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Top 6 PL summers signings made on transfer deadline day over the last decade
Chamadin|Aug. 08, 2019
Best EPL summer signings on transfer deadline over the last decade
Transfer deadline day is here as Premier League clubs give their final push to get signings over the line before the summer transfer window closes.
Last Summer saw the likes of Mateo Kovacic incoming to Chelsea on deadline day with Thibaut Courtois outgoing whilst Everton signed Yerry Mina from Barcelona.
Sportsmail takes a look at some of the best summer transfer deadline day deals over the last decade … and Mesut Ozil’s move to Arsenal.
Best EPL summer signings on transfer deadline over the last decade
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Arsenal to Liverpool (2017)
Fee: £35m
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s move from Arsenal to Liverpool is proof that persistence pays off.
Jurgen Klopp first took notice of the England international in 2014 where his ‘pace, skills and attitude’ shone through in a Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund. It took three seasons, but the German boss eventually got his man.
Since his arrival on Merseyside, Oxlade-Chamberlain has made just 44 appearances across all competitions in the last two seasons.
He suffered a major knee injury against Roma during the 2017/18 Champions League semi-finals which saw him sidelined for just over a year where he would lift the 2019 Champions League trophy. He was an unused substitute against Tottenham.
David Luiz - PSG to Chelsea (2016)
Fee: £32m
David Luiz's first move to Chelsea came at the end of the winter transfer window in 2011 and saw him arrive alongside little known centre forward Fernando Torres.
While the club had been reluctant to let him go to Ligue 1 three years later, Jose Mourinho deemed him to be unsuitable.
The Brazilian defender returned to London from Paris just two seasons after leaving with Antonio Conte keen to sign a top-level defender for his first season in England.
The 32-year-old has been a mainstay at the back ever since arguably finding himself as the first name on the teamsheet under Conte, Maurizio Sarri and now Frank Lampard.
Anthony Martial - Monaco to Manchester United (2015)
Fee: £36m
Manchester United beat competition from Chelsea and Tottenham for 19-year-old Anthony Martial who became the most expensive teenager of all time.
But the gamble paid off almost immediately, scoring on his debut from a sub appearance against fierce rivals Liverpool. He went on to be voted PFA Fan’s Player of the Month.
Since his breakthrough season, the French forward has found himself in and out of the team often being played out of position.
He scored 17 goals under Louis van Gaal but struggled with Jose Mourinho’s methods on and off the pitch. And has yet to find his feet under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Sadio Mane - RB Salzburg to Southampton (2014)
Fee: £11.8m
Southampton’s savvy scouting has been benefiting Liverpool for some time, but this could be one of the Saints’ best buys at an absolute bargain of just £11.8million. A transfer fee almost unimaginable this season.
At the time his deadline day move went largely under the radar thanks to Danny Welbeck and Radamel Falcao moving to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.
The Senegalese international averaged a goal every three matches while on the south coast including the fasted hat-trick in Premier League history after netting in just 176 seconds against Aston Villa.
He’s now one of the most formidable attacking talents in the league and was the joint winner of the Golden Boot last season
Mesut Ozil - Real Madrid to Arsenal (2013)
Fee: £42.5m
Potentially why Arsenal are so hesitant to spend big on signings this season, Mesut Ozil signed from Real Madrid for a club-record fee as Arsene Wenger hailed the German as a 'dream signing'.
At the time it looked a huge coup for the Gunners to prise him away from Jose Mourinho's side with a number of Los Blancos stars upset with the move including Cristiano Ronaldo.
It wasn't until his third season with the Gunners that he really fulfilled his potential and lived up to those wages where he racked up an impressive 19 assists in the Premier League, just one shy of the record held by Thierry Henry.
The playmaker has been largely unsettled since the arrival of Unai Emery, where he has been linked with a move away from the Premier League but his wage packet remains a stumbling block.
Hugo Lloris - Lyon to Tottenham (2012)
Fee: £8m
Hugo Lloris was by no means an afterthought by Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.
He had been identified as the long-term replacement for Brad Friedel as early as April 2012 but found negotiating terms with Lyon more of a challenge than Daniel Levy expected.
Just one day before Spurs got the deal over the line, it had been called off with valuations not met. Linked with a return to France a year later, new boss Mauricio Pochettino not only convinced him to stay but handed him a contract extension.
The French goalkeeper replaced Younes Kaboul as a captain leading Tottenham to their first Champions League final this season.
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