Transfer Deadline Day

Posted on January 31, 2013 by

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The international transfer window hit its deadline today as there was a few shock moves and a few expected ones. Conveniently enough, Twitter crashed this morning, making it difficult for many fans to track the most recent transfers. It did not come as a surprise that Queens Park Rangers were extremely busy near the end of the window. Wealthy Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala were also making many moves, here is a summary of the events that took place on the final day of the international transfer window:

Transfers:

Mario Balotelli: Manchester City to Milan – £17m, plus £5m add-ons

Christopher Samba: Anzhi Makhachkala to QPR – £12.5m

Danny Graham: Swansea City to Sunderland – £5m

John Stones: Barnsley to Everton – £3m

Brek Shea: FC Dallas to Stoke City – £2.5m

Yacouba Sylla: Clermont Foot to Aston Villa – £2m

Kevin Mbabu: Servette to Newcastle – £1m

David Beckham: Free agent to Paris St-Germain

Luciano Becchio: Leeds United to Norwich City – swap deal

Steve Morison: Norwich City to Leeds United – swap deal

Godsway Donyoh: Right to Dream Academy to Manchester City – undisclosed

Alexander Doni: Liverpool to Botafogo

Stephen Warnock: Aston Villa to Leeds United

Loans:

Alou Diarra: West Ham to Stade Rennais

Paul Scharner: Hamburg to Wigan – until end of season

Urby Emanuelson: Milan to Fulham – end of season

Stanislav Manolev: PSV Eindhoven to Fulham – end of season

Alejandro Faurlín: QPR to Palermo – end of season

Dani Pacheco: Liverpool to SD Huesca – end of season

Rory Delap: Stoke to Barnsley – end of season

Chris O’Grady: Sheffield Wednesday to Barnsley – end of season

Heurelho Gomes: Spurs to Hoffenheim – end of season

Asa Hall: Shrewsbury to Aldershot – end of season

Ahmed Elmohamady: Sunderland to Hull – end of season

Gedo: Al Ahly to Hull – end of season

Ahmed Fathi: Al Ahly to Hull – end of season

Patrick Bamford: Chelsea to MK Dons – end of season

David Morgan: Nottingham Forest to Dundee – end of season

Anton Robinson: Huddersfield to Gillingham – end of season

Jordan Obita: Reading to Oldham – one month

Godsway Donyoh: Manchester City to Djurgardens – rest of year

Releases:

Louis Saha: Sunderland

Lorenzo Davids: Bournemouth

Some of the standout transfers are Mario Balotelli to AC Milan, Brek Shea to Stoke City and the shock signing of David Beckham by Paris-St. Germain. The interesting thing about the Beckham signing is that he was signed to a five month contact, although, he will donate his entire salary to a children’s charity in France, brilliant on Beckham’s part. Ex-FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea finally completed his move to Stoke City after a gruelling transfer progress. Lastly, Balotelli will be on his way to his childhood club AC Milan, he has been transferred for a price of £20 million and there is much anticipation as to how productive he will be with fellow Italian striker El Sharaawy.

Follow me on twitter @jakevendramin for the latest transfer news, as well as all the latest updates on the Vancouver Whitecaps, the MLS and the rest of the world of football. Also check out the hashtag #TransferTweet for a twitter update on all today’s major player moves.

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