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5 Deadline Day transfers you may have missed

Deadline Day was as crazy as ever. Countless transfers took place, some permanent, others temporary.

Tottenham were certainly one the busiest clubs in the market. Everton have also invested upon the arrival of Frank Lampard. And Newcastle, with their new riches, were also very active.

The likes of Dele Alli, Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen all dominated the headlines. The same can be said for former Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey. He has made a loan switch to Rangers.

But what about the moves that have gone slightly under the radar? Here are five Deadline Day transfers you may have missed:

Deniz Undav – Brighton

Definitely one of the more interesting moves of Deadline Day. Brighton have brought in Deniz Undav from Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. The fee is reportedly around £6m. The German striker has, however, been loaned back to the Belgium club.

But the interesting aspect involves the fact that Brighton chairman Tony Bloom also owns Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Moreover, the club sit top of the Belgian Pro League. They are well ahead of Belgian giants Club Brugge and Anderlecht.

Undav’s move could, therefore, be the first of many between the two clubs. And there is even more positive news for Brighton fans. The striker sits joint-top of the Pro League goalscoring standings with 18 goals.

Marcus Edwards – Sporting

Tottenham certainly spent big on incomings, but they may have gotten some of that money back already. The news comes as former Spurs player and academy graduate Marcus Edwards has made a €15m switch to Sporting.

He moves from fellow Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. The 23-year-old has seven goals and three assists in the Portuguese League this season.

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Todd Cantwell – Bournemouth

Todd Cantwell was once one of the most promising young players in the Premier League. He came to life during the 2019/20 campaign. But this season has been different. A miserable season so far has seen him play just eight games.

He has now moved to Championship side Bournemouth on loan in a bid to reignite his career. And he certainly isn’t the only one to have made a move to the Cherries. They brought in five players, including Liverpool’s Nat Phillips and Cardiff striker Kieffer Moore.

Jean-Philippe Mateta – Crystal Palace

The French striker was already a Palace player. He joined the club on loan from Mainz last January. But the Eagles have now turned the move into a permanent one. It is believed to be in the region of £9m.

And it’s not the only transfer of its kind to have taken place in January. Wolves earlier in the month turned Hwang Hee-chan’s loan move from RB Leipzig into a permanent deal.

Auston Trusty – Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was definitely the man making all the noise at Arsenal. He looks set to have been granted his Barcelona wish. But the Gunners were also busy bringing in defender Auston Trusty.

The American centre-back joins from Colorado Rapids. But he will remain with the MLS side on loan for the remainder of the season.

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Peter Lynch

Sports Journalism graduate from the University of Stirling, huge Liverpool and Northern Ireland fan, currently working as a freelancer.

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