Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City to Real Madrid on loan with an option to buy.
With only a year and a half gone since his signing for Manchester City from Arsenal for £25 million, it’s surprising that he has gone out on loan, even if the team he is going on loan to is Real Madrid. Adebayor had a good start at the Eastlands but it didn’t last and by the end of his first full season there was talk of a transfer away from City. A transfer seemed close at the beginning of the season, but nothing materialized but then in this months transfer window with the signing of Džeko it seemed clear Adebayor was not in any of Manchester City’s plans. Will his time at Madrid be a success? can Mourinho re-inspire him enough that he can put in the performances Madrid need and the kind of performances he needs to make the loan move a permanent one, as Madrid have a £18 million option to buy. It will be interesting to see how Adebayor’s career turns out, as it seems that the curse of leaving Arsenal has yet again struck.
Ryan Babel from liverpool to Hoffenheim for £6 million.
When Ryan Babel signed for Liverpool from Ajax he was one of the brightest prospects in Europe and had been followed by Arsène Wenger for a few seasons but wanted to wait till the right time to sign him. The season Liverpool signed him Wenger had come out and said though he was interested in the player he would properly look at signing him the next season. Obviously Liverpool saw and opportunity and Babel didn’t want to wait with Liverpool paying Ajax £11.5 million. Babel never really seemed to be able to cement his stake in the team under Benitez so now with his transfer to Hoffenheim confirmed for a reported £6 million he will be looking to revive his career which has been halted while at Anfield.
Gary O’Neil from Middlesbrough to West Ham.
West Ham are looking to shure up their midfield with Behrami gone. O’Neil who operates on the right side of midfield will be looking forward to copetting in the premiership again and should be able to link up well with the Wedt Ham midfield of Parker and Noble.
Valon Behrami from West Ham to Fiorentina.
Over the last few years there has been constant speculation of Behrami being wanted by a host of italian club from Roma to Juventus has now gone back to Italy with Fiorentina. Behrami, who came from the speaking part of Switzerland, started his career at the Swiss club Lugano before he signed for Genoa. Behrami was then on loan at Verona before he signed for Lazio. He signed for West Ham for £5 million and spent 3 and a half years at West Ham making 58 appearances.
John Carew from Aston Villa to Stoke on loan.
Carew never seemed to be favoured by Gerard Houllier and the signing of Darren Bent the final nail in John Carew’s coffin was struck so Stoke it seems have given him an escape route, and the big Norwegian, with his areal presence, should be well suited to Stoke.
Gäel Kakuta from Chelsea to Fulham on loan.
Surprising that Chelsea have let Kakuta go out on loan when Chelsea’s team lacks depth and Kakuta has seen some playing time this season, but if Kakuta is able to get a more regular start at Fulham it will be good for his progression as a footballer and will gain experience to challenge for a first team start at Chelsea next season.
With five days to go until the transfer window shuts there is bound to be more transfers with ones still yet to be concluded such as Demba Ba to West Ham and Arsenal reportedly looking for a defender on loan, So watch this space!