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Did your team get what they needed this transfer deadline day? (1)

01 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Did your team get what they needed this transfer deadline day? (1)

Football's most ludicrious day is over… for 2015, anyway. Here’s how we ranked the business of all 20 Premier League clubs this summer

10. Bournemouth

Key ins: Tyrone Mings (Ipswich – £8m), Max Gradel (St. Etienne – £6m), Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace – £5m), Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough – £3.5m), Joshua King (Blackburn – tribunal), Sylvain Distin (Everton – free), Artur Boruc (Southampton – free), Adam Federici (Reading – free), Christian Atsu (Chelsea – loan)

Key outs: N/A

One that got away? Charlie Austin could have forged an exciting partnership with the in-form Callum Wilson.

Verdict: About as good a window as could have been expected from the newly-promoted side.

The impressive Eddie Howe has improved his squad without resorting to wholesale changes and the South Coast club have shown enough so far this season to be confident of avoiding relegation.

9. West Brom

Key ins: Salomon Rondon (Zenit St Petersburg – £12m), James Chester (Hull – £8m), Jonny Evans (Man Utd – £6m), Rickie Lambert (Liverpool – £3m), James McClean (Wigan – £1.5m), Anders Lindegaard (Man Utd – free)

Key outs: Graham Dorrans (Norwich – £3m), Joleon Lescott (Aston Villa – £2m), Brown Ideye (Olympiacos – loan), Youssuf Mulumbu (Norwich – free), Chris Baird (Derby County – free)

One that got away? A deal for Tottenham’s Federico Fazio fell through, but that was before the signing of Evans.

Verdict: Tony Pulis will be pleased with his business. Evans and Lambert are two established professionals who will be determined to rebuild their careers.

Rondon has settled well and has the physical prowess to flourish in the Premier League. Retaining Saido Berahino is a major positive – providing he doesn’t sulk for too long.

8. Everton

Key ins: Ramiro Funes Mori (River Plate – £9.5m), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham – £4.5m), Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona – £4.25m), Mason Holgate (Barnsley – £1m), Leandro Rodriguez (River Plate Montevideo – £500k), Tom Cleverley (Man Utd – free)

Key outs: Sylvain Distin, Antolin Alcaraz (both released), Luke Garbutt (Fulham – loan)

One that got away? It is hard to believe that two-time title winner Jonny Evans wouldn’t have been a better signing than the more expensive and unproven Mori.

Verdict: The Toffees deserve praise for rejecting Chelsea’s numerous advances for John Stones, while Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku, who were also linked with moves away, have stayed put.

Manager Roberto Martinez will be content with his business, especially if Stones’ focus remains unaffected.

7. Manchester UnitedMna Utd

Key ins: Anthony Martial (Monaco – £36m), Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven – £27.9m), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton – £25m), Matteo Darmian (Torino – £12.7m), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich – £6.5m), Sergio Romero (Sampdoria – free)

Key outs: Angel Di Maria (PSG – £44.3m), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen – £7m), Jonny Evans (WBA – £6m), Nani (Fenerbahce – £4.5m), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce – £3.8m), Rafael Da Silva (Lyon – £2.5m), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund – loan)

One that got away? The prolonged and ultimately fruitless pursuit of Pedro remains one of the stranger transfer sagas of the summer.

A marquee signing – Gareth Bale was their primary target – never happened, despite regular talk of money being no object for the club.

Verdict: A curious window. A stellar start was offset by the deadline-day anarchy that is now customary at United. While Martial could be a star, the young Frenchman was clearly not Louis van Gaal’s first choice.

David De Gea’s botched move to Real Madrid is a small win, providing the goalkeeper can be successfully re-integrated to the first-team.

