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Friday, 18 January, 2019

Leicester confirm capture of defensive starlet from Bundesliga

All the latest moves analysed

Caglar Soyuncu (left) playing for SC Freiburg
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Latest news and analysis for all the transfer deadline-day deals

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Marseille to Fulham

The price tag sounds excessive but given Anguissa's strength on the ball and long-passing ability, it's no surprise there has been interest in his signature. He could take time to adjust to the step-up in quality from Ligue 1 to the Premier League though.

Danny Ings
Liverpool to Southampton, loan initally

Danny Ings has always been a goalscorer throughout his career and that is just the kind of player the Saints have been sorely in need of. He knows the league and has performed on the south coast for Bournemouth in the past.

Andre Gomes
Barcelona to Everton, loan

Not too long ago Andre Gomes was among the most sought-after midfielders in the world. He struggled to make a name for himself at Barcelona but his vision and composure means he could be a key addition for the Toffees.

Luciano Vietto
Atletico Madrid to Fulham, loan

Fulham's transfer dealings on deadline day have been unrelenting and the signing of Vietto is one of the standout acquisitions.

The Argentine was far from a regular for Atletico but showed he is still a potent forward, netting 12 goals in 32 matches on loan at Valencia.

Domingos Quina
West Ham to Watford, undisclosed

West Ham's 18-year-old Domingos Quina had reportedly attracted attention from Barcelona.

The Portuguese youngster was a key part in his nation's U19 European Championship-winning team and can play in a variety of midfield positions.

Federico Fernandez
Swansea to Newcastle, £6m

Newcastle have already added Fabian Schar to their defence this summer and Federico Fernandez arrives with Premier League experience.

The Spaniard is a competent ball-playing defender but was far from a star performer in the Swansea side relegated last season.

Harry Arter
Bournemouth to Cardiff, loan

Harry Arter has been a key part of Bournemouth's evolution in recent years and could be an important figure in the dressing room for Cardiff. He has a good range of passing and is a natural leader through the centre.

Caglar Soyuncu
Freiburg to Leicester, £19m

Reportedly a target for Arsenal earlier in the summer, Soyuncu is good in the air and, despite his height, he is surprisingly quick over short distances.

The Turkish international can adapt quickly to life in the Premier League, having performed in the intensity of the German top flight.

Sam Clucas
Swansea to Stoke, undisclosed

Sam Clucas is still a developing player and playing under Gary Rowett for Stoke could suit him. Capable of playing out wide or through the middle, Clucas is disciplined, a good passer of the ball and has an eye for goal.

Joe Bryan
Bristol City to Fulham

Fulham faced a rebuilding process at the back this summer following the loss of key defenders and talented Joe Bryan plugs the gap on the left, allowing starlet Ryan Sessegnon to assume a more advanced role. 

Sergio Rico
Sevilla to Fulham, loan

Fulham have left no stone unturned in this transfer window and they have added their second goalkeeper of the summer with Rico after Fabricio joined from Besiktas.

The Spaniard had struggled to keep his position as first-choice shot-stopper at Sevilla and could use the move to London as an opportunity to reignite his reputation.

Dan Burn
Wigan to Brighton, undisclosed

In an unusual deal, Brighton have signed Dan Burn permanently only to send him back on loan to Wigan until January.

The physically imposing centre-back has been playing far below the standard of the Premier League and perhaps Brighton's money could have been better spent elsewhere.

Declan John
Rangers to Swansea, undisclosed

In a move that is likely to anger fans of Cardiff, John's former club, the full-back has made the move back to Wales to Swansea.

The full-back has Premier League experience under his belt and offers good delivery from the left but fell out of favour under new manager Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.

Isaac Mbenza
Montpellier to Huddersfield, loan

Huddersfield have been heavily backed for the drop this season but their attacking armoury is undoubtedly strengthened by the purchase of Mbenza.

The forward scored ten goals in 43 appearances for Montpellier last season and injects their front line with pace and flair.

Carlos Sanchez
Fiorentina to West Ham

The Hammers have spent big to improve their attack this summer and the addition of Carlos Sanchez will compliment that attacking energy with physicality in midfield.

The Colombian is experienced and was a mainstay for Aston Villa before plying his trade in Italy and Spain and he could be a valuable squad player.

Shakthar Donetsk to Everton, free

Everton signing Bernard on a free ranks among the best pieces of business concluded this summer. The Brazilian has attracted attention from all over Europe in recent years and can add pace and creativity to Everton's midfield.

