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Transfer Deadline Day 2012: Full List of Transfers


As the dust settles following the end of the annual shopping season for Premier League clubs, I reveal the players they’ve disposed of and the ones they are stuck with, at least until January 2013:

Charlie Adam               [Liverpool – Stoke] £5m

Efe Ambrose                [Ashdod – Celtic] Undisclosed

Joey Barton                 [QPR – Marseille] Loan

Yossi Benayoun          [Chelsea – West Ham] Loan

Nicklas Bendtner        [Arsenal – Juventus] Loan

Dimitar Berbatov       [Manchester United – Fulham] Undisclosed

George Brislen-Hall   [Arsenal – Inverness] Free

Carlos Bocanegra       [Rangers – Racing Santander] Loan

Jay Bothroyd               [QPR – Sheffield Wednesday] Loan

Jordan Bowery            [Chesterfield – Aston Villa] £500,000

Dedryck Boyata           [Manchester City – Twente] Loan

Nigel de Jong                [Manchester City – AC Milan] Undisclosed

Clint Dempsey              [Fulham – Tottenham] £6m

Giovani Dos Santos    [Tottenham – Real Mallorca] Undisclosed

Nathan Eccleston        [Liverpool – Blackpool] Undisclosed

Michael Essien              [Chelsea – Real Madrid] Loan

George Francomb        [Norwich – AFC Wimbledon] Loan

Javi Garcia                      [Benfica – Manchester City] £16m

Adam Hammill              [Wolves – Huddersfield] Loan

Pablo Hernandez          [Valencia – Swansea] £5.55m

Gael Kakuta                     [Chelsea – Vitesse Arnhem] Loan

Harry Kane                      [Tottenham – Norwich City] Loan

Dave Kitson                     [Portsmouth – Sheffield United] Free

Hugo Lloris                      [Lyon – Tottenham] £11.8m

Sam Magri                        [Portsmouth – QPR] Free

Maicon                              [Inter Milan – Manchester City] Undisclosed

Nicky Maynard              [West Ham – Cardiff] £2.5m

Stephane Mbia               [Marseille – QPR] Undisclosed

Matija Nastasic              [Fiorentina – Manchester City] £10m

Steven Nzonzi                [Blackburn – Stoke] 3.5m

Andrea Orlandi             [Swansea – Brighton] Undisclosed

Bryan Oviedo                 [FC Copenhagen – Everton] £5m

Park Chu-Young           [Arsenal – Celta Vigo] Loan

Goran Popov                  [Dynamo Kiev – West Brom] Loan

Gaston Ramirez            [Bologna – Southampton] Undisclosed

Kieran Richardson      [Sunderland – Fulham] £2m

Phillip Roberts              [Arsenal – Inverness] Loan

Danny Rose                    [Tottenham – Sunderland] Loan

Roque Santa Cruz         [Manchester City – Malaga] Loan

Stefan Savic                    [Manchester City – Fiorentina] Exchange

Billy Sharp                      [Southampton – Nottingham Forest] Loan

Scott Sinclair                 [Swansea – Manchester City] £6.2m

Jay Spearing                  [Liverpool – Bolton] Loan

Rafael van der Vaart  [Tottenham – Hamburg] £10m

Richard Wright             [Unattached – Manchester City]

Ashley Westwood        [Crewe – Aston Villa] Undisclosed

For the complete list of Premier League transfers through the duration of the transfer window, click here. (courtesy of BBC Sport)

Which buys are potential bargains and which are looking to be money gone down the drain? Only time will tell as the season goes on, but what are your thoughts so far?

Happy Birthday Thierry!


My favourite football player of all time, the legendary Thierry Henry, celebrates his 35th birthday today! He still looks great, doesn’t he?

Looking dapper in a suit and cool and casual in red. Images: kickette.com

As a tribute I’m taking a short walk down memory lane and revisiting Thierry’s career so far. Enjoy!

As a not-so-fresh-faced teenager at Monaco. Image: figobay.wordpress.com

At Juventus in 1999 and a couple of years away from superstardom. Image: world-soccerstar.blogspot.com

His first stint at Arsenal was the most successful in his career, including winning a double in 2002. Image: The Mirror

At Barcelona he finally won the coveted UEFA Champions League in 2009. Image: zimbio.com

Henry became France’s all-time top goal scorer with 51 goals in 123 appearances. Image: Sky Sports

Henry has been with the New York Red Bulls since 2010. Image: newyorkredbulls.com

 

Scoring against Leeds United in his two-month long return to Arsenal in 2012. Image: football-talk.co.uk

 

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