Transfers

European deadline day deals you missed

Underneath the big deals like Federico Chiesa signing for Juventus from Fiorentina, there was shrewd business to be found

 
1:45pm on Tuesday 6th October 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

The transfer deadline day in Europe was actually a fairly quiet affair.

The headline deal was probably Juventus' acquisition of Federico Chiesa on a two-year loan with the option to buy.

But, there was plenty of business to keep an eye on elsewhere...

Who: Chris Smalling

From: Man Utd

To: Roma

Fee: £18m

After spending last season on loan at the Giallorossi, Chris Smalling completed a deadline day permanent deal to return to the club. The move was confirmed one day after Man Utd shipped six goals against Spurs, so they maybe thought about keeping hold of him for a second...

Who: Tiemoue Bakayoko

From: Chelsea

To: Napoli

Fee: Loan

Another transfer window, another loan deal for Tiemoue Bakayoko. The unwanted Chelsea star has spent the last two campaigns away at Milan and then Monaco respectively, and will return to Serie A for the 2020/21 campaign with Napoli.

Who: Lucas Torreira

From: Arsenal

To: Atletico Madrid

Fee: Loan

While Arsenal were busy triggering Thomas Partey's release clause at Atletico Madrid, the clubs were also in negotiations with regards to a loan deal for Lucas Torreira, who was clearly not part of Mikel Arteta's plans.

Who: Matteo Guendouzi

From: Arsenal

To: Hertha Berlin

Fee: Loan

Following a fiery match between Arsenal and Brighton, Matteo Guendouzi completely fell out of favour at the Emirates, with Arteta only too happy to let the Frenchman leave on loan this summer.

Who: Ryan Sessegnon

From: Tottenham

To: Hertha Berlin

Fee: Loan

Despite being linked with Celtic, Ryan Sessegnon eventually moved to the Bundesliga where a number of English players have excelled in recent years.

Who: Davy Klaassen

From: Werder Bremen

To: Ajax

Fee: Loan

It has been three years since Ronald Koeman spent £23m to bring Davy Klaassen to Everton from Ajax. Now, ahead of the 2020/21 season, he has returned to Amsterdam via a spell with Werder Bremen.

Who: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

From: PSG

To: Bayern

Fee: Loan

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's agent continues to perform miracles as he has once again got his client a move to a European juggernaut, joining Bayern from PSG. Yes, he'll be backup to Robert Lewandowski, but it is still a sweet move for the former man Stoke man.

Who: Douglas Costa

From: Juventus

To: Bayern

Fee: Loan

Andrea Pirlo clearly didn't like the cut of Douglas Costa's jib, and when it became clear Juve were signing Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina he was happy to allow the Brazilian to leave. Costa joins Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman in the most ludicrously rapid selection of wingers at any club in Europe.

Who: Justin Kluivert

From: Roma

To: RB Leipzig

Fee: Loan

Things haven't really worked out for Justin Kluivert since his move to Roma from Ajax a couple of years ago. Once tipped as a future superstar, he has only enjoyed fleeting moments of excellence. If there is one coach who can get the best out of him, though, it is Julian Nagelsmann.

Who: Gerard Deulofeu

From: Watford

To: Udinese

Fee: Loan

With Watford consigned to the Championship again, Gerard Deulofeu has been sent on loan to another Pozzo family-owned club, Udinese.

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