Stoke Break Club Transfer Record As Premier League Spending Goes Over £1bn For Season

Written 2 years ago by Will O'Callaghan


On the day when it was confirmed that Premier League clubs have spent more than 1-billion pounds on transfers in a season for the first time, Aiden McGeady was the only Irish international to get a move on transfer deadline day.

The winger has finally been able to end his miserable season at Everton after moving to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on-loan for the rest of the season.

Wednesday currently sit just a point and a place outside the play-off places in the Championship table.

Stoke City have pulled-off the biggest deal on transfer deadline day. In the final hour of the January window, Stoke completed the capture of defensive midfielder Giannelli Imbula from FC Porto for an 18.3 million pound fee after signing a five-and-a-half year deal.

Everton have announced the capture of Senegalese international striker Oumar Niasse (pr: Oo-mar Nee-assy) in a 13.5 million pound move from Lokomotiv Moscow

Ivory Coast international Seydou Doumbia has moved on loan to Newcastle from CSKA Moscow.

Watford have announced the 8-million pound club record signing of midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from Ligue 1 club Rennes. The 23-year-old has immediately been sent back-out on-loan to Watford’s sister-club, Granada. The Hornets have also recruited Venezuela striker Adalberto Peñaranda from Udinese, but he’s also been sent on-loan to Granada, where he’s already been playing this season.

Bournemouth have signed left-back Rhoys Wiggins from Sheffield Wednesday. The former Wales Under 21 international has joined on a two-and-a-half year contract. The fee’s not been revealed by the club. It’s his fourth spell at Bournemouth – after two previous loan periods and a permanent transfer in 2010.

Jordan Rhodes’ transfer from Blackburn Rovers to Middlesbrough has been completed for an initial 9-million pounds, but which could rise to a reported 11 million pounds.

Boro’ manager Aitor Karanka says Rhodes has statistics to back up a multi-million pound transfer fee:

After Arsene Wenger reportedly blocked a possible move to Man United, Mathieu Debuchy has joined Bordeaux on loan – however, the French international is still expected to return to Arsenal in the summer

Marseille have signed Sunderland’s Scottish international Steven Fletcher on loan. The 28-year-old has made 18 appearances for Sunderland so far this season – scoring four goals.

Hull City have now snapped up Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell on loan until the end of the season.

Leroy Fer has joined Swansea in loan for the rest of the season from QPR. The striker has Fer’s scored just two goals in 19 appearances in the Championship this season.

In Scotland, Celtic have signed Manchester City teenager Patrick Roberts on an 18-month loan deal. The Hoops have also completed the capture of striker Colin Kazim-Richards from Feyenoord on a two-and-a-half-year contract.