Deadline Day's five best deals: Including Leeds, Sunderland and more

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Including Leeds, Sunderland, Tottenham, Nottingham Forest, West Ham, Celtic, Southampton, West Brom and Aston Villa, in no particular order...

1. DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur to Sunderland (loan)

Sunderland were in need of a left-back going into Deadline Day but any defensive reinforcements were going to be a boost so late in the window. And Tottenham right-back DeAndre Yedlin may well prove a top loan signing for the Black Cats - certainly better than Younes Kaboul.

Yedlin is only young and Tottenham haven't given him much of a taste for Premier League football. But Dick Advocaat can do with the full-back what he did with Sebastian Coates towards the end of last season at Sunderland and get the best out of him - hopefully.

2. Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest to West Ham United (permanent)

Michail Antonio was one of the Championship's best players last season at Nottingham Forest - if not the very best - and West Ham were in desperate need of both pace and width. The transfer made perfect sense, then, for both the Hammers and Nottingham Forest - in terms of the money they would have made from West Ham. Although Antonio will certainly be a big loss at the City Ground.

3. Virgil van Dijk from Celtic to Southampton (permanent)

Like Sunderland, Southampton needed a new defender badly on Deadline Day - specifically a centre-back. Luckily for the Saints, Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk had been linked with a move all summer!

And Southampton confirmed the Celtic man's signature with a few hours to spare. The 24-year-old has been criticised for some of his play in Scotland but is similarly known for his ability in the air and on the ball. If Ronald Koeman can iron out some of his flaws and let Van Dijk fulfill his potential, this could be quite a signing indeed.

4. Jordan Botaka from Excelsior to Leeds (permanent)

Leeds United were in need of a winger going into the final throes of the transfer window. A striker would have been a bonus for the Yorkshire side but out wide was where they really needed to strengthen.

And strengthen they did, with Leeds adding Excelsior wide man Jordan Botaka to their ranks. Brian Deane revealed his delight at the move on Twitter and, if the 22-year-old can adjust to life in the Championship, Leeds should have a good player on their hands.

5. Joleon Lescott from West Brom to Aston Villa (permanent)

West Brom fans may not be too enamored by the 33-year-old's departure but Joleon Lescott is a good signing for Aston Villa. The Baggies, meanwhile, had already prepared for his exit through the signing of Jonny Evans.

For Aston Villa, even if the former Wolves and West Brom centre-back doesn't hit form, he will still add competition and, most of all, experience at the back.

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