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Major done deals you may have missed during the week up to deadline day

By Harry Edwards

Published: 14:08, 8 August 2019

Here we are, the final day of the Premier League transfer window.

The day promises to be a busy one with David Luiz expected to join Arsenal, while Giovani Lo Celso is reportedly close to signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

This past week has also seen big moves including Joao Cancelo and Danilo swapping places at Manchester City and Juventus.

But what of the deals that may have fallen under the radar in the excitement of the window?

Fear not, as Squawka have you covered with 10 done deals you may have missed from this week.


Josh Sims

From: Southampton

To: NY Red Bulls

Fee: Loan

Premier League clubs loaning out young players to get experience is not a new thing, but sending them to MLS is.

Josh Sims, 22, made seven Premier League appearances for Southampton last season but will spend the first half of the new campaign on loan with New York Red Bulls – whose season runs until November – joining the squad as a Young Designated Player.

Alexander Sorloth

From: Crystal Palace

To: Trabzonspor

Fee: Loan

Crystal Palace need goals this season but have once again decided against relying on Alexander Sorloth.

The 23-year-old striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Gent and has now left Selhurst Park again on a temporary basis, this time moving to Turkish club Trabzonspor until the end of 2020/21.

Jason Puncheon

From: Free Agent

To: Pafos

Fee: Free

Jason Puncheon left Crystal Palace at the end of June when his contract officially ran out. But the 33-year-old has wasted little time in finding a new club.

On Tuesday, Puncheon was announced as the latest signing for Cypriot side Pafos FC and was immediately dubbed the greatest transfer in the club’s history, as well as “one of the most important in Cypriot football”.

Harry Arter

From: Bournemouth

To: Fulham

Fee: Loan

Having spent last season on loan at Cardiff City, Harry Arter will once again be spending the year away from Bournemouth.

The 29-year-old links up with his brother-in-law, Scott Parker, and will be hoping to help Fulham secure an immediate return to the Premier League.

Ruben Aguilar

From: Montpellier

To: Monaco

Fee: £9m

Ruben Aguilar had been a target for Crystal Palace as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka but any hopes were scuppered as Monaco swooped in for the 26-year-old.

Aguilar signed with the principality club on a five-year deal and looks set to be Monaco’s first-choice right-back.

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Djibril Sidibe

From: Monaco

To: Everton

Fee: Loan

As a result of Aguilar’s signing, Djibril Sidibe’s chances of playing time at Monaco took a hit, leading to the French right-back leaving the club.

He has joined Everton on a season-long loan to provide competition for Seamus Coleman, with the Toffees also reportedly having an option to buy him next summer.

Kevin Trapp

From: Paris Saint-Germain

To: Eintracht Frankfurt

Fee: £8.3m

Having spent last season on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Paris Saint-Germain, Kevin Trap returns to the Eagles, this time on a permanent deal.

The German was a key member of the Eintracht squad that reached the semi-finals of the Europa League and is expected to return as their No.1, rather than having to fight Alphonse Areola and Marcin Bulka at PSG.

Albian Ajeti

From: Basel

To: West Ham United

Fee: £8m

An early morning deal on the final day of the Premier League transfer window, Alian Ajeti became West Ham’s sixth summer signing.

The 22-year-old striker scored 21 goals in 43 games for Basel last season and started the new campaign off in similar form, bagging two in three before leaving for West Ham.

George Puscas

From: Inter Milan

To: Reading

Fee: £8m

The scourge of England at the U-21 European Championships in June, George Puscas will hope to cause panic among Championship defences this season, joining Reading from Inter Milan.

A fee believed to be in the region of £8m, Romanian Puscas is Reading’s club-record signing, just edging the fee spent on Sone Aluko in 2017.

Bojan Krkic

From: Free Agent

To: Montreal Impact

Fee: Free

On Tuesday, Stoke City confirmed the departure of Bojan Krkic, with the former Barcelona wonderkid terminating his contract by mutual consent.

This opened the opportunity for the 28-year-old to move to MLS side Montreal Impact, signing a year-and-a-half deal.