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Transfer deadline day is over as the window slammed shut for Premier League clubs at 11pm BST, following some frantic last-minute buying and selling.
Liverpool have given their midfield a further boost with the signing of Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich, although they rejected a bid, rumoured to be £150m, from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad for Mohamed Salah. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur finally got their man by securing Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson as Harry Kane’s replacement.
Elsewhere, Man City have sold Cole Palmer to Chelsea, and the London club offloaded Callum Hudson-Odoi to Nottingham Forest after his return from loan. Manchester United, meanwhile, had a very busy day as Sofyan Amrabat came in on loan from Fiorentina, Spurs left-back Sergio Reguilon has signed, Jonny Evans penned a one-year contract and Mason Greenwood left on loan for Spanish side Getafe.
Brighton had something of a coup by nabbing Ansu Fati on loan from Barcelona and Nottingham Forest had their customary slew of incomings.
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Mason Greenwood has left Manchester United to join LaLiga side Getafe on a season-long loan.
The Spanish club will pay a small contribution towards his wages and no loan fee. While Greenwood has two years left on his contract at Old Trafford, United announced last week that the forward would not play for them again.
The 21-year-old has not appeared in first-team football since January 2022 and United determined he would leave Old Trafford following a six-month internal investigation into his behaviour.
After disturbing audio and pictures emerged on social media, the forward was charged with attempted rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and controlling and coercive behaviour before the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charges after a key witness withdrew their cooperation.
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Greenwood has joined Spanish side Getafe for the season after United announced he wouldn’t play for the club again
It’s been a long-running saga but just in the nick of time, PSG have completed a deal for Randal Kolo Muani. There were protracted negotiations with Eintracht Frankfurt but they’ve secured a mega-money deal for the France striker.
Neal Maupay will return to Bretford after rejoining the west London club on a season-long loan from Everton.
The striker left the Bees for Brighton in 2019, having scored 41 goals in 95 games during his time at Brentford. Maupay had the best goalscoring season of his career under Thomas Frank at Griffin Park, when he netted 25 times in the Championship during the 2018/19 campaign. He was voted Brentford’s Supporters’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year that season, as well as winning the EFL Player of the Year at the London Football Awards.
His career has stalled at Everton but a return to a place he is comfortable could be exactly what he needs.
Burnley have made Belgium international Mike Tresor their 13th summer signing.
The 24-year-old attacking midfielder joins on a season-long loan deal from Genk.
Tresor told the Clarets website: “I’m feeling happy, really happy. Deadline day but really happy to be here finally. The project and of course the vision of the coach here, I had a long discussion with the coach so that convinced me at the end as well to make the decision.”
Wolves have signed Jean-Ricner Bellegarde on a five-year deal from Ligue 1 club Strasbourg.
The 25-year-old can play either as a central midfielder supporting the forwards or in one of the two wider positions.
Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs said: “He’s a player the recruitment team flagged towards the end of last season, and he’s started this season very well.
“He’s athletic, technical and has ability to drive with the ball, and you can see from his goal and assist record that he’s had an excellent start to this season.”
Crystal Palace have signed Rob Holding from Arsenal on a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old centre-back leaves Arsenal after seven years and 162 appearances at the Emirates Stadium, and becomes Palace’s fourth signing of the summer after Jefferson Lerma, Matheus Franca and Dean Henderson.
“I’m excited to get started and get involved,” Holding told the official Palace website. “Playing against Crystal Palace the number of years I have, seeing the fans and how intimidating Selhurst Park can be, and how loud it can get, I’m looking forward to being on the right side of that this time.”
Tottenham have at last completed the signing of Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest in a deal worth £47.5m.
Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou made the Wales international his number one target following the departure of Harry Kane last month and secured the services of the young attacker late on transfer deadline day.
Johnson has signed a deal at Tottenham until the summer of 2029 after bringing his lengthy association at Forest to an end. Versatile forward Johnson made his Forest debut in 2019, following in the footsteps of father David, and went on to make 108 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring 29 goals.
Ex-Lincoln loanee Johnson became a key figure following Steve Cooper’s arrival at the City Ground and was prominent in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2022 before he scored eight times last season to guide them to top-flight survival.
The transfer window has slammed shut but deals are still trickling in. We’ll keep you updated
Fair to say this will be a controversial one… Mason Greenwood has left Manchester United on a season-long loan deal to Getafe.
The striker was accused of attempted rape, assault or coercive and controlling behaviour last year but the charges were then dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service. Protests against him being reintegrated into the United squad saw the club back away from that and say that he wouldn’t play for them again.
LaLiga side Getafe have now taken him on loan for a year, with a factual statement posted on the club website: "Getafe Football Club have reached an agreement with Manchester United for the arrival of Mason Greenwood on loan for one season."
Liverpool Reloaded, Jurgen Klopp had termed them. Liverpool Reinvented, he described them a few weeks later. It has been a two-tier, two-year process. If this has been the summer of the midfielder – four in, six out – then 2022 was the year of the attacker. Three signings were arranged, with Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez joining and Cody Gakpo agreeing a deal that was ratified in January 2023, while Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah signed new contracts.
If a window of evolution in the centre of the park was planned, it became a time of revolution. Exit what Klopp termed the most successful midfield in Liverpool’s recent past and enter Alexis Mac Allister in June, Dominik Szoboszlai in July, Wataru Endo in August and now Ryan Gravenberch in September. While Liverpool rejected a £150m bid from Al-Ittihad for Salah, they have spent £150m on the midfield.
“We pretty much had to reinvent the team,” Klopp reflected. “The midfield is already and will be completely new. Over the last few years, we had to do the same with our front line. The most stable area is obviously the last line but now not with injuries and suspensions.”
Analysis from Richard Jolly:
The Reds have added Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and now Ryan Gravenberch to reform their midfield and bring comparisons with Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side
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