Transfer Market Deadline Day and Its Highlights
The deadline day for the football transfer market (which opened on January 1, 2023) arrived, and among the clubs that took part, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United have sealed their players. While plenty of players transferred to different clubs, these three clubs made some notable contracts when the market was open
Among the three, Chelsea has made some record agreements for some players. Arsenal and Manchester United, meanwhile, have noteworthy agreements with certain players.
The Chelsea club has made some expensive agreements for this year’s market. The club paid a British record of 105 million pounds ($129 million) per an agreement with Benfica to sign Argentina World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez. The agreement will last till June 2031.
Another major January transfer that the club agreed to was Ukrainian player Mykhailo Mudryk for 100 million pounds ($108 million). Aside from these two, the club mostly spent below 40 million pounds for other transfers.
A notable Arsenal transfer was Jorginho from city rival Chelsea in a deal worth 12 million pounds. The contract will last one year with an option to extend it by one year. The last time the Italian footballer played for a football club was for Chelsea club in 2018.
In addition to Jorginho, whom Arsenal signed for 12 million pounds($19.4 million), the club signed Leandro Trossard for 27 million pounds ($33 million).
Manchester United Transfers
For the latest transfer market, the Man United club completed its third winter signing and secured the signature of Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer on a loan deal till the end of the season.
When talking about the loan deal, Sabitzer said, “I feel that I am at my peak as a player and that I can contribute a lot of experience and energy to the squad. I am excited to start with my new teammates and manager and to show my qualities to Manchester United fans.”
Aside from the three clubs, other groups made notable transfers. One club that made a notable transfer was Tottenham Hotspur. The club signed Spanish right-back Pedro Porro from Portuguese side Sporting on loan until the end of the season with an obligation to make the deal permanent in the summer.
In addition, Tottenham and Matt Doherty mutually agreed to the termination of the player’s contract to enable him to join Atletico Madrid on a free move.
According to a club statement: “We have mutually agreed to the termination of Matt Doherty’s contract to enable him to join another club. Signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2020, the Republic of Ireland international made 71 appearances for us in all competitions, scoring three goals. We should like to thank Matt for his service and wish him well for the future.”
So far, the latest transfer news for the deadline day is Harry Soutter having joined Leicester City on a permanent deal from Stoke City. With all the transfers confirmed for the year, fans can look forward to seeing how these players will do in future club matches.