15 post-deadline day deals you might have missed, from Jan Vertonghen to Marcelo
Deadline day dished up plenty of late drama in the transfer window but business has still been going on in the days beyond the summer’s much-anticipated ‘window slam’.
There were a handful of club-defining deals that transpired earlier this month, including Man Utd’s £82m move for Antony — the third-highest transfer in their history — while Arsenal and Chelsea’s cross-pollination of players to don both colours added another name with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining the latter. Liverpool also snapped up Arthur to ease their midfield crisis, and of course, Pep Guardiola couldn’t help himself but take one last dip into City’s cavernous kitty, picking up Manuel Akanji.
But, if you thought everyone just shook hands and left it at that until January, you’d be sorely mistaken. In the proceeding days — and even hours after the window closed — contracts have been signed, affiliations changed and deals completed. Here, we look at some of those post-deadline day transfers that have gone through.
LiveScore Bet: How to sign up and get £20 in Free Bets
Don't have an account with LiveScore Bet? This new bookmaker offers users the ability to watch and bet on select competitions live (like the FA Cup, Serie A, La Liga and more) and eligible readers can earn £20 in free bets by signing up today with this link.
18+ only. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org
Welcome to your new home, Mr Barkley 💪🔴⚫️#OGCNice #RossBarkleypic.twitter.com/bR2mwZcHFZ
— OGC Nice 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@ogcnice_eng) September 4, 2022
Signed for: Nice
Signed from: Chelsea
Nice have been hoovering up Premier League players this summer like their life depended on it. Owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the Mancunian has been returning to more familiar pastures to bulk up the French Riviera club’s squad, including Kasper Schmeichel, Nicolas Pepe, Joe Bryan, Mads Sorensen from Brentford, former Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, former Chelsea academy prospect Marcin Bulka and, most recently, Ross Barkley. The England midfielder relocates to southern France looking to revitalise his career after stagnating in west London.
Michy Batshuayi, özel program dahilinde çalışmalarına başladı. 💪 pic.twitter.com/DymXZ0n4HX
— Fenerbahçe SK (@Fenerbahce) September 4, 2022
Signed for: Fenerbahce
Signed from: Chelsea
After a deadline-day deal to summer shopaholics Nottingham Forest fell through, Michy Batshuayi opted for a return to Turkey, having spent last season on loan at Besiktas. The Belgian has risked the wrath of Kara Kartallar fans by joining Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce, who will be hoping the Chelsea flop can help end their near-decade wait for Super Lig supremacy.
🆕 player @marcosalonso03: It's about effort and sacrifice pic.twitter.com/zxGM3yLSxt
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 7, 2022
Signed for: Barcelona
Signed from: Chelsea
Marcos Alonso terminated his Chelsea contract by mutual consent on deadline day, despite having one year left on his deal — and the following day, he joined Barca for the 2022/23 season. A product of Real Madrid’s academy, Alonso has relocated to his boyhood club’s Clasico rivals, Barcelona, hoping to play his part in a potential La Liga dethroning this campaign. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Marcos Alonso Pena, who also represented Barca during his playing career.
OUR NEW NUMBER 12! / Nuestro Nuevo Numero 12 🔴⚪️ @MarceloM12#Olympiacos #Marcelo #M12 #Legend #WelcomeMarcelo #Football #Piraeus #Greece #Brazil #WeKeepOnDreaming pic.twitter.com/xKsWtfIl23
— Olympiacos FC (47🏆) (@olympiacosfc) September 5, 2022
Signed for: Olympiakos
Signed from: Real Madrid
After a trophy-laden existence in the Spanish capital, Marcelo finally left Real Madrid this summer. A gravitation towards silverware at the Bernabeu saw him claim five Champions League titles and 13 domestic medals, including six La Ligas. The buccaneering Brazilian full-back will now be plying his trade in Greece with Olympiacos, hoping some of his silverware stardust can rub off on his new club.
— Heart of Midlothian FC (@JamTarts) September 6, 2022
Signed for: Heart of Midlothian
Signed from: Luton Town
‘Snodders’ has returned to Scotland after a highly-fruitful spell south of the border. Stints at Leeds United, Norwich City, Aston Villa, Hull City and West Ham, becoming a fan favourite with each, defined his career in England. In more recent times, he’s turned out for West Brom and Luton Town but will be spending this campaign in the Scottish first tier for the brilliantly nicknamed Jam Tarts.
🙋🏼♂️ Nacer Chadli
⚽️ Left Winger
🗓️ 33 years
👉https://t.co/XkMx7Vnl84#enallemaalsamen #jupilerproleague #transfer pic.twitter.com/AQL0b1LRte
— KVC Westerlo (@KVCWesterlo) September 6, 2022
Signed for: K.V.C. Westerlo
Signed from: Istanbul Basaksehir
Known on these shores as one of the players Tottenham spent the Gareth Bale money on, with their resulting splurge proving more miss than hit, Chadli will now be taking his talents back to his homeland after a brief spell in Istanbul. The 33-year-old has never actually played professional football in Belgium, moving from Standard Liege’s academy to the Netherlands at just 16. The 66-capped Red Devil will now be turning out for Westerlo on loan from Istanbul Basaksehir.
