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Crazy Transfer Window, Crazier Deadline day!

Over 32,000 people have been watching a flight tracker of a private jet believed to have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on board. That’s how crazy people are about the January transfer window this time!
As a football fanatic since childhood, I have never seen a bigger January transfer window, not just in terms of money that exchanged hands but also the quality of players that chose to move halfway into the season. Here are all the deadline day transfers that worked out yesterday, and the list is quite long.

The Three-way Transfer: Arsenal-Chelsea-Dortmund
Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal for a club record fee of £52.7m. Giroud from Arsenal to Chelsea for £18 million. Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund on loan. This chain of transfer was not only the biggest deal on the last day, but also the trickiest. If one piece hadn’t fall into the right place, all the three transfers would have crumbled, but it didn’t. Arsenal did a commendable job replacing Alexis Sanchez and Giroud as well. Conte needed a tall striker as a backup – a   31 year old Giroud isn’t entirely a bad choice. As for Dortmund losing a key player, that’s almost an annual event. 



Marc Bartra to Real Betis
This is the strangest transfer. If you were Bartra, it wouldn’t have made any sense. Leaving a club as a big as Dortmund to join 13th placed Real Betis is weird. His is a delightful career if seen in backward. “I can hardly put in words the moments and feelings that I had in the last one and a half years,”Bartra said. “I never thought it possible to receive so much love and support from one of thebest football families in the word.”



Sandro Ramirez to Sevilla
Everton striker Sandro Ramirez has completed his loan move to Sevilla just six months after signing from Malaga. Everton announced the deal on Tuesday night with the 22-year-old forward passing his medical on Wednesday morning to seal the move. The Spain U21 international will spend the rest of the season on loan with the La Liga side.



Didier Ndong to Watford
Arsenal new boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang isn’t the only Gabonese star preparing for a Premier League switch today: Sunderland midfielder Ndong is set to seal a return to the English top flight from Sunderland by joining Watford on loan for the remainder of the season.


Lucas Moura to Tottenham Hotspurs
It’s always unfair if you are expected to break into the starting eleven with players like Neymar, Di Maria, Draxler and Pastore in the team. An unfavoured Moura was initially thought to be a Manchester United target, but the Red Devils pulled off Alexis Sanchez and Moura had to redirect his destination. Spurs grabbed the opportunity.
Tottenham have completed the £25m signing of winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain on a five-and-a-half-year deal. Moura is Tottenham's first winter transfer window signing since 2015 when they bought Dele Alli from MK Dons and becomes the second PSG player to arrive at the club this season after Serge Aurier's summer move.



Bebe, Eto, Debuchy and few others on the move
A transfer window wouldn’t be complete without Bebe. Actually, would anything be complete without the ex-Manchester United player? The Portuguese forward is leaving Eibar and joining Rayo Vallecano on a pre-contract.


Sunderland have been eyeing up moves all day – and have finally got one over the line. Talented Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria has signed on loan until the end of the season.
Mathieu Debuchy has completed his loan move to St Etienne from Arsenal.

Turkish club Konyaspor have just won DeadlineDay with their announcement of the signing of Samuel Eto'o.


Swansea have completed the signing of Andre Ayew for a club record £18m.