

    Matthew Connolly [QPR - Reading]: Loan

    Bradley Orr [QPR - Blackburn]: Undisclosed

    Pavel Pogrebnyak [Stuttgart - Fulham]: Undisclosed

    Martin Hansen [Liverpool - Viborg FF]: Undisclosed

    Marcus Olsson [Halmstads - Blackburn]: Free

     

    Football League

    Nicky Ajose [Peterborough - Chesterfield]: Loan

    Clarke Carlisle [Burnley - Northampton]: Loan

January 31: Part 2: Key Transfer: Ravel Morrisson: Man United to West Ham Utd

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    Manchester was busier than expected during transfer deadline day, with no less than seven players moving from the red and blue halves of the city for pastures new.

    While all eyes were on Carlos Tevez and what the errant striker might do next, it was Ravel Morrisson's shock transfer to West Ham that provided the most surprising transfer of the window.

    Hailed as one of the best young talents ever to come out of Old Trafford, much was expected and hoped of the troubled teen. However, recent contract talks seem to have broken down, and it came as a huge shock to see the youngster packed off to the Championship and West Ham.

    Morrisson will go to the Hammers as one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Europe, and if current league standings remain the same, he will be playing against his old club in the Premiership next season.

    Sam Allardyce is a known friend of Sir Alex Ferguson, and one can read into this transfer what they may, but this deal remains the most surprising of recent times.

     

    Premier League

    Ravel Morrison [Manchester United - West Ham]: Undisclosed

    Wayne Bridge [Man City - Sunderland]: Loan

    Sotirios Kyrgiakos [Wolfsburg - Sunderland]: Loan

    Ravel Morrison [Manchester United - West Ham]: Undisclosed

    Oliver Norwood [Manchester United - Coventry]: Loan

    David Pizarro [Roma - Manchester City]: Loan

    Frederic Veselid [Manchester City - Manchester United]: Undisclosed

    Scott Wootton [Manchester United - Nottingham Forest]: Loan

     

    Football League

    Paul McCallum [West Ham - Rochdale]: Loan

    Nicky Maynard [Bristol City - West Ham]: Undisclosed

    Ricardo Vaz Te [Barnsley - West Ham]: Undisclosed

January 31: Part 3: Key Transfer: Nikika Jelavic: Rangers to Everton

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    Transfers involving Scottish Premier League teams were something of a rarity during this current window, with transfers involving cash proving to be even more illusive.

    That changed on deadline day, when Everton signed Glasgow Rangers' highly-rated Croatian international, Nikica Jelavic, for just £5.5 million.

    The move could prove to be a fantastic piece of business by David Moyes, who has signed a proven international for just a couple of milion. The Scot took full advantage of the Gers recent financial troubles, and it leaves Ally McCoist facing a run in with Celtic without his best player, and most importantly, without a proven striker.

    Dark days ahead for Rangers, blue skies for Everton.

     

    SPL

    Nikica Jelavic [Rangers - Everton]: Undisclosed

    Jordan McMillan [Rangers - Dunfermline]: Undisclosed

    John Potter [Dunfermline - Queen of the South]: Loan

    Paul Slane [Celtic - MK Dons]: Loan

    Murray Wallace [Falkirk - Huddersfield]: £300,000

    Murray Wallace [Huddersfield - Falkirk]: Loan

    Kallum Higginbotham [Falkirk - Huddersfield]: Undisclosed

    Pa Saikou Kujabi [unattached - Hibernian]

    Jorge Claros [Motagua - Hibernian]: Loan

    Lee Cox [Inverness - Swindon]: Undisclosed

     

    Football League

    Mark Wilson [Doncaster - Oxford]: Free

    Fabien Robert [FC Lorient - Doncaster]: Loan

January 31: Part 4: Key Transfer: Louis Saha: Everton to Tottenham Hotspur

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    Transfer deadline day would not be complete without a plethora of comings and goings at White Hart Lane, and this year was no exception.

    Six players either came or went for Harry Redknapp's side, with the wily manager snapping up veteran New Zealand international Ryan Nelson from Blackburn for free, while Louis Saha made the trip down south until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move next summer.

    The Saha transfer could be vital for Spurs in the title run with the player, when fit...offering power, pace and very intelligent movement. He will provide Redknapp with another skill set that neither Emmanuel Adebayor nor Jermain Defoe possess.

     

    Premier League

    Vedran Corluka [Tottenham - Bayer Leverkusen]: Loan

    Louis Saha [Everton - Tottenham]: Free

    Steven Pienaar (Tottenham - Everton): Loan

    Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham - Lokamotiv Moscow): £8 million

    Adam Smith [Tottenham - Leeds]: Loan

    Ryan Nelson (Blackburn - Tottenham): Free

    Ryo Miyaichi [Arsenal - Bolton]: Loan

     

    Football League

    Lewis Wilson [Newport Pagnell Town - Northampton]: Free

    Michael Symes [Bournemouth - Rochdale]: Loan

    Robbie Gibbons [Unattached - Scunthorpe]

    Matty Whichelow [Watford - Wycombe]: Loan

January 31: Part 5: Key Transfer: Liam Ridgewell: Birmingham to West Brom

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    Roy Hodgson was a busy man on deadline day, as he snapped up Liam Ridgewell and Keith Andrews to boost the Baggies' push towards mid table security.