6. Liverpool

Key ins: Christian Benteke (Aston Villa – £32.5m), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim – £29m), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton – £12.5m), Joe Gomez (Charlton – £3.5m), Danny Ings (Burnley – tribunal), James Milner (Manchester City – free),

Key outs: Raheem Sterling (Man City – £49m), Fabio Borini (Sunderland – £10m), Rickie Lambert (West Brom – £3m), Glen Johnson (Stoke – free), Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy – free), Mario Balotelli (AC Milan – loan)

One that got away? No-one, which perhaps reflects the not-quite-top-class calibre of player targeted by the Anfield club.

Verdict: Liverpool backed manager Brendan Rodgers and they sorted their business early.

But while their squad is improved and better balanced than last season, it is questionable whether the additions will be enough to secure an immediate return to the Champions League places.

Raheem Sterling, contrary to popular opinion at the time, will be missed.

5. West HamWest Ham

Key ins: Dimitri Payet (Marseille – £10.7m), Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus – £7.9m), Michail Antonio (Forest – £7m), Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria – £4.3m), Nicola Jelavic (Hull – £3m), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal – loan), Manuel Lanzini (Al Jazira – loan), Alex Song (Barcelona – loan), Victor Moses (Chelsea – loan)

Key outs: Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough – £5.5m), Modibo Maiga (Al Nassr – undisclosed), Carlton Cole, Guy Demel, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Nene (all released)

One that got away? Downing was one of the Hammers’ best players last year and was more than capable of contributing this season.

Verdict: Some smart last-day dealing has turned a decent window for Slaven Bilic’s side into a very good one.

Song and Moses have superb Premier League credentials and will improve the first 11, especially when trying to break teams down at Upton Park.

Dimitri Payet has settled well and is a superb footballer.

4. Stoke

Key ins: Xherdan Shaqiri (Inter Milan – £12m), Joselu (Hannover 96 – £5.75m), Phillipp Wollscheid (Bayer Leverkusen – £2.75m), Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona – free), Glen Johnson (Liverpool – free), Marko van Ginkel (Chelsea – loan)

Key outs: Asmir Begovic (Chelsea – £8m), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla – £7m), Robert Huth (Leicester – £3.7m)

One that got away? None. The Shaqiri deal looked dead earlier in the summer but was resurrected.

Verdict view: The losses of Begovic and N’Zonzi have weakened the team, but manager Mark Hughes has transformed the club’s identity in one summer by acquiring several outstanding technical players.

The challenge for the Potters now is to achieve a top-eight finish.

3. Swansea

Key ins: Eder (Braga – £5.2m), Franck Tabanou (St Etienne – £3.5m), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen – £750k), Andre Ayew (Marseille – free)

Key outs: N/A

One that got away? No-one.

Verdict: The Welsh side are the model Premier League club.

Garry Monk, one of the most impressive young managers in the game, added to his team early – most notably with the impressive Ayew – and retained his best players with absolutely no drama. Very impressive.

2. Crystal Palace

Key ins: Yohan Cabaye (PSG – £13m), Connor Wickham (Sunderland – £9m), Alex McCarthy (QPR – £3.5m), Bakary Sako (Wolves, free), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea – loan)

Key outs: Shola Ameobi, Owen Garvan and Jerome Thomas (all released)

One that got away? Charlie Austin’s Premier League goal-scoring record is far superior to Wickham’s.

Verdict: The signing of Yohan Cabaye remains perhaps the most impressive transfer of the window.

The French midfielder is talented enough to play for any side in the Premier League and it is no coincidence the Eagles have started the campaign so impressively.

Retaining the services of Yannick Bolasie, meanwhile, was just as important.

1. Manchester City

Key ins: Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg – £52m), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool – £49m), Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia – £33m), Patrick Roberts (Fulham – £12m), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa – £8m)

Key outs: Alvaro Negredo (Valencia – £21.3m), Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan – £15m), Marcos Lopes (Monaco – £9m), Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa – £2.5m), James Milner (Liverpool – free), Edin Dzeko (Roma – loan)

One that got away? No-one.

Verdict: An expensive but impressive window from City, who performed the best out of all the leading clubs (especially when compared to the circus-like display of their red neighbours).

They identified the players required to improve the team and purchased them with minimal fuss. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are already playing like the champions elect.

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