The six best Premier League deals of the transfer window

Charlie Austin

Southampton, Stoke City, West Ham, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Norwich City, and Watford signings feature.

The mid-season transfer window did not live up to the hype, but there were still plenty of smart deals done.

Surprisingly, title chasing clubs were quiet, with the Premier League's mid-pack getting stronger.

Here are six of the best deals completed over the course of the transfer window... 

Charlie Austin

It seemed like Charlie Austin was linked to everybody at some stage, and to see Southampton pull off a deal with minimal fuss was an excellent piece of business. Even better, they managed to sign the striker for just £4 million. He immediately made an impact, netting a winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Sam Byram

West Ham beat Everton to the signing of Sam Byram from Leeds United, and saw the right-back cope admirably when thrown in against Manchester City. For his willingness to get forward, Byram has been compared to Gareth Bale, and if he turns out to be half as good, West Ham have bagged a bargain for just £3.7 million.

Seydou Doumbia

Newcastle United managed to sign Seydou Doumbia on loan, and it could be a deal which saves their season. With Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez inconsistent, Newcastle needed a striker, and Doumbia has experience playing in Serie A and the Champions League. On a loan deal he was well worth a punt.

Giannelli Imbula

There are times when quality is worth paying for. Stoke City made Giannelli Imbula the most expensive signing of the transfer window on deadline day, and over time he should prove to be an excellent addition. Since selling Steven N'Zonzi, Stoke have looked short in midfield, and Imbula will address this.

James Maddison

Norwich City stole in late on deadline day to sign James Maddison from Coventry City. Newcastle, Tottenham and Liverpool were all interested in the youngster but did not make a move, leaving Norwich a free run. He has been loaned back to the Sky Blues, and at just 19, is a star of the future and potential future England international.

Adalberto Penaranda

Venezuelan attacker Adalberto Penaranda had attracted the attentions of Europe's top clubs, but it was Watford who snapped him up. They sent him out on loan to Granada, and in Spain his displays have seen him compared to a young Alexis Sanchez. 

 

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