💙 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗿.#VamosIbiza 💙 #IbizaIsHome pic.twitter.com/z54Vopvmmd
— UD Ibiza | 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@ibizaud_en) September 6, 2022
Signed for: Ibiza
Signed from: Celta
The one-time Manchester City forward was said to have hated the English weather so much that it altered the complexion of his daughter’s skin tone. “My daughter’s face has changed colour – it looks like she’s been living in a cave,” he once remarked while still in England. It therefore makes sense that Nolito has chosen Ibiza as his next destination. A prominent hot spot for many a Brit, the ageing frontman has picked a location where grey skies won’t be an issue.
مرحباً بك في #العربي
Welcome to #Alarabi
— Al-Arabi Sports Club (@alarabi_club) September 3, 2022
Signed for: Al-Arabi
Signed from: PSG
Rafinha Alcantara spent the latter part of last season on loan at Real Sociedad from PSG, but after orbiting centre circles for just over a decade in top-flight European football, the two-capped Brazilian will now be turning out for Al-Arabi in Qatar, joining fellow La Masia graduate Marc Muniesa in Doha, and long-throw expert Aron Gunnarsson.
Amsterdam – London – Lisboa – Bruxelles. 🟣⚪ pic.twitter.com/4wipV9VrVW
— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) September 2, 2022
Signed for: Anderlecht
Signed from: Benfica
After leaving Spurs in 2020, Jan Vertonghen enjoyed two years at Benfica, but he’s on the move again. Now 35, the 139-capped Belgium international will be wearing the colours of Anderlecht, where he will get to renew an old rivalry, as the Belgian club drew West Ham in the Europa Conference League this season.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Serge Aurier, subject to Visa approval. ✍️#NFFC | #PL
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) September 7, 2022
Signed for: Nottingham Forest
Signed from: Free agent
Nottingham Forest have officially signed two whole football teams this summer, with Serge Aurier becoming number 22.
The right-back, 29, left Villarreal after his contract expired and will compete with fellow recruit Neco Williams, signed from Liverpool, for a starting spot. The deal is subject to visa approval.
✍️ #NUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Loris Karius on a short-term contract.
Welcome to Newcastle United, @LorisKarius! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 12, 2022
Signed for: Newcastle
Signed from: Unattached
An injury to Karl Darlow forced Eddie Howe to look for an emergency stop-gap in the market. Loris Karius has been a free agent since leaving Liverpool at the start of this summer and has now ventured Tyneside on an initial deal until January, where he will play second fiddle to Nick Pope.
It's official. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/FXcgReSlsr
— Wolves (@Wolves) September 12, 2022
Signed for: Wolves
Signed from: Unattached
Wolves, like Newcastle, were forced to look at the free agent market after the window closed following an injury picked up by Sasa Kalajdzic. Diego Costa has been a free agent since leaving Brazilian champions Atletico Mineiro earlier this year, and he has now made a tantalisingly drama-laden Premier League return — though it may take a while before he makes his debut as he hasn’t played since January.
💊 Yeni transferimiz Juan Manuel Mata Garcia sponsor hastanemiz Liv Hospital Vadistanbul şubesinde sağlık kontrolünden geçti. ✅ pic.twitter.com/vafGnPppJH
— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) September 8, 2022
Signed for: Galatasaray
Signed from: Man Utd
The often-dubbed nicest man in football has started a new adventure in Turkey, leaving Manchester United, whom he represented for eight years, for Galatasaray. The Spaniard joins a host of household names in Istanbul, including Patrick van Aanholt, Lucas Torreira, Dries Mertens and Mauro Icardi…
Mauro Icardi joins Galatasaray SK for one season on loan. ✍️
The Club wishes Mauro a great season in the colors of Galatasaray.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 8, 2022
Signed for: Galatasaray
Signed from: PSG
With the Parisian food chain dominated by football’s apex predators, Mauro Icardi was never going to find stable form in the French capital. The mercurial Argentine has therefore decided to test his luck in Turkey, and will be hoping to form a blossoming on-field relationship with playmaker grandmaster Mata.
Yeni transferimiz Nathan Redmond, @AcibademSaglik Altunizade Hastanesi’nde sağlık kontrolünden geçti.
🔗 https://t.co/s9Vl5VoCby#WelcomeRedmond pic.twitter.com/vCYGBdSX6L
— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) September 8, 2022
Signed for: Besiktas
Signed from: Southampton
Fee: Undisclosed fee
Also heading out to Istanbul is another former Premier League player, with one-capped England international Nathan Redmond joining Besiktas from Southampton. The Brummie joins compatriot Dele Alli out in Turkey, with the latter joining on loan from Everton.