£140 Million Deadline Day Creates Record-Breaking Transfer Window

September 3, 2013 - Posted by Alice Jenkinson

England wakes up with a deadline day hangover after a £140 million spend took outlays during the summer transfer window to a record-breaking £630 million.

The Big Deal: Arsenal

Arsenal’s notoriously tight purse strings popped with the £42.4 million signing of Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil. “Arsenal Spender” – as The Daily Mail exclaimed – will enjoy a slew of creative riches at his disposal, but the lack of defensive reinforcements or an Olivier Giroud back-up mean a Top 4 spot is far from guaranteed.

Mezut Ozil

Man Utd

Manchester Utd’s fruitless summer saw one angry fan tweet: “BREAKING NEWS: David Moyes announces the signing of South Korean midfielder Fukin-No-Won.”

But last-chance saloon saw the Red Devils snap up Belgian fur ball Marouane Fellaini for £27.5 million from Everton. It was a frantic finish to a transfer window that saw unsuccessful bids for La Liga quartet Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Sami Khedira and Ander Herrera. Their bid for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is still pending.

United fans have been lamenting the departure of former Chief Executive David Gill after his replacement Ed Woodward’s failure to secure leading targets.

Marouane Fellaini


Flushed with the triumph of beating rivals Manchester United one-nil at the weekend, Liverpool scored two transfers for the price of one, signing centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori for a cool £25 million combined fee.

Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori


Meanwhile Everton picked up Wigan midfielder James McCarthy for £13 million and Aston Villa nabbed Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak for £7 million.

James McCarthy

The Championship

Harry Redknapp teased reporters from his car window before securing last-ditch loan deals for Spurs duo Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Let’s hope all this cash translates into some decent footy, eh? Check the full list of transfers below:

Premier league

Cameron Jerome – Stoke to Crystal Palace (undisclosed)

Marouane Fellaini – Everton to Manchester United (undisclosed)

Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea to Everton (loan)

James McCarthy – Wigan to Everton (undisclosed)

Gareth Barry – Manchester City to Everton (loan)

Victor Anichebe – Everton to West Brom (undisclosed)

Gedo – Al Ahly to Hull City (loan)

Elsad Zverotic – Young Boys to Fulham (Undisclosed)

Andrea Dossena – Napoli to Sunderland (free)

Stephane Sessegnon – Sunderland to West Brom (Undisclosed)

Mesut Ozil – Real Madrid to Arsenal (Undisclosed)

Fabio Borini – Liverpool to Sunderland (loan)

Alvaro Vazquez – Getafe to Swansea (loan)

Emiliano Viviano – Palermo to Arsenal (loan)

Libor Kozak – Lazio to Aston Villa (undisclosed)

Stephen Ireland – Aston Villa to Stoke (loan)

Adrian Mariappa – Reading to Crystal Palace (undisclosed)

Victor Moses – Chelsea to Liverpool (loan)

Lee Camp – West Brom (free)

Mamadou Sakho – Paris Saint-Germain to Liverpool (undisclosed)

Morgan Amalfitano – Marseille to West Brom (loan)

Tiago Ilori – Sporting Lisbon to Liverpool (undisclosed)

Marko Arnautovic – Werder Bremen to Stoke (undisclosed)

Jack Hunt – Huddersfield to Crystal Palace (undisclosed)

Emmanuel Mayuka – Southampton to Sochaux (loan)

Abdul Razak – Manchester City to Anzhi Makhachkala (loan)

Francisco Junior – Everton to Vitesse Arnhem (loan)

Sam Hutchinson – Chelsea to Vitesse Arnhem (loan)


Ryan Shotton – Wigan to Stoke (loan)

Kei Kamara – Sporting Kansas to Middlesbrough (undisclosed)

Jacob Butterfield – Norwich to Middlesbrough (undisclosed)

Niko Kranjcar – Dynamo Kiev to QPR (loan)

Michael Kightly – Stoke to Burnley (loan)

Nathan Tyson – Derby to Blackpool (Undisclosed)

Tom Carroll – Tottenham to QPR (loan)

Benoit Assou-Ekotto – Tottenham to QPR (loan)

Cameron Stewart – Hull to Charlton (loan)

Nick Powell – Manchester United to Wigan (loan)

Peter Ramage – Crystal Palace to Barnsley (loan)

Paul Caddis – Swindon to Birmingham (undisclosed)

Liam Fontaine – Bristol City to Yeovil (loan)

Bradley Orr – Blackburn to Blackpool (loan)

League One

Danny Green – Charlton to MK Dons (loan)

Stephen McLaughlin – Nottingham Forest to Bristol City (loan)

Raphael Calvet – Auxerre to Brentford (undisclosed)

Marcello Trotta – Fulham to Brentford (loan)

Jayden Stockley – Bournemouth to Leyton Orient (loan)

Conor Townsend – Hull to Carlisle (loan)

James O’Connor – Derby to Bristol City (loan)

Harry Bunn – Manchester City to Sheffield United (loan)

Massimo Luongo – Tottenham to Swindon (£400,000)

Dany N’Guessan – Swindon (free)

Mohammed El Gabas – Swindon (free)

Florent Cuvelier – Stoke to Sheffield United (undisclosed)

Genseric Kusunga – Basel to Oldham (free)

League Two

Cauley Woodrow – Fulham to Southend (loan)

David Noble – Rotherham to Cheltenham

Marcus Bettinelli – Fulham to Accrington Stanley (loan)

Hamza Bencherif – Plymouth Argyle (free)

Jamie Reckord – Wolves to Plymouth Argyle (loan)

Brian Jensen – Bury (free)

Graham Cummins – Preston to Rochdale (loan)

Marcus Carver – Accrington to AFC Halifax Town (loan)

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Alice Jenkinson


Alice has always had a passion for writing, but she couldn't think of a way to make that into a job. She started to write betting and promotion reviews and found that she had a surprising knack for it. We grabbed her before anyone else could and now she’s a happy little writer, just don’t interrupt her before she’s had a coffee in the morning – no-one should have to see that. You can find her on Twitter and Google+.

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