January transfer window: a round-up
The January transfer window closed with a bang last night, with a flurry of last-minute activity and against-the-clock deals.
Some 72 deals were done yesterday alone, with many being finalised minutes before the 11pm deadline.
Crewe’s Paris Bateman penned a loan deal with Nantwich Town at quarter past 10, while Stoke’s Matthew Upson signed with Brighton on loan with just 20 minutes to spare.
It was a busy end to what had been, in the eyes of many, a relatively quiet transfer window.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
But subdued or not, over the course of the month 312 deals were made and almost £130 million spent by Premier League clubs - more than twice the amount spent last year.
Crawley Town were the busiest club, with some eight deals completed.
Here we round-up the January transfer window 2013:
City yesterday brought in Al Ahly's Mohamed Nagy and Ahmed Fathi on loan until the end of the season.
The club also confirmed a loan deal for striker Gedo.
The club’s first piece of deadline day business, however, saw them re-sign Sunderland winger Ahmed Elmohamady.
The Egyptian winger was a hit at the Tigers in his initial spell with the club earlier this season, before being recalled by Sunderland earlier this month.
Earlier in the transfer window City signed Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale on loan until the end of the season.
The club also completed the signing of midfielder David Meyler and winger Robbie Brady for undisclosed fees.
The Republic of Ireland internationals, who have both agreed three-and-a-half year deals, have been on loan at the KC Stadium since November.
City bid farewell to defender Liam Cooper, who signed with Chesterfield on a permanent basis after joining the Spireites on loan in November.
The club has also sent out on loan midfielder Paul McKenna to Fleetwood Town and Aaron McLean to Ipswich Town. Both will stay at their respective loan clubs for the remainder of the season.
Arguably the biggest transfer news for City was the departure of striker Danny Graham, who yesterday completed a £5m move to Sunderland.
After numerous reports linking him to Sunderland, Norwich and Middlesbrough, the 27-year-old agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
The club also bid farewell to striker Jamie Proctor, who has signed with Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old has signed an 18-month deal with the club.
Meanwhile full-back Curtis Obeng joined York City on a one-month loan deal.
Earlier this week Wayne Routledge followed Michu's lead by signing a new contract which will keep him at Swansea City until 2016.
Meanwhile Newport County midfielder Lee Evans signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Wolvers for an undisclosed fee.
And Cardiff yesterday bid farewell to Kevin Sainte-Luce, who signed with AFC Wimbledon.
Earlier in the month Cardiff City signed Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell on a three-and-a-half-year contract, in a deal thought to be worth £650,000.
This week City also signed Connah's Quay striker Rhys Healey for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old has penned a contract which will keep him at the club until 2015.
Argyle have made a number of loan signings during the January transfer window, the latest being Crystal Palace winger Jason Banton, who yesterday joined the club on loan until March 2.
Last month Argyle also welcomed back Yeovil Town forward Reuben Reid, who penned a loan deal which will keep him at the club until the end of February.
The club also signed Anthony Charles until the end of the season after the defender saw his contract terminated by Northampton Town, and former Aldershot and Torquay centre-back Guy Branston until the end of the season.
Ipswich Town striker Ronan Murray has also joined the club on loan until the end of the season.
Argyle also brought in Reading's Gozie Ugwu on a month's loan after an ankle injury saw striker Warren Feeney ruled out for up to two months.
Argyle has also bid farewell to a number of players. Captain Darren Purse signed with Port Vale in early January after leaving Home Park by mutual consent, while striker Rhys Griffiths yesterday had his contract cancelled by mutual consent after being told earlier in the week he was surplus to requirements.
Bristol City and Bristol Rovers
City youngster Conor Evans also signed his first professional contract at the club.
City also bid farewell to Brett Pitman, who signed with Bournemouth, and Martyn Woolford, who headed to Millwall. Both moved for an undisclosed fee.
Jody Morris yesterday left Bristol City by mutual consent after making just five first-team appearances.
Meanwhile Bristol Rovers brought in six new faces - Tom Hitchcock on loan from Queens Park Rangers until end of season; Clayton McDonald from Port Vale on loan for three months and Steve Mildenhall on loan until the end of the season.
