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From Newcastle’s only arrival to ex-Tottenham man: Done deals you might have missed from January deadline day

By Harry Edwards

Published: 23:01, 1 February 2024

The 2024 January transfer window has closed.

While this window was a bit quieter than some would have liked, there were still a lot of moves to try and follow on the final day.

The big ones that dominated the headlines were Armando Broja’s loan move from Chelsea to Fulham, and Crystal Palace forking out an initial £18m for Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton. And, of course, Lewis Hamilton’s impending move from Mercedes to Ferrari.

But what of the moves finalised on deadline day that may have gone under the radar? We’ve got you covered, with the best of the bunch.

Alfie Harrison

From: Man City
To: Newcastle
Fee: Undisclosed

While there were a lot of loan deals done on the day, and more on some of them in a bit, there was a permanent move for Alfie Harrison. The 18-year-old midfielder had scored eight goals in eight U18 Premier League games, as well as providing four assists. He’s a signing for the future and will expect to join the Magpies’ youth teams, with Man City agreeing a 40% sell-on clause into the deal. The only Newcastle arrival of the window.

Enes Unal

From: Getafe
To: Bournemouth
Fee: Loan

Enes Unal was fantastic for Getafe last season, scoring 14 goals in 35 games as they just about stayed in La Liga. The Turkish forward missed the end of the season due to an ACL injury, which has kept him out until the past few weeks, but he will spend the rest of the campaign at Bournemouth. Like a fair few deals this winter, there is an obligation to buy in the summer.

Kieffer Moore

From: Bournemouth
To: Ipswich
Fee: Loan

Kieffer Moore has been out of favour for Bournemouth this season, and it’s easy to see why when his competition is an in-form Dominic Solanke. The Welshman has played just 100 minutes in the Premier League this season, and he did find the net in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. But he will now ply his trade to the remainder of the season with Ipswich, hoping to help the Tractor Boys secure promotion from the Premier League.

Maxime Esteve

From: Montpellier
To: Burnley
Fee: Loan

Burnley are facing a fight to stay in the Premier League and they’ve bolstered their defence to try and do so. Centre-back Maxime Esteve has joined on loan from Montpellier, with a reported mandatory option to buy in the summer if certain conditions are met. The Frenchman has made 12 appearances for Montpellier in Ligue 1 this season, playing just under 998 minutes.

Hugo Ekitike

From: PSG
To: Eintracht Frankfurt
Fee: Loan

Hugo Ekitike first joined PSG on loan from Reims in the summer of 2022 before making the move permanent a year later. But the striker, full of promise, has struggled in the big pond of PSG. In his first season at the Parc des Princes, Ekitike played 25 times in Ligue 1 with 12 of those coming from the start, but he managed only three goals. This season, there have been eight minutes in total, and now Ekitike has joined Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt on loan with a mandatory option to buy.

Yerry Mina

From: Fiorentina
To: Cagliari
Fee: Free

Former Everton defender Yerry Mina is on the move again. The Colombian only left the Toffees in the summer, joining Serie A side Fiorentina. But his stay with the Viola has been short-lived (with just 41 league minutes), now linking up with Claudio Ranieri at Cagliari.

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Mahmoud Dahoud

From: Brighton
To: Stuttgart
Fee: Loan

A summer signing you may have forgotten, Mahmoud Dahoud played just nine times for Brighton in the Premier League and has only featured for 45 minutes since he was sent off against Sheffield United before the November international break. An unused substitute four times, Dahoud has sealed a temporary return back to the Bundesliga, joining Stuttgart until the end of the season.

Morgan Rogers

From: Middlesbrough
To: Aston Villa
Fee: £8m

More money spent in the Premier League, Aston Villa have bolstered their attack in signing winger Morgan Rogers from Middlesbrough. The Englishman has been directly involved in eight goals in the Championship this season, including six assists. He created 37 chances and had xA of 4.13, but will now ply his trade at Villa Park.

Rodrigo Ribeiro

From: Sporting CP
To: Nottingham Forest
Fee: Loan

Rodrigo Ribeiro isn’t a name too many outside of Portugal will know, but Premier League fans will get to learn more about him over the next few months. The starlet has joined Nottingham Forest on loan from Sporting CP until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

Bryan Zaragoza

From: Granada
To: Bayern Munich
Fee: Loan

An almost ever-present for Granada in La Liga this season, only missing one game through suspension, Bryan Zaragoza has scored six goals for the club including two against Barcelona. He leads La Liga for take-ons attempted (118) and only one player has completed more than his 53. But he has switched Andalusia for Bavaria, joining Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy.

Myron Boadu

From: Monaco
To: FC Twente
Fee: Loan

Once well-known as a Football Manager and FIFA Career Mode wonderkid, Myron Boadu was supposed to be in the best place to grow as a young player, joining Monaco in in 2021. But after 68 appearances, the Dutchman has scored just 10 goals, and he is now back in the Netherlands. Boadu has joined FC Twente until the end of the season, and will be hoping to get back on track in more familiar surroundings.

Benjamin Stambouli

From: Adama Demirspor
To: Stade Reims
Fee: Free

Best known for his year spent at Tottenham Hotspur as a centre-back, Benjamin Stambouli is now playing as a defensive midfielder. After a year at PSG, and then five with Schalke, Stambouli had been plying his trade with Adana Demirspor in Turkey since 2021. This season, he’s played 20 times in the Super Lig and had been captain of the Turkish club. But he saw his contract terminated by Adana Demirspor due to financial difficulties and has returned to France, joining Stade Reims on a free transfer.

Orel Mangala

From: Nottingham Forest
To: Lyon
Fee: Loan

An outgoing at Nottingham Forest, Orel Mangala has in started 19 of their 22 games in the Premier League, forming the base of their midfield. But his time at the City Ground has come to an end. Mangala has moved to Lyon on loan until the end of the season with an obligation to buy worth around £30m.

Mason Holgate

From: Everton
To: Sheffield United
Fee: Loan

Try to wrap your heads around this one. Mason Holgate was on loan at Southampton from Everton, but had played just five times in the Championship. While it may be understandable to terminate his loan, what is interesting is the fact that he has now been sent to Everton’s relegation rivals Sheffield United until the end of the season.

Bertrand Traore

From: Aston Villa
To: Villarreal
Fee: Free

Bertrand Traore is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations, but when that is over he will not be returning to Aston Villa. The Burkinabè winger has swapped Villa for Villarreal, with the Midlands club terminating his contract to allow the move to go through. Traore, who spent four years on the books at Chelsea, played just 10 minutes of Premier League action this season and 43 in total across all competitions.