All the completed Transfer Deadline Day deals in one handy page

Manchester City signed five players for a
total of £37m yesterday, while Chelsea’s
Michael Essien joined Real Madrid on loan
and Southampton signed Gaston Ramirez.
City added Champions League experience on
transfer deadline day with the signings of
Maicon from Internazionale and Javi Garcia
from Benfica. The deal for Garcia was done
late last night for a fee of £16m. The 25-year-
old Spain international midfielder is a
natural replacement for Nigel de Jong, whose
move to Milan was confirmed yesterday.
Right-back Maicon, who won the Champions
League with Internazionale in 2010, joined for £3m.

City confirmed three other deals yesterday. Nastasic is a 19-year-old Serbia international
centre-back. He arrives from Fiorentina for a fee of around £10m while Stefan Savic goes in
the opposite direction on loan. Scott Sinclair, a 23-year-old winger, joined from Swansea City
for a fee rising to £8m. The free-transfer signing of goalkeeper Richard Wright was also

Essien, the 29-year-old Ghana midfielder, has left Chelsea to join Real and be reunited with
Jose Mourinho on a season’s loan. Essien has struggled in recent years with knee injuries,
starting just 14 league games last year. Yossi Benayoun has followed Essien out of Stamford
Bridge, returning to West Ham United for a season’s long loan, during which both clubs will
be contributing to his wages. Benayoun played for West Ham for two seasons before leaving
for Liverpool in 2007. Young defender Nathaniel Chalobah also leaves Chelsea on loan,
joining Watford on loan for four months.

Southampton last night completed the signing of Bologna’s attacking midfielder Ramirez for
a club record fee of £12m. Saints had been in talks to sign the Uruguay international for
some time, and arranged his work permit last week, but could only agree the final details

Manager Nigel Adkins was understandably delighted with the move. “A lot of hard work has
gone in from the football club with a lot of negotiations behind the scenes to get this deal
done,” Adkins said. “Great credit to everyone because we have a young, exciting talent
joining us who is one of the best around. The chairman has gone and backed this deal big-
time with the financial outlay, and what we have got is one of the most exciting prospects in
world football coming to St Mary’s.” Southampton striker Billy Sharp has joined Nottingham
Forest on a season’s loan.

Swansea last night confirmed the £5.55m signing of Valencia’s Pablo Hernandez. The 27-
year-old Spain winger enjoyed four successful years at Valencia, after playing under new
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup at Getafe, and he should replace Sinclair out wide.

Everton completed the signing last night of Bryan Oviedo, a Costa Rican left-winger from
Copenhagen for £1.2m. David Moyes attended Oviedo’s successful work permit hearing in
London yesterday morning and the deal was announced at 8pm. Everton captain Phil Neville
wrote on Twitter: “watched [Oviedo] play last week looks top draw to me and he as the 2nd
best stepover In the club!!!” Everton also confirmed the signing of Matthew Kennedy from
Kilmarnock for a nominal fee.

Queen’s Park Rangers, one of the busiest clubs this summer, completed a swap deal with
Marseilles. Joey Barton, recently stripped of the Rangers’ captaincy, joined the Ligue 1 club
for a season’s loan with their defensive midfielder Stephane M’Bia coming the other way.
“What a birthday present,” Barton wrote on Twitter. “Cannot wait to get going.” M’Bia was
just as enthusiastic. “I’m very happy to come to England,” he said. “It is my dream. I want
to do my best. I want to impress in the Premier League.”

Fulham completed the signing of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United on an initial two-
year deal. The 31-year-old striker said he was “delighted” to join Fulham and was “looking
forward” to playing under Martin Jol, who managed him at Tottenham. “As soon as I was
aware of Fulham’s interest my decision to join was an easy one to make,” he said.
Jol in turn declared himself delighted to buy a player with Berbatov’s class. “He’s a player of
great quality and technical ability who will give me the attacking option I’ve been looking
for,” the Dutch manager said. “When he’s not scoring goals, his ingenuity often leads to
chances being created for his team-mates.” Fulham completed the signing of Iranian winger
Ashkan Dejagah from Wolfsbug late last night on a three-year deal. The 26-year-old spent
five years at Wolfsburg after joining from Hertha Berlin.

Aston Villa bought two strikers yesterday: Belgium international Christian Benteke from
Genk on a four-year deal and 21-year-old Chesterfield striker Jordan Bowery for £500,000.
Lambert was pleased to add two young talents to his striking options. “He’s something very
different to what we have here and that added dimension will enhance the football club,” he
said of Benteke. “A young lad he may be, but he’s definitely a handful. He’s tall, powerful,
he has pace and we’ll be stronger with him in the side.” Lambert was also enthusiastic
about Bowery: “He’s a good player.”

Charlie Adam joined Stoke City from Liverpool yesterday on a four-year deal, as Brendan
Rodgers continued his clear-out. “Not only will his creativity and his eye for delivering a
pass be a great asset to us,” said Stoke manager Tony Pulis, “He scored 12 goals for
Blackpool in the Premier League two seasons ago.”

Stoke added two other midfielders in Blackburn Rovers’ Steven Nzonzi and Maurice Edu, a
free agent after leaving Rangers during the summer. Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner
completed a loan move to Italian champions Juventus.

Who went where? Yesterday’s moves
J Garcia (Benfica – Manchester City) £16m
M Nastasic (Fiorentina – Manchester City) £12m [plus Stefan Savic]
G Ramirez (Bologna – Southampton) £12m
R Van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur – Hamburg) £10.2m
H Lloris (Lyons – Tottenham) £8m
C Benteke (Genk – Aston Villa) £7m
S Sinclair (Swansea City – Manchester City) £6.2m
P Hernandez (Valencia – Swansea City) £5.6m
C Adam (Liverpool – Stoke City) £5m
D Berbatov (Manchester United – Fulham) £5m
N de Jong (Man City – Milan) £5m
Maicon (Internazionale – Man C) £3m
K Richardson (Sunderland – Fulham) £2m
A Westwood (Crewe – Aston Villa) £2m
B Oviedo (Copenhagen – Everton) £1.2m
M Edu (Rangers – Stoke City) £1m
J Bowery (Chesterfield – Aston Villa) £500,000
Giovani (Tottenham Hotspur – Real Mallorca) Undisclosed
M Kennedy (Kilmarnock – Everton) Undisclosed
S Mbia (Marseilles – QPR) Undisclosed
A Orlandi (Swansea City – Brighton) Undisclosed
P Agyemang (Queen’s Park Rangers – Stevenage) free
J Barton (QPR – Marseilles) free
F Bessone (Swansea – Swindon) free
S Magri (Portsmouth – QPR) free
C Cropper (unattached – Southampton) Signed
R Wright (unattached – Manchester City) Signed
N Bendtner (Arsenal – Juventus) loan
J Bothroyd (QPR – Sheffield Wednesday) loan
D Boyata (Man City – FC Twente) loan
N Chalobah (Chelsea – Watford) loan
P Dummett (Newcastle United – St Mirren) loan
G Francomb (Norwich – AFC Wimbledon) loan
R Golobart (Wigan – Tranmere) loan
T Hazard (Chelsea – SV Zulte Waregem) loan
G Kakuta (Chelsea – Vitesse Arnhem) loan
Park Ju-young (Arsenal – Celta Vigo) loan
G Popov (Dynamo Kiev – West Bromwich Albion) loan
D Rose (Tottenham – Sunderland) loan
R Santa Cruz (Man City – Malaga) loan
B Sharp (Southampton – Nottingham Forest) loan
J Spearing (Liverpool – Bolton Wanderers) loan

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