Mark McChrystal joined from Tranmere Rovers on a free transfer signing a permanent six month deal, while Ryan Brunt joined the club from Stoke City, penning a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Meanwhile Colchester United’s John-Joe O'Toole will remain at the club on loan for loan three months, after extending his spell.
It was a fairly busy month for Stoke City, with seven deals made in total.
Tony Pulis spoke on January 2 of the club’s need for “fresh blood”, and said he was keen to sign a couple of fresh faces during the transfer window.
Those new faces arrived at the club yesterday - Stoke signed United States international winger Brek Shea from FC Dallas for £2.5 million and England goalkeeper Jack Butland from Birmingham City for a fee rising to £3.5m.
Stoke were one of the first clubs to see activity in the transfer window, with Danny Higginbotham joining Sheffield United on a free transfer on January 1. The defender signed an initial six-month contract.
City midfielder Rory Delap joined Barnsley on loan later in the month and centre-back Matthew Upson headed to Brighton. Both will remain at their respective loan clubs until the end of the season.
The club also bid farewell to Stoke forward Ryan Brunt, who joined Bristol Rovers on a two-and-a-half-year deal, and midfielder Michael Tonge, who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Leeds United. Both moved for an undisclosed fee.
Rumour spread Peter Crouch and Kenwyne Jones were due to exit the club, with QPR making an inquiry and Swansea City making a bid of £3m respectively.
But it was last night confirmed the pair would be staying at the club, after both deals collapsed.
Assistant manager Dave Kemp said this morning in a press conference:
Meanwhile Port Vale welcomed over the course of January left-back Daniel Jones of the Owls, who signed a short-term contract that runs until the end of the season, and Notts County striker Lee Hughes, who agreed a deal which will keep him at Vale until the season end.
The club also brought in former Plymouth Argyle captain Darren Purse on a free transfer and re-signed Trinidad & Tobago international midfielder Chris Birchall on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
Port Vale also extended the contract of Calvin Andrew until the end of the season.
But the club also sent out two players on loan - midfielder Kingsley James, who joined Martin Foyle's Hereford on a month's loan, and defender Clayton McDonald, who joined Bristol Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
The club said on Tuesday they would hold fire on contract talks until they knew which division they will be playing in next season.
It appears key assets remain at Vale Park.
Crewe Alexandra yesterday re-signed Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke on loan and extended Newcastle's Brad Inman's loan spell at the Alexandra Stadium.
Forest yesterday signed goalkeeper Khaled Al-Rashidi on a free transfer from Al Arabi. The 25-year-old penned a two-and-a-half year contract.
Forest also last month welcomed Millwall forward Darius Henderson, who moved for an undisclosed fee to become Forest's third signing of the transfer window. He has signed until the end of the campaign.
The club also signed West Brom defender Gonzalo Jara, and re-signed Norwich City defender Elliott Ward on loan until the end of the season.
Meanwhile striker Dexter Blackstock has penned a four-and-a-half year contract extension at Forest.
Derry City’s Stephen McLaughlin was the club’s first January signing – he joined on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Elliot Ward joined from Norwich on loan until the end of the season from Norwich, while Radoslaw Majewski signed a new three-and-a-half year deal at the club.
Forest made two unsuccessful attempts to sign Birmingham winger Chris Burke, lodging a £500,000 bid for the player.
But the club bid farewell to defender Brendan Moloney, who penned a two-and-a-half year deal at Bristol City.
The 24-year-old was under contract until the summer but his Forest deal was terminated by mutual consent, allowing him to join City on a free transfer.
Earlier last month striker Matt Derbyshire joined Blackpool on loan, and David McGoldrick headed out to Ipswich Town. Both will remain at their respective loan clubs until the end of the season.
Keeper Karl Darlow re-signed with Walsall on a month's loan with a view to extending the deal for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile Notts County signed midfielder Andre Boucaud from Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.
The club bid a temporary farewell to striker Lee Hughes, who has joined Port Vale until the end of the season. Lee Camp headed to Norwich on a free transfer, while David Morgan has gone to Dundee on loan till the end of the season.
