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Transfers: A recap of all the biggest moves on deadline day

While it had been a relatively quiet January transfer window, deadline day rarely fails to disappoint, and yesterday was no different.

From Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang channelling his inner Peter Odemwingie, to Tottenham making five changes to their personnel, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest moves from deadline day.

A quiet morning saw Christian Eriksen make his return to the Premier League, signing on a free transfer to Thomas Frank’s Brentford. Newcastle bolstered their back line with Matt Targett coming on loan from Aston Villa, and Sean Dyche found his replacement for Chris Wood, with the arrival of 6ft6 Dutchman Wout Weghorst.

Weghorst scored 59 goals in three-and-a-half years with Wolfsburg – he’s 13/8 to score five or fewer Premier League goals this season, 9/4 for six or seven, 7/2 for eight or nine and 4/1 for 10+.

Manchester City finally announced the signing of a striker in Julian Alvarez from River Plate, but City fans will have to wait until next season to see him in action, with the highly-rated 21-year-old staying in South American until at least the end of the English season.

Speculation already surrounded Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham with him reportedly getting impatient at the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market. Better late than never…

Following the wholesale changes on deadline day, Tottenham are 13/8 for the top four

Tanguy Ndombele, whose last action in a Spurs shirt may be him trudging off the field to the ire of the fans after a disappointing performance against Morecambe, with his side chasing an equaliser, returns to Lyon on loan with an option to buy in the summer.

Giovanni Lo Celso, who’s also struggled to find his best form with Tottenham, heads back to La Liga to join Villarreal on loan.

The Italian has bolstered his midfield with Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus, with Dejan Kulusevski joining his team-mate and providing another attacking option. The Swede will spend the next 18 months on loan with the option to buy for £35m.

Dele Alli established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League at the tender age of 20 with Tottenham, but suffered a drop in form and was unable to recapture it under Jose Mourinho nor Conte. He joined Everton on a free transfer, with the Toffees reportedly set to pay £10m after he makes 20 appearances, which can’t happen until next season.

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Everton weren’t quite as busy as Tottenham, but as well as Alli, they added Manchester United’s out-of-favour Donny Van de Beek on loan for the rest of the season, and of course confirmed the appointment of Frank Lampard as manager. The Toffees are 10/1 to finish in the top half.

Some of the more surprising moves on deadline day saw Jermain Defoe return to Sunderland on a free transfer, Aubameyang take it upon himself to travel to Barcelona in hope of a move, and of course Aaron Ramsey joining Rangers.

Defoe leaves Rangers having lifted the Scottish Premiership title, and makes an emotional return to Sunderland, where he will provide much-needed support for Ross Stewart, who’s scored 18 times in League One this season. The Black Cats at even money to go up.

Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal appeared non-existent with manager Mikel Arteta leaving him out of the squad since December for disciplinary reasons. With a move not forthcoming, the Gabon international took himself to Spain, where he was picked up on a free by Barcelona.

But the biggest shock was certainly Ramsey’s move to Rangers. Despite struggling for fitness in his time at Juventus, the Welshman is still a top class player, and any run of games will surely provide a huge boost for the Gers’ title hopes. They can be backed at 5/6 to win the title.

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