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Everton Deadline Day Transfer Round Up

It turns out Roberto Martinez did bring someone to Goodison Park after all...

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Another deadline day has passed, and amongst the Jim White quotes Everton have actually managed to bring a player in to the club. We'll also have a look at a few of the biggest deals other clubs did in the Premier League.


The big news for the Toffees has been the arrival of Aaron Lennon from Tottenham. The 27-year-old has signed on loan until the end of the season, and there is no word of any option to sign him permanently in the summer. The England international will bring pace and width to the side, both of which have been missed since the departure of Gerard Deulofeu. However, there have been some doubts over the quality of his end product.

Another transfer that may still happen despite the end of the window is the return of Tim Cahill. The club legend has ended his contract at New York Red Bulls and is available as a free agent. The Daily Star have linked him but this move is unlikely to actually happen with big money interest in the Australian from China according to the Daily Mail. What's more, at 35-years-old I doubt there is much he could bring to the team on the playing side of things, although behind the scenes he could be a great influence.

A group of youngsters also departed. The undoubtedly talented Matthew Kennedy has gone to Cardiff City permanently for an undisclosed fee, and Conor McAleny is joining the same side on loan until the end of season. Conor Grant has gone to Motherwell until the end of the campaign as well, as announced on the official twitter feed. Hopefully the latter two come back having learnt from the first team football, and good luck to Kennedy, who I had always thought would eventually make an impact at Goodison Park.

A few moves that were rumoured but never went through include the departure of Kevin Mirallas to Tottenham, a Sylvain Distin and Winston Reid swap deal with West Ham, and a move for young Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Nyland. Out of the three the Reid switch would have been the best, with the 26-year-old potentially a big improvement on the ageing Distin. Who knows if one of these transfers will be resurrected in the summer.

Other Clubs:

The biggest news in the Premier League was involving Chelsea. The Stamford Bridge outfit brought Juan Cuadrado in to the club from Fiorentina for £23.3 million, with fellow winger Andre Schurrle leaving for Wolfsburg for £22 million. Mohamed Salah, who was once linked to us, also went to Fiorentina as part of the Cuadrado deal. The BBC reported them all here.

Elsewhere it was a fairly quiet last day, but Wilfried Zaha did make a permanent return to Crystal Palace from Manchester United. The 22-year-old had already been on loan at the Eagles after being a bit of a failure at Old Trafford.

Two other slightly less notable transfers were Robert Huth to Leicester City from Stoke City, and 18-year-old Dele Alli to Spurs for £5 million. Find them here.

Last but certainly not least, our old friend Yakubu has returned to England with Reading. The 32-year-old (I know, I thought he was older as well) has a contract until the end of the campaign, arriving from Qatar.

Lets just say if every deadline day is like this, then Jim White may end up with more cliches than transfers to announce...