Paul Arriola from USMNT, DeAndre Yedlin in motion
The second broadcast period of the COVID-19 pandemic has officially come and gone, and the window was slammed in most of Europe on Monday evening.
As in the longer summer market, the ongoing health crisis has again had a significant impact on the procedure. Many clubs have finances in a state where they are either unwilling or unable to get expensive high profile business talent that we have seen addresses change in the past.
However, that does not mean that there have not been any significant steps. On the contrary.
Here is a look at the largest signatures on the deadline.
Liverpool defenders Kabak, Davies, on loan
Jürgens Klopp’s injured Reds have tried to strengthen their defense since Stud center-back Virgil van Dijk underwent knee surgery at the end of the season in October. Recent reports suggest Van Djjk might return earlier, but the Dutch international is under less pressure after Liverpool signed two center-backs on Monday: Ozan Kabak from Schalke in Bundesliga and Ben Davies from Preston North End in second division English championship.
Davies, 27, is highly regarded. But Kabak is the real price despite Schalke’s nightmare campaign in Germany. The 20-year-old Turk was first recommended to the Reds over a year ago by David Wagner, Klopp’s former assistant at Borussia Dortmund. He arrives in Anfield on loan and has the option to buy for a cool $ 110 million this summer.
The Reds also sent the underutilized playmaker Takumi Minamino to Southampton just before 11pm. Local time.
DeAndre Yedlin swaps Newcastle for Galatasaray
The long-time US men’s national speedster reportedly had an offer from an MLS team last month, but Yedlin will stay in Europe a little longer after being sold by the Magpies to Istanbul giant Galatasaray after six years in England.
The move is permanent and not a loan, which indicates that Galatasaray see the former Seattle, Sunderland and Tottenham player as a regular. That should keep the 27-year-old in the mix with the USA, which, like Yedlin’s preferred competition for the right backcourt, exploded in the second half of 2020.
USMNT’s Paul Arriola and Daryl Dike are on loan to English clubs
Yedlin wasn’t the only American to get a new address on Monday. Paul Arriola and Daryl Dike are on loan from D.C. United and Orlando City on their way to the English championship.
Arriola will follow along with US teammate Jordan Morris Swansea. Emox News was the first to cover it the swans’ interest in the winger, who scored twice in the USMNT’s 7-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday evening. Swansea confirmed the news On Monday.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Dike, who made his international debut from the bank in the match, is on his way to Barnsley.
This all comes a day after Bayern Munich loaned Chris Richards to Hoffenheim and AS Roma inked another former FC Dallas Academy product, Bryan Reynolds, from the MLS side. Eventful window for USMNT players.
Dele Alli stays at Spurs after PSG talks collapse
Sometimes the biggest transfers are the ones that don’t happen. Alli’s failed move to Paris Saint-Germain definitely falls into this category. After the England team veteran was frozen by defensive Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho earlier this season, he was hoping to reunite with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino in the French capital.
Spurs initially seemed open, if not happy, about removing Alli’s wages from the payroll. After injuring co-attacker Giovani Lo Celso, Tottenham decided to hold the 24-year-old at least until the summer.
Arsenal move three more players out the door …
The Gunners brought Martin Ødegaard and Matthew Ryan into the window earlier but the rumored move for Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt will have to wait until the summer.
Last month’s fire sale – Arsenal sacked veterans Mesut Ozil (after Fenerbahce) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Olympiacos) – continued to a lesser extent as of the cut-off date when the club said goodbye to Shkodran Mustafi, who went to Schalke, and young Matthew Smith (Charlton) and Joe Willock (Newcastle) in addition to Maitland-Niles.
… while Manchester United is mostly pat
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said early on the deadline that Red Devils fans wouldn’t have to stay up late on Monday as the club did most of its business in January. The most notable move had been defense attorney Jesse Lingard, who was on loan at West Ham for the remainder of the campaign.
In fact, United’s only deal on Monday was loaning 18-year-old Teden Mengi to the lower division Derby County.
The relegation battle against West Brom strengthens three reinforcements
West Bromwich Albion were in 19th place after their promotion to the Premier League last summer and needed help. They got some on Monday.
Sam Allardyce’s team have won three key recruits: Celta Vigo midfielder Okay Yokuslu, Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagbe and the versatile 23-year-old Arsenal product Ainsley Maitland-Niles. All three play an important role for Allardyce in West Brom’s efforts to avoid relegation in the coming months.
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