5 Deadline-Day Signings Who Could Have Huge Impacts in the Premier League
Between now and then, every single EPL team is likely to strengthen.
Will Andre Villas-Boas sell the rest of his squad?
Here, we take the chance to look at five deadline signings that will really make the difference for their team and who will have a huge impact upon all proceedings within the Premier League.
So read on as we take a look at the five players who really could turn the Premier League upside down.
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Andy Carroll to Leave Liverpool with Klass Jan Huntelaar to Replace Him?
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It is no secret that Andy Carroll is available from Liverpool FC for the right price.
So far this summer, we have seen West Ham agree a loan deal with the Reds with a view to buying the player next season for £17 million, only for the player to reject the move.
We have also seen Newcastle make a similar loan deal to the Hammers' one, albeit for £5 million less with Liverpool rejecting the bid out of hand.
So it will come as no surprise to find that Andy Carroll will be on top of many teams shopping lists.
Liverpool have practically named the price they would accept when they accepted West Ham's initial bid, so now everyone knows what is needed to push the deal through.
The Hammers and Newcastle are obvious suitors, and both would benefit hugely from the England international playing centre forward.
In Big Sam's tactical eyes, Carroll would be the ideal centre forward, and you can already see how the rest of the team is ready and waiting for a player of that type.
While at Newcastle, Carroll would undoubtedly form a three-way dream team partnership with Demba Ba and Papis Cisse playing just off the big striker.
So the immediate benefits for the two teams in pole position are there for all to see.
His departure will have an immediate knock on effect for Liverpool FC. Brendan Rodgers' system of play demands he has at least three strikers on his books, so if Carroll leaves, someone has to come in.
According to the latest reports, that replacement could be none other than Klass Jan Huntelaar. Dutch TV channel Sport 1 is reporting that "the Hunter" is keen to, once again, link up with Luis Suarez. The pair enjoyed two fruitful seasons together before the leading lights of Liverpool and Real Madrid ended their partnership.
However, and it must be said, there are always clubs lurking around in the shadows where transfers like this are concerned. So don't be surprised to find Andy Carroll on loan at the likes of Stoke City, Fulham or even Carroll or Huntelaar at Tottenham Hotspur come September 1.
Yann M'Villa: Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to Battle over French Star
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Arsenal have lost Alex Song to Barcelona for £15 million; Tottenham Hotspur have lost Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £33 million.
So what do the two North London rivals do to fill the inevitable void left by the loss of the star midfielder?
They track the same player.
The race to sign Yann M'Villa is hotting up as the window readies to close.
Both clubs have seemingly been linked with this player for nigh on a year and allowed the track to run dry only to re-kindle the interest of late.
For Arsenal, the player would fit straight in, as he is arguably a better class of player than Alex Song with a similar style. While for Tottenham, he would not exactly be a direct replacement for Luka Modric, but he would definitely, if partnered with Scott Parker, provide one of the toughest, if not the toughest central midfield partnership in the EPL.
M'Villa's club Rennes have announced that the midfielder has played his last game for the club.
So with each North London club racing for his signature, rumoured to be available at £17 million, one team faces the prospect of going half the season without a first-choice midfield.
But should either side not sign a replacement midfielder, then the chances of finishing in the top four come May are very slim indeed.
Bargain Basement; Kevin Doyle Is the Most Underrated Centre Forward in Britain
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Kevin Doyle, the most underrated centre forward in Britain, as the caption says above, is available for transfer from Wolves, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.
The Irish striker does not have the greatest goals-to-games ratio, with 104 across 353 games but he is one of the hardest working players in the game today.
In fairness to Doyle, he has spent the vast majority of his young career playing for the likes of Reading and Wolves, and at 28, he is primed for one last big move to the Premiership.
Ask any Premier League centre half who was the toughest player they faced last season, and Doyle's name is guaranteed to crop up regularly. He is a players' player and is as tough and as strong as they come despite being only 6'0".
His game would benefit any number of teams who depend upon their centre forward taking the ball in and holding off their marker before laying it off to a supporting midfielder.
In short, Doyle—and try telling this to Giovani Trappatoni—is designed to play in a modern 4-2-3-1 and if given the support, he will not only create chances, but he would also score more goals given the better players he is playing with.
Who would Doyle suit, I hear you ask.
Well, at the moment, David Moyes and Everton are in pole position, having made their interest known, and they will most likely face stiff competition for his signature from the likes of Aston Villa, QPR, Stoke City and Fulham.
However, if push came to shove and if given the chance, Doyle would easily slot into the centre forward slot at any from Tottenham Hotspur to Liverpool, or even Arsenal, as he would become the foil to their creative and goal-scoring midfielders and support strikers.
Jesus Navas: Second Coming of Fabregas for Arsenal?
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As Arsenal adjust to life without Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Robin van Persie and Samir Nasir, Arsene Wenger has begun building what really is his fifth team since joining Arsenal in 1996.
This summer, yet again, has been one of huge change, both expected and unexpected.
Robin van Persie was eventually sold for £24 million, as expected, but it was to arch-rivals Manchester United. However, Wenger had known all summer that his captain would move on and had shopped accordingly by bringing in German international Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla for a combined fee of £39 million.
By bringing in these players, Wenger basically set about replacing and strengthening the players he lost both this season and last.
However, there is still something missing.
Something in the wide positions.
An itch that needs to be scratched sooner rather than later.
Podolski may be a decent centre forward, and both Giroud and Cazorla have impressed early on, but they need support if they are to support Podolski properly.
The player to link up with Giroud and Cazorla in Wenger's 4-2-3-1 should be Jesus Navas and not Theo Walcott.
It has long been known that Walcott is stalling on a new deal at the Gunners, but if Wenger were to sign the diminutive and superb wide man, he would immediately strengthen his team and his negotiating position with Walcott.
Navas would be ideal for Arsenal or Manchester United for that matter, but it is the Gunners who would benefit most from a deadline-day transfer.
Jermain Defoe: Would the Striker Guarantee Europe or Premier League Status?
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It is no secret that Tottenham Hotspur are chasing a whole platoon of strikers, as usual, as deadline day nears.
The problem for the current strikers at the club, though, is that Andre Villas-Boas prefers to work with just three, and with the hunt in full flight, three plus one just does not compute for the Portuguese.
The odd man out from newly-signed Emmanuel Adebayor, the up-and-coming Harry Kane, Defoe and the striker who can only be called Mr. X at the moment (although it could be anyone from Willian, Loic Remy, Leandro Damiao or even Andy Carroll) is none other than Defoe.
As a player, he just does not fit into a 4-2-3-1 formation, and certainly not the way Harry Redknapp or Andre Villas-Boas utilise it.
So with Defoe being the odd man out, he is more or less available for transfer.
Who would be interested?
Almost every team outside last season's top six would be keen on taking on the instinctive striker.
Defoe would be perfect at Stoke City, where he could, once again, link up with Peter Crouch. He would also be a great signing for Aston Villa, although they seem to have cooled their interest of late, but the team he would probably suit most would be QPR.
Mark Hughes would be able to link the little striker up with Bobby Zamora, with Djibril Cisse making way, to form a formidable strike force that would certainly keep Rangers up the Premier League next season.
In other words, if Hughes can sign Defoe for around £10 million, it will be money extremely well-spent.