From Huth to N’Doye: The Top 5 Transfer Deadline Day Bargains
In a day dominated by the arrival of Colombia World Cup star Juan Cuadrado at Stamford Bridge it’s sometimes important to remember that, when it comes to transfers, there is more to life than simply Chelsea.
The great Deadline Day spectacle may have failed to deliver but the likes of Leicester City, Everton, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Hull were all still able to secure some much-needed new signings ahead of the second half of the season.
Read on then to find out our picks for the best deals of February 2nd and how you can capitalise best on each and every one with Ladbrokes.
One of the first deals of the day to be completed and one that dominated Sky Sports News’ rolling coverage for the following 12 hours, Huth sealed a loan switch to Leicester City early on in a move that should leave Foxes fans feeling optimistic about their chances of avoiding the drop this season.
With Wes Morgan guilty of some comically bad defending at times this term, the arrival of the experienced and relatively sprightly 30-year-old German could help shore up a Leicester backline with the second worst goals against record in the top-flight.
Out of favour at Tottenham and yet still only 27, a move to Goodison Park could be just what Lennon needs if the ex-Leeds United academy prospect is going to force his way back into Roy Hodgson’s England plans.
Brought in on loan, the former Spurs winger looks a bargain buy and one capable of not only providing more competition for midfield places at Everton but also a player who could help the club get the best out of £30m summer signing Romelu Lukaku.
A player long tipped for a return to the Premier League, having previously impressed with Bolton during a stint in the top-flight, injuries saw the South Korea international’s progress with the Trotters halted, though some fine displays this term convinced Palace to make a move.
Signed for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £2.6m, the 26-year-old can play anywhere across the midfield with his dribbling and passing skills, allied with an excellent work rate, likely to make him a valuable addition to Alan Pardew’s squad.
Southampton may have failed in their bid to land Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Wilhena but Saints fans can at least console themselves with the loan signing of highly-rated Serbian star Filip Djuricic from Benfica until the end of the season.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder impressed at unfashionable Mainz over the course of the first half of the season and is capable of playing either on the left wing or in a central attacking guise when required which could prove useful as the race for a top four finish hots up.
With Hull goalless in four games, under-pressure manager Steve Bruce was all-too-aware that the recruitment of another striker for a reasonable fee was essential if the Tigers were to avoid a relegation scrap this season and in signing N’Doye he may have just done the job.
Prolific during his time in Denmark with FC Copenhagen, where he averaged around a goal every two games, N’Doye also thrived in the intimidating atmosphere of Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow with a similar ratio in front of goal and at £3m is an absolute snip for the Premier League strugglers.
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