Mansfield Town welcomed James Jennings on free transfer form Cambridge United and bid farewell to Joel Holland, who has signed with Shirebrook Town.
The duo will remain at the club for the remainder of the season.
Palace have also completed the loan signings of Swansea City defender Ashley Richards and Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield. Richards, 21, will stay at Selhurst Park until the end of the season, while Butterfield joins on a one-month loan deal.
Palace have also secured Manchester City forward Alex Nimely on loan until the end of the season.
Conversely, a number of Palace players have gone out on loan - striker Kwesi Appiah to Yeovil Town for one month; winger Jason Banton to Plymouth Argyle until March 2 and Ibra Sekajja to Barnet for one month.
Last week the club bid farewell to midfielder David Wright, who joined Colchester United on a free transfer after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent. The length of the deal has yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile Wilfried Zaha has agreed a five-and-a-half year deal with Manchester United, but will be loaned back to Palace until the summer. United will pay £10m up front, with an extra £5m in additional fees.
Both have penned two-and-a-half-year deals.
Meanwhile Luke Rooney has joined on loan subject to Football League ratification.
Town bid farewell to a number of players - Chris Zebroski; Danny Andrew; Jeff Goulding and Alan Bennett. Marlon Pack’s exit is subject to FL ratification. Bagasan Graham has joined Gloucester City on loan.
Meanwhile Swindon Town winger Luke Rooney and Cheltenham Town midfielder Marlon Pack will swap clubs.
Swindon Town have also secured the signature of Millwall centre-back Darren Ward, who has joined on a free transfer. He will remain at the club for 18 months.
Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with AFC Bournemouth worth £500,000. Meanwhile Town striker Paul Benson has completed a loan move to Cheltenham for the rest of the season.
Midfielder Oliver Risser has signed with Aldershot after his contract with Swindon was terminated by mutual consent.
City yesterday bid farewell to Cian Bolger, who has joined Bolton Wanderers on a three-and-a-half-year deal. The 20-year-old Irishman joins the Trotters for an undisclosed fee.
Meanwhile City midfielder Neil Danns has joined Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the season.
And Jeff Schlupp has seen his training stint with Manchester United extended.
Striker Nathan Tyson has joined Millwall on loan until the end of the season.
Meanwhile Chesterfield have signed full-back Richard Brindley on a deal until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old was released by Norwich at the end of last season and joined Chelmsford City in the summer.
Gillingham have secured the signature of midfielder Steven Gregory following his release by AFC Bournemouth. The 25-year-old has penned an 18-month deal.
The club have also signed Huddersfield Town midfielder Anton Robinson on loan until the end of the season and Coventry striker Cody McDonald on a 93-day loan deal.
Gillingham also converted centre-half Leon Legge's loan from Brentford into a permanent two-year deal. The 27-year-old joined the club on a one-month loan on New Year's Day.
The club has parted with centre-back Connor Essam, who has penned a deal with Crawley. The 20-year-old joins on a free transfer.
A number of Gillingham players have gone out on loan - Peterborough United have signed midfielder Jack Payne until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move, while Lewis Montrose will remain at Oxford until the season end.
A number of fresh faces joined Colchester United during the January transfer window - England Under-19 striker Dominic Samuel from Reading on an initial one-month loan; Burnley forward George Porter on a youth loan and young Chelsea midfielder Billy Clifford on a one month loan.
United have also signed Crystal Palace midfielder David Wright on a free transfer, and MK Dons striker Jabo Ibehre on a contract until the end of the season in a free transfer move. The length of the Wright deal has yet to be confirmed.
Colchester United have also brought in Chelsea goalkeeper Sam Walker on loan until the end of the season.
Meanwhile United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a deal with Ipswich Town believed to be starting at £100,000, possibly rising to £200,000.
Wordsworth, 24, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Portman Road, with the option of a 12-month extension.
Exeter City have signed former AFC Bournemouth midfielder Mark Molesley on loan until the end of the season. The 31-year-old has been released by the Cherries after more than four years at Dean Court.
United have signed free agent Akpo Sodje on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 32-year-old striker left Preston in December.