Happy Transfer Deadline Day! On such a chaotic day in the football calendar clubs frantically look for that big name signing. Pulling off deals in such a short amount of time seems unthinkable, but when they come off it’s incredible. Here are 5 of the most incredible deadline day transfers ever…
Ozil to Arsenal
After years of stick for not spending big cash to get that real superstar signing, Arsene Wenger showed his hand in the summer of 2013 parting with around 42 million pound to bring Mesut Ozil to the Emirates from Real Madrid, and the German continues to pull the strings for Arsenal going forward.
Robinho to Man City
The start of the Man City revolution. After the sensational takeover in Manchester the Citizens would never be the same again. Robinho joined for £33m on the final day of 2008 as the Abu Dhabi United Group made their mark in Manchester. While the Brazilian struggled at Man City, it was more of a statement declaring that City were looking to play with the big boys of the Premier League
Ashley Cole to Chelsea
Arsenal’s public enemy number 1. After a successful spell with the Gunners, Ashley Cole made the short trip across London to Jose’s Chelsea. With Chelsea’s revolution in early stages, Cole’s departure was a real unexpected kick in the teeth for the Arsenal faithful.
Torres to Chelsea
On a day of chaos in 2011 Ancelotti’s Chelsea stumped up an incredible £50m for Fernando Torres, back when the Spanish striker was banging in goals left, right and centre. Somehow Torres failed to impress at Chelsea after such an incredible time at Liverpool.
Tevez & Mascherano to West Ham
When two of South America’s most prized assets are available you most certainly would expect them to turn up in East London to sign for West Ham! That’s exactly what happened in 2006 as West Ham controversially secured Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. The Argentines had very differing spells at East London as Tevez became a club hero and Mascherano got kept out of the team by Hayden Mullins.