With all the mayhem and melee of transfer deadline day at clubs such as Tottenham and Manchester City a few deals went by without anybody really noticing. Sure they were reported and such but now we are one week on, which deadline day deals should we have taken a little more notice of?
Askan Dejagah – Wolfsburg to Fulham
For a long time it seemed the deal to bring the former Germany youth international to Craven Cottage was dead but in then end Martin Jol got his man. In the Jol mould, the Iranian international is an attacking minded midfielder with a penetrating cross and committed forward thinking approach. At €2.5 million he is a bargain buy for Fulham.
Jay Bothroyd – QPR to Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
Its two years since the then Cardiff City striker was in sensational scoring form and was rewarded with an England call-up and now he finds himself farmed out to Sheffield Wednesday after struggling since a move to QPR. The former Arsenal and Perugia striker will be hoping to turn heads again in the Championship at the age of 30
Fernando Forestieri – Udinese to Watford (loan)
Signed as a 13-year-old for Boca Juniors and touted as the next Lionel Messi this creative second striker should add real flair to a Watford side filled with Udinese loan players. Despite his Argentine birth he has represented Italy’s Youth teams and scored in his only league appearance for Genoa. Loan spells at Malaga, Empoli and Bari have followed and Watford will hope to see his fast dribbling skills on show at Vicarage Road this season.
Steven N’Zonzi – Blackburn to Stoke
We certainly thought this was happening but when it did it sort of slipped under the radar. So before you watch MOTD and go ‘when did Stoke sign him’ a quick heads up that the deal did really happen amongst the Charlie Adam and Michael Owen hoopla. Big, commanding and technically well informed the Frenchman adds depth to an increasingly strong looking Stoke side.
Lorenzo Davids – Augsburg to Bournemouth
This is not a return to football for the legendary Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids down on the South Coast but his cousin instead. That’s right Lorenzo Davids is the 25-year-old cousin of the former Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan spectacled midfielder. After leaving Feyenoord he made three Dutch Under-21 caps in 2007-08 whilst a regular for Dutch side NEC before a move to ambitious German side FC Augsburg didn’t quite work out. Now at Bournemouth he should bring a great deal to the League One side and is also a dead ringer for his older and more illustrious relative.
What do you make of these slippery transfer deals and any others that may have escaped our attention?