From Cristiano Ronaldo to Daniel James – the biggest deals done on deadline day

From Cristiano Ronaldo to Daniel James – the biggest deals done on deadline day
ウェストハム, Burnley and Brighton also brought in players.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to マンチェスターユナイテッド gave transfer deadline day its obvious headline but was far from the only business done as clubs scrambled to get deals over the line.

Here the PA news agency takes a look at the five biggest deals so far.

クリスティアーノロナウド to Manchester United

The return of the Portuguese was effectively confirmed on Friday when United announced a deal had been agreed, but with the 36-year-old’s medical not taking place until Monday and several other details needing to be finalised, the rubber stamp was only applied on Tuesday morning. ロナルド, who scored 118 goals for United between 2003 そして 2009, has signed a two-year deal with the option of a third, with the Red Devils paying Juventus an initial fee of £12.86million. 「満員のスタジアムの前でオールドトラフォードでプレーし、すべてのファンに再び会うのが待ちきれません。,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said. “I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, そして、これからのシーズンが非常に成功することを願っています。」

ダニエルジェームズ to Leeds

One major knock-on effect of Ronaldo’s return was United’s willingness to allow Wales winger James to move on. The £25million deal to take the 23-year-old to Elland Road suits all parties: James gets more playing time, United almost double their money on a player signed from Swansea for £15million, and Leeds get a player they thought they had signed in January 2019, even completing a photoshoot and interviews with James before the deal collapsed and he instead moved to Old Trafford six months later.

Nikola Vlasic to West Ham

Croatia midfielder Nikola Vlasic has joined West Ham (マイク・エガートン/ PA)

It had also seemed that Ronaldo’s move back to United would help West Ham’s hopes of re-signing Jesse Lingard after his impressive loan spell for David Moyes’ side last season. But having received little encouragement from United, the Hammers went looking elsewhere for a creative spark and hope to have found one in Croatia international Vlasic, who has signed a five-year deal as he joins from CSKA Moscow.

Connor Roberts to Burnley

Wales international Connor Roberts has swapped Swansea for Burnley (ブラッドリーコリアー/ PA)

Another Wales international was on the move on Tuesday too as Roberts left Swansea for バーンリー ロバーツ, who was heading into the final year of his deal with the Swans, has finalised a four-year contract to become the Clarets’ fifth summer signing – and second Welshman after Wayne Hennessey – as Sean Dyche gets the reinforcements he wanted.

Marc Cucurella to Brighton

Brighton have made their third signing of the summer with the capture of Spain international Cucurella from Getafe. The 23-year-old – who has signed a five-year contract – came through the ranks at Barcelona and can play either at left-back or as a wide midfielder, further strengthening Graham Potter’s resources after the earlier signings of Enock Mwepu and Kjell Scherpen.


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