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For an aficionado of the African game, and as someone who writes extensively about Nigerian football, the final days of the transfer window were intriguing.
Three Nigerian players changed hands among Premier League teams, and the trio will be keen to make a major impact over the coming months.
Victor Anichebe, born in Lagos but an Everton player for over a decade, left the Toffees, the only club he has ever played for, for a fresh challenge at West Bromwich Albion.
Speaking about his move from Merseyside, where new boss Roberto Martinez has recruited Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone to support Nikica Jelavic, Anichebe told Sky Sports: "It was a wrench and there were moments even when I was driving down when I thought, 'is this the right decision?"
Certainly, a fresh start brings much uncertainty for the Nigerian—who has often promised to deliver so much.
At the Albion he will be replacing Peter Odemwingie, who fell out with the WBA faithful so spectacularly following his attempted transfer to QPR last January.
The forward appeared keen to forget his past misdemeanours upon arriving at Cardiff, as reported by The Sun (subscription required): "I'd like to thank the West Brom fans and staff for everything. I'll definitely take with me the positives and great memories"
Anichebe will be hoping to make a much more positive impact on the Baggies fans.
A final Nigerian intra-Premier League move saw star Super Eagles striker Victor Moses move from Chelsea to Liverpool on loan.
The move represents a promising decision for all involved; Moses receives the chance to play for another elite club in the EPL, Chelsea are able to see another of their investments flourish on loan, rather than rot in their reserve side, and Liverpool receive the services of one of Africa’s finest frontmen.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Moses revealed the role that fellow forward Daniel Sturridge played in getting him to Anfield:
He said I'd love it here, but he didn't need to say much. The next morning, I had a word with my agent and told him it could be the right move for me.