Transfer Deadline Day: The deals you may have missed 2 years ago

Transfer Deadline Day: The deals you may have missed

Dry those eyes...

The end is near for another incredibly underwhelming January-and-a-tiny-bit-of-February transfer window.


None of us may have known what an Ozan Kabak was a matter of hours ago, but the news that he - a promising 20-year-old Turkish defender, by the way - is joining Liverpool from Schalke is undoubtedly the main headline grabber on deadline day.

But never mind that deal. We're not here for that. We're here for the other, much-less-talked-about transfers that might just have escaped your attention as the precious seconds slip away on Sky Sports News' big, fancy countdown clock.

Without further ado, here are some of the deadline day transfers you might have missed:

18:44 - Teden Mengi to Derby


Missed this one earlier but it's been confirmed that Wayne Rooney has used his relationship with Manchester United to take extremely highly rated young defender Teden Mengi on loan.

18:42 - Cenk Tosun to Besiktas


Another signing involving a Turkish player sees Cenk Tosun return to his homeland with Besiktas from Everton on loan for the rest of the season.

17:28 - Sami Khedira to Hertha Berlin


A big one by today's standards, World Cup winner Sami Khedira has returned to his homeland with Hertha Berlin, bringing to an end his time at Juventus.

17:02 - DeAndre Yedlin to Galatasaray

Galatasaray have confirmed another signing from English football, with US international DeAndre Yedlin signing for the Turkish club from Newcastle on a permanent deal. No ambulance plane involved this time, as far as we're aware.


16:03 - Moises Caicedo to Brighton

Highly rated Ecuadorian youngster Moises Caicedo was linked with a move to Manchester United but has now completed his move from Independiente del Valle. We look forward to reports of United trying to sign him for 20 times whatever the fee is in about 18 months' time.

15:40 - Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Blackburn

Yep. We're still here. We now bring you the news that Taylor Harwood-Bellis, a highly rated Manchester City youngster, will look for first team minutes with Blackburn, who he has joined on loan for the remainder of the season.

14:56 - Gedson Fernandes to Galatasaray

Remember Gedson Fernandes? The one some people mistook for Bruno Fernandes when it first emerged Spurs were trying to get him? Yeah, him. Things haven't quite worked out since arriving in north London a year ago, and so he's now off to Turkey, to join Galatasaray on loan. Things have been complicated by a positive Covid test, which, according to reports in Turkey, say he travelled by ambulance plane to get the deal done.

Aaron McEneff to Hearts 

The Shamrock Rovers midfielder was recently called up to the Ireland squad by Stephen Kenny and moved to Scottish Championship leaders Hearts on deadline day.

14:09 - Troy Parrott to Ipswich 

In search of first-team minutes, Troy Parrott has left Spurs for a rest-of-the-season loan to Ipswich and clearly looks delighted about it.

13:58 - Mitchel Bergkamp to Watford

Yes, he is related. Mitchel Bergkamp, son of Arsenal's legendary non-flying Dutchman, Dennis, has signed for Watford subject to international clearance. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder had inked a six-month deal which could be extended and will join the U23 squad.

11:32 - Winston Reid to Brentford

Just about the only central defender not linked with Liverpool in the last week, Winston Reid has left West Ham on a loan deal with Brentford for the rest of the season.

09:59 - Glenn Murray to Nottingham Forest

Glenn Murray's time at Brighton is up. The 37-year-old is reunited with Chris Hughton at Nottingham Forest after allegedly spending the first half of the season on loan at Watford.

08:47 - Joshua Zirkzee to Parma

Okay, okay. Not technically a done deal but it's early and we're excited. Joshua Zirkzee is nearing the completion of his move from Bayern Munich to Parma, report Sky Italy. The Dutch forward has touched down in Milan ahead of a medical and signing his contract. Do any of you know who Joshua Zirkzee is or even care about this news? Quite possibly not.

08:50 - Shane Long to Bournemouth

For the first time in ten years, Shane Long's run as a Premier League player has come to an end. What a career the Tipperary man has had at the top level, scoring 55 goals in 330 appearances. He heads to Bournemouth on loan for the rest of the season.