Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Top 10 Premier League transfer window deals

02 September 2014, 10:56

London - The transfer window closed on Monday with Angel di Maria, Diego Costa, Mario Balotelli and Radamel Falcao among the players to have signed for Premier League clubs.

Here, AFP Sports lists the 10 most eye-catching transfers to have taken place over the course of the close season (* denotes transfer fee as reported by British media):

ANGEL DI MARIA - Real Madrid (ESP) to Manchester United; 59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros)

Desperate to halt the slide that saw them finish seventh in the Premier League last season, United signed Di Maria for a British-record fee of almost 60 million. The skilful Argentina winger, voted man of the match in May's Champions League final, made his debut in United's 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday.

DIEGO COSTA - Atletico Madrid (ESP) to Chelsea; 32 million*

Bruising Brazil-born striker Costa, 25, joined Chelsea after firing Atletico Madrid to the La Liga title last season with 27 goals. Had a chastening experience at the World Cup with adopted country Spain, but has scored four goals in his first three appearances for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

ELIAQUIM MANGALA - Porto (POR) to Manchester City; 32 million*

Despite a spending cap imposed on them by UEFA for contravening Financial Fair Play regulations, Manchester City found the funds to bring France centre-back Mangala to the Etihad Stadium. The 23-year-old spent three years at Porto, winning two league titles, and has played three times for France.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ - Barcelona (ESP) to Arsenal; 30 million*

Twelve months after smashing their transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil, Arsenal flexed their financial muscles again with a move for Chile's star forward Sanchez. The 25-year-old provided the first return on the investment when he scored the goal against Besiktas that took Arsenal into the Champions League group phase.

CESC FABREGAS - Barcelona (ESP) to Chelsea; 30 million*

After a mixed three years with Barcelona, 27-year-old former Arsenal captain Fabregas has returned to the Premier League with Chelsea. The Spain midfielder has been quick to settle, notably producing an exquisite assist for Andre Schuerrle in Chelsea's opening 3-1 victory at Burnley.

ROMELU LUKAKU - Chelsea to Everton; 28 million

Amid renewed competition for places at Chelsea, 21-year-old Belgium striker Lukaku elected to join Everton on a permanent basis, having scored 16 goals while on loan at Goodison Park last season. Everton broke their club record to sign him, but manager Roberto Martinez said he was "worth every penny".

LUKE SHAW - Southampton to Manchester United; 27 million (rising to 31 million)*

After a fine 2013-14 campaign, which saw him supplant Ashley Cole in the England squad, 19-year-old left-back Shaw joined United in a move that made him become the fourth-most expensive defender in history. Currently sidelined by a hamstring injury.

ADAM LALLANA - Southampton to Liverpool; 25 million*

Another Southampton player who sought pastures new after breaking into the England squad, attacking midfielder Lallana left St Mary's after eight years of service. The versatile, two-footed 26-year-old is yet to make his debut after injuring his knee in pre-season.

MARIO BALOTELLI - AC Milan (ITA) to Liverpool; 16 million*

Following a challenging two-year spell in Milan, maverick striker Balotelli returned to England, where he previously played for Manchester City. Renowned as much for his erratic off-pitch behaviour as for his footballing ability, the 24-year old Italy striker has been signed to help fill the void created by the departure of Luis Suarez.

RADAMEL FALCAO - Monaco (FRA) to Manchester United; 6 million* loan

United pulled off a stunning coup on the last day of the transfer window by signing prolific Colombia striker Falcao on a season-long loan with an option for a permanent 43 million transfer. The 28-year-old could form a devastating three-pronged attack alongside Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on 
Twitter and like our Facebook page!



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Man who attacked US Embassy a 24 ...

A man who attacked the US Embassy in Nairobi was a 24 year old from Wajir County. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
US Embassy to remain closed Frida...

The US Embassy in Nairobi will remain closed Friday following a terror attack on it Thursday. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Leave ODM if you are unhappy, Rai...

Leave ODM if you are not happy, Raila Odinga tells Senator. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Former Assistant Minister joins J...

A former Assistant Minister has quit PNU and joined the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
DP Ruto intervenes as Kerio Valle...

DP William Ruto will visit Kerio Valley to try solve never-ending clashes between local residents. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...