    Ridgewell, the 14th player to leave Birmingham since they beat Arsenal in the Carling Cup final last season, will come in and tighten up the defence, while Irish international Andrews will offer strength and consistency in central midfield.

    These moves to strengthen the spine of his team should not be underestimated and should move West Brom away from the relegation zone.

     

    Premier League

    Liam Ridgewell [Birmingham - West Brom]: Undisclosed

    Gonzalo Jara Reyes [West Brom - Brighton]: Loan

    Joe Mattock [West Brom - Brighton]: Loan

    Keith Andrews [Blackburn - West Brom]: Free

    Ben Marshall [Stoke - Leicester]: Undisclosed

    Danny Higginbotham [Stoke - Nottingham Forest]: Loan

    James Tavernier [Newcastle - MK Dons]: Loan

    Andy Keogh [Wolves - Millwall]: Undisclosed

     

    Football League

    Michael Chambers [Dulwich Hamlet - Crystal Palace]: Undisclosed

    Billy Clarke [Blackpool - Crawley]: Undisclosed

    Graham Cummins [Cork - Preston]: Undisclosed

    Will Hoskins [Brighton - Sheffield United]: Loan

    Neal Kitson [Rochester Rhinos - Northampton]: Free

    Alex MacDonald [Burnley - Plymouth]: Loan

    Donal McDermott [Huddersfield - Bournemouth]: Undisclosed

    David Mirfin [Watford - Scunthorpe]: Loan

    Curtis Obeng [Wrexham - Swansea]: Undisclosed

    Luke O'Brien [Bradford - Exeter]: Undisclosed

    Jon Parkin [Cardiff - Scunthorpe]: Loan

    Chris Robertson [Torquay - Preston]: Undisclosed

    James Tavernier [Newcastle - MK Dons]: Loan

January 31: Part 6: Key Transfer: Kevin De Bruyne: FC Genk to Chelsea

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    Chelsea pulled off two major coups on deadline day, as they signaled their intentions of building for the future by signing two of the most highly-rated young talents in Europe.

    Eighteen-year-old Patrick Bamford joined the Blues for £1.5 million on a five-year deal after only playing two league games for Nottingham Forest, while Kevin de Bruyne comes in as one of the best young players in Europe from Belgian side Genk.

    The Belgian coaching system is currently one of the best in Europe, with youngsters regularly leaving the Low Counties for pastures new. De Bruyne is an attacking midfielder by trade and has been a regular in the side since 2010 despite him only being 20 this year.

    He made his debut in 2009 and has managed to rack up an impressive 79 games with 14 goals so far. Blues fans will be hoping he is the heir apparent to Frank Lampard, as the England midfielder's career invariably begins to wind down.

     

    Premier League

    Patrick Bamford [Nottingham Forest - Chelsea]: £1.5m

    Kevin de Bruyne [Genk - Chelsea]: £6.7m

    Kevin de Bruyne [Chelsea - Genk]: Loan

     

    Football League

    Kwesi Appiah [Margate - Crystal Palace]: Undisclosed

    Stephen Dawson [Leyton Orient - Barnsley]: Undisclosed

    Ben Harding [Wycombe - Northampton]: Free

    Karl Hawley [Notts County - Crawley]: Loan

    Jim Paterson [Unattached - Bristol Rovers]

    Juvhel Tsoumou [Preston - Plymouth]: Loan

    Scott Rendell [Wycombe - Oxford]: Loan

    Anthony McNamee [MK Dons - Wycombe]: Free

Transfer Window: Quick Recap

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    Mark Hughes was the busiest manager during the transfer window, as the newly-appointed QPR manager signed six players for a combined fee of around £12 million.

    The six players in question will easily push Rangers away from the threat of relegation, and given the Welshman's track record, it might be prudent to place a bet on QPR finishing in the top half next season.

    Spurs, as ever, were busy also, with Harry Redknapp making two key signings. The most important may turn out to be the capture of 34-year-old veteran Ryan Nelson, with the centre half proving over the last couple of years what a capable defender he is. His age is against him, though, but his experience will be vital.

    Liverpool and Arsenal did practically no business between either of them, as a couple of fringe players went on loan from North London. This could prove decisive for both teams, as the race for the last Champions League space hots up.

    United and City were also conspicuous by their lack of business in the window, with perhaps the most intriguing move being Ravel Morrisson's transfer to West Ham.

    Chelsea, in trouble in defence and midfield, only invested in the future with the capture of two stars for the future.

    Given the title and relegtion races being what they are, one wonders what might have turned out to be if a chairman like Daniel Levy had perhaps invested a little more heavily like Tony Fernandes at QPR...

    All in all, it was a pretty uninspiring window.

    Thankfully, we have Jim White to make it sound exciting, though...

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