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TRANSFER WINDOW FINALLY CLOSED

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Window Closed

Though it was a dawdling launch to the transfer window, it closed in intriguing style.

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The traditional transfer window in January opened amidst a sluggish move in and out of players from various clubs across Europe, and with the turn of the month the curtain falls till the next transfer window is opened. Find out the big movers and the ousted players.

Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge united with West Ham United on loan to the end of the season while Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Bentley made a switch to Birmingham City. Midfielder Steve Sidwell moved from Aston Villa to Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

Edin Dzeko was the first big mover of the January transfer window. The striker signed for Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a fee said to be some £27m. It is also a record fee for a Bundesliga player. Another big move came out of the blue when Sunderland striker Darren Bent moved to Aston Villa for a fee of £18m.

After a successful loan spell with Stoke City, Jermaine Pennant signed full-time from Real Zaragoza for an initial fee of £1.725m while Hatem Ben Arfa completed a move to Newcastle United from Marseille. Wolverhampton Wanderers ratified a return to Belgium for homesick defender Jelle van Damme who has joined Standard Liege and Manchester United rubber-stamped their recent capture of goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard from Aalesunds for an undisclosed fee.

The transfer window closed on Monday 31st January. Below are some of the latest transfers in the English Premier League:

ARSENAL

IN: Ryo Miyaichi (free agent)

OUT: Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Moenchengladbach, undisclosed), Vito Mannone (Hull City, loan), Wellington (Levante, loan), Ryo Miyaichi (Feyenoord, loan), Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff City, loan), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Cardiff City, loan)

CHELSEA

IN:

OUT: Ben Gordon (Scunthorpe United, loan)

EVERTON

IN:

OUT: Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Leicester City, loan), Zac Thompson (Leeds United, free), Steven Pienaar (Tottenham Hotspur, undislcosed)

FULHAM

IN: Steve Sidwell (Aston Villa, undisclosed)

OUT: Frederik Stoor (Valerenga, undisclosed), Rob Milsom (Aberdeen, undisclosed), David Elm (Elfsborg, undisclosed)

LIVERPOOL

IN:

OUT: Charles Itandje (Atromitos, free), Andras Simon (released), Nathan Eccleston (Charlton Athletic, loan), Stephen Darby (Notts County, loan), Ryan Babel (Hoffenheim, undisclosed)

MANCHESTER CITY

IN: Gai Assulin (free agent), Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg, undisclosed)

OUT: Ben Mee (Leicester City, loan), Wayne Bridge (West Ham United, loan), Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn Rovers, loan), Abdisalam Ibrahim (Scunthorpe United, loan), Javan Vidal (Chesterfield, loan)

MANCHESTER UNITED

IN: Anders Lindegaard (Aalesunds, undisclosed)

OUT: James Chester (Hull City, undisclosed), Ben Amos (Oldham Athletic, loan), Corry Evans (Hull City, loan), Federico Macheda (Sampdoria, loan)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

IN: Bongani Khumalo (Supersport United, £1.5m), Steven Pienaar (Everton, undislcosed)

OUT: John Obika (Peterborough United, loan), Harry Kane (Leyton Orient, loan), David Bentley (loan, Birmingham City), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa, loan), Andros Townsend

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