The January transfer window closed on 31st January 2012, leading to the customary flurry of transfers in and out in the Barclays Premier League.
Chelsea were, as so often, involved in the biggest deal of the day, as they splashed out £6.7 million on defender Kevin de Bruyne from Genk. QPR’s new boss Mark Hughes pulled out the chequebook at the last possible moment for this season and signed Djibril Cisse (from Lazio) and Bobby Zamora (from Fulham) for £4 million each, clearly looking to bring Premier League goalscoring experience to Loftus Road.
Other interesting moves from recently installed managers include Martin O’Neill’s loan signings of Wayne Bridge from Manchester City and former Liverpool man Sotirios Kyrgiakos from Wolfsburg as the Sunderland boss looks to add some strength to his team’s defence.
Tottenham, who are chasing a top three finish currently, have brought in Louis Saha from Everton, on loan, while sending Steven Pienaar the other direction.
Manchester City, who have spent heavily in recent seasons, have only added one player – a loan signing of veteran midfielder David Pizarro from Roma – to their ranks, but, importantly, no deal to transfer Carlos Tevez out of the club was finalised, meaning the Argentine must presumably wait until the summer to find himself a playing role.
Full transfer deadline day deals are detailed below.
Deadline Day Deals: Barclays Premier League Transfers, Jan 31 2012
In the list below, we have compiled all of the January 2012 transfer deadline day deals which involved teams from the Barclays Premier League. We have highlighted those deals involving clubs currently occupying Top Four positions in the league by making those deals bold.
- Keith Andrews – From Blackburn to West Brom – Deal: Free
- Patrick Bamford – From Nottingham Forest to Chelsea – Deal: £1.5m
- Sebastien Bassong – From Tottenham to Wolves – Deal: Loan
- Ryan Bennett – Peterborough to Norwich – Deal: Undisclosed
- Wayne Bridge – From Man City to Sunderland – Deal: Loan
- Kevin de Bruyne – From Genk to Chelsea – Deal: £6.7m
- Djibril Cisse – From Lazio to QPR – Deal: £4m
- Matthew Connolly – From QPR to Reading – Deal: Loan
- Vedran Corluka – From Tottenham to Bayer Leverkusen – Deal: Loan
- Matt Doherty – Wolves to Hibernian – Deal: Loan
- Martin Hansen – Liverpool to Viborg FF – Deal: Undisclosed
- Danny Higginbotham – From Stoke City to Nottingham Forest – Deal: Loan
- Gonzalo Jara Reyes – From West Brom to Brighton – Deal: Loan
- Nikica Jelavic – From Rangers to Everton – Deal: Undisclosed
- Andy Keogh – From Wolves to Millwall – Deal: Undisclosed
- Sotirios Kyrgiakos – From Wolfsburg to Sunderland – Deal: Loan
- Ben Marshall – From Stoke to Leicester – Deal: Undisclosed
- Joe Mattock – From West Brom to Brighton – Deal: Loan
- Ryo Miyaichi – From Arsenal to Bolton – Deal: Loan
- Ravel Morrison – From Manchester United to West Ham – Deal: Undisclosed
- Oliver Norwood – From Manchester United to Coventry – Deal: Loan
- Curtis Obeng – From Wrexham to Swansea – Deal: Undisclosed
- Marcus Olsson – From Halmstads to Blackburn – Deal: Free
- Bradley Orr – From QPR to Blackburn – Deal: Undisclosed
- Steven Pienaar – Tottenham to Everton – Deal: Loan
- David Pizarro – From Roma to Manchester City – Deal: Loan
- Pavel Pogrebnyak – From Stuttgart to Fulham – Deal: Undisclosed
- Liam Ridgewell – From Birmingham to West Brom – Deal: Undisclosed
- Louis Saha – From Everton to Tottenham – Deal: Free
- Adam Smith – From Tottenham to Leeds – Deal: Loan
- Marvin Sordell – Watford to Bolton – Deal: Undisclosed
- James Tavernier – From Newcastle to MK Dons – Deal: Loan
- Frederic Veseli – From Manchester City to Manchester United – Deal: Undisclosed
- Ryan Williams – From Portsmouth to Fulham – Deal: Undisclosed
- Scott Wootton – From Manchester United to Nottingham Forest – Deal: Loan
- Bobby Zamora – From Fulham to QPR – Deal: Undisclosed
Details of all transfers concluded in January 2012 are published elsewhere in The Global Herald.