The top 10 deals of transfer deadline day

Christopher Samba

Arsenal, QPR, Stoke City, Sunderland, Fulham, Crystal Palace, Peterborough, Brighton, and Wigan Athletic all feature.

So there were no big money moves for Leandro Damiao or David Villa, but there were some interesting and exciting moves in the Premier League and Football League.

Here are our top 10, and neither Jermaine Jenas or Kieron Dyer feature...

Nacho Monreal (Malaga to Arsenal)

It appeared as if Arsenal would end the transfer window without making a single signing, but they acted swiftly to capture Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal from Malaga for £8.3 million. Monreal is a Spanish international and at 26 could oust the injured Kieran Gibbs as first choice. However he is cup-tied for the Champions League meaning the Gunners could still have to field Andre Santos against Bayern Munich.

Christopher Samba (Anzhi to QPR)

This could very easily end up being the worst deal of the window. QPR paid a club record £12.5 million fee for Samba, with wages reported to be around £100,000 a week. If QPR get relegated it could be disastrous. However Samba has the experience and qualities to transform QPR's defence and help them beat the drop, which would make it money well spent.

Jack Butland (Birmingham to Stoke)

With Asmir Begovic likely to move on to bigger and better things in the summer, Stoke have done well to secure their goalkeeping spot for the seasons ahead. Butland will return to Birmingham on loan until the end of the season, and will surely get first team football at Stoke next season. For the player it is the right step, and both clubs have got what they wanted.

Danny Graham (Swansea to Sunderland)

Sunderland are the winners in this deal, signing Danny Graham who will take the pressure off Steven Fletcher and give the club an extra dimension up front. For Graham himself the decision is questionable merely because he will miss out on a Wembley appearance in the Capital One Cup Final, where he at the least would have likely come off the bench, and if Michu is injured he could have been a starter.

Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan to Fulham loan)

As Martin Jol alluded yesterday, it is not easy to sign a player from AC Milan. Emanuelson is a midfielder he knows from his Ajax days. At 26 he brings considerable experience, versatility and class, and on loan Fulham can't really lose if he fails to settle.

Kevin Phillips (Blackpool to Crystal Palace)

Crystal Palace fans were crying out for their club to 'splash the Zaha money' after seeing their form drop off of late. They didn't spend big, but fans should be moderately satisfied by the proven pedigree of Kevin Phillips who arrives from Blackpool. Phillips has the experience and pedigree to help them score the goals to win promotion, and even at 39, this signing could be a real difference-maker in the short-term.

Matt Upson (Stoke to Brighton loan)

Brighton are another team attempting to win promotion, currently lying in seventh one place behind the play-offs. Gus Poyet's young team are full of talent, and Upson has the experience which can help them at a difficult stage of the season. He was out of favour at Stoke so this gives the former England international a chance to rejuvenate his career.

Paul Scharner (Hamburg to Wigan loan)

Roberto Martinez must be delighted to have Paul Scharner back at the club. Scharner is a dedicated professional who knows the Premier League inside out and will take no adjustment period at all. Wigan had suffered with injuries defensively so bringing in Scharner is a perfect solution, as he has been there and done it several times with the Latics.

Alex Pritchard (Tottenham to Peterborough loan)

Followers of the NextGen Series and Tottenham's academy will know just how highly rated Pritchard is. As well as being chased by Liverpool, Barcelona are also said to be interested after he helped demolish their side 4-1 in Spain earlier this season. At Peterborough he will get his first taste of first team football and it could be the making of him.

Eyong Enoh (Ajax to Fulham loan)

After losing Moussa Dembele in August, Martin Jol was keen to get midfield additions in. He turned to former club Ajax where he was fortunate enough to bring in 26-year-old Cameroonian international Eyong Enoh. The midfielder has played in the Champions League this season against Manchester City and Real Madrid and should be of huge use to the club.

Which deal is the best? Who else should be on the list?

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