Yesterday as the latest british transfer window closed the rush of last minute dead line day signings saw combined Premier League clubs spend over £1.41bn during the summer.
With deadline day alone hitting £170m by the English top flight teams, the 18 deals that were confirmed actually made it the fewest number of deals on the last day of the summer transfer window in a decade.
The biggest incoming deal was very close to missing out as Alex Iwobi (pictured) moved north from Arsenal to join Everton for £34m in a deal that was only confirmed hours after the 5pm dead line had passed. On what was a busy day for the Gunners who were the Premier Leagues biggest spenders during the summer topping the list at £155m, as they also brought in two new players in £25m rated left back Kieran Tierney from Celtic and Centre back David Luiz from neighbours Chelsea for £8m.
Tottenham also had a busy day with the recruitment of Real Betis Midfielder Giovani lo Celso on a loan deal with the option to buy next summer and 19 year old winger Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for £25m. Possible on of the biggest stories was the one that got away due to Juventus deciding not to part with forward Paulo Dybala when a deal was believed to have been agreed.
Watford smashed their club record with a £25m bid for Winger Ismaila Sarr from Rennes, while Leicester City spent £18m of the money they received from Harry Maguire on midfielder Dennis Praet from Serie A side Sampdoria.
Three former England Internationals will also start new chapters in their careers today as Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater moved north to join Burnley on loan, Manchester City strengthen their goal keeping option taking Scott Carson on loan from Derby and free agent Andy Carroll was the talk of the north East after agreeing to return to his boyhood club Newcastle United.
The biggest movement away from the Premier League came in the form of Manchester United’s Belgium International striker Romelu Lukaku who joined Serie A side Inter Milan for £73m after the Italian club increased their bid in their second attempt. Going for a million pound less than they paid for him two years ago the want away forward, who has not played a minute of United’s pre season and this week decided to train with his old side Anderlecht has believed to have signed a 5 year deal with the club.