He could be a slow starter having been hindered by injury for much of this year but in the long term he could prove to be a top addition.

Michael Hefele
Huddersfield to Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

Forest are among the favourites for promotion in the Championship term and new signing Michael Hefele knows exactly what it takes to make it to the Premier League. The German defender is strong in the air and comfortable in possession.

Leander Dendoncker
Anderlecht to Wolves, loan initially

The sixth signing of the summer made by Wolves could be one of their shrewdest. Dendoncker was part of Belgium's World Cup squad in Russia and has made 171 appearances for Anderlecht.

Versatility is crucial in the Premier League and his ability to play across the defence and in midfield renders him a useful asset. At 6ft 2in, do not be surprised to see him chip in with a few goals from corners either. 

Victor Camarasa
Real Betis to Cardiff, £6.6m

Cardiff have been relatively quiet in the transfer window in comparison to fellow promoted sides Wolves and Fulham and their latest signing is rather uninspiring.

A youth product of Valencia, Camarasa played just 24 games for Betis and could struggle with the intensity of the Premier League.

Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea to Real Madrid, undisclosed

World Cup golden glove winner Courtois has been a regular performer in the Premier League for Chelsea and can settle into La Liga with ease.

The 26-year-old has years ahead of him but is already the finished product, boasting excellent reflexes, sound handling and great communication skills. He's one of the signings of the summer.

Real Madrid are 50-1 with Betway to complete the treble next season.

Kayden Jackson
Accrington to Ipswich, undisclosed

Jackson was a crucial component in Accrington's promotion last term, netting 16 goals in League Two, but he could struggle to adapt quickly to the Sky Bet Championship.

The 24-year-old still has time to develop and could flourish under Paul Hurst given time. The Tractor Boys are a best-priced 33-1 for promotion this season.

Lucas Perez
Arsenal to West Ham, £4m

The Spaniard has struggled to make a name for himself in England with Arsenal but showed glimpses of his former self on loan at Deportivo last term. He could be a good piece of business from the Hammers.

Perez is a versatile forward and can play on the flank as well as through the centre and he can add creativity to a West Ham front line that managed just 48 league goals last campaign.

Filip Benkovic
Dinamo Zagreb to Leicester, £13m

Dinamo Zagreb conceded less than one goal per game in the Croatian top flight last term and that was in large part down to young centre-back Benkovic.

The 21-year-old is 6ft 4in but is composed with the ball at his feet and has experience of both European competitions. The Foxes conceded more goals than relegated West Brom and Swansea last season and Benkovic could be a valuable addition.

Mateo Kovacic
Real Madrid to Chelsea, loan

As part of the deal involving Thibaut Courtois moving from Chelsea to Real Madrid, midfielder Kovacic is set to go the other way on a season-long loan deal.

The Croatian was an important part of the squad that made this summer's World Cup final and he could be well suited to the system Maurizio Sarri wants to play at Stamford Bridge.


Yerry Mina
Barcelona to Everton, undisclosed

Jordan Ayew
Swansea to Crystal Palace, loan

Tim Fosu-Mensah
Manchester United to Fulham, loan

Martin Montoya
Valencia to Brighton, undisclosed

Selected other Deadline Day confirmed transfers:

Peter Gwargis Jonkopings Sodra to Brighton

Gary Gardner Aston Villa to Birmingham

Tsun Dai Bury to Oxford, undisclosed

Josh Gordon Leicester to Walsall, undisclosed

Jay Dasilva Chelsea to Bristol City, loan

Ricky Holmes Sheffield United to Oxford, loan

Stefan Payne Shrewsbury to Bristol Rovers, undisclosed

Alex Jakubiak Watford to Bristol Rovers, loan

Will Mannion Hull to Aldershot, loan

Lukas Nmecha Man City to Preston, loan

Nicolai Brock-Madsen Birmingham to St Mirren, loan

Sam McCallum Herne Bay to Coventry

Anthony Gerrard Oldham to Carlisle

Andy Mangan Bala Town to Accrington, undisclosed

Canice Carroll Oxford United to Brentford, undisclosed

Daniel Arzani - Melbourne City to Manchester City, undisclosed 

Ivan Toney - Newcastle to Peterborough, undisclosed

Ollie Norburn - Tranmere to Shrewsbury, undisclosed

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