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Premier League Transfer News: Clint Dempsey, Dimitar Berbatov On The Move (Updated 8/31)

Busy Transfer Day Headlines In Premier League, European Soccer Transfers: Often times, trade deadline days turn out to be the busiest in all of sports, and this year’s Premier League transfer deadline was no exception, as there were a ton of great players that changed hands, some of which came to and went from some of the biggest clubs in the world. Check out some of the biggest Premiership transfer news and soccer transfers that came out on the final day of trading and signing before the Winter.

We’ll start with where the night ended, as Clint Dempsey, a disgruntled American playing for Fulham, has been transferred to Tottenham Hotspur. The move is a big one for the Toffies, who badly were in need of another star to be able to compete this year for a Champions League spot. Dempsey has longed for a chance at playing in the UCL, and he has his chance now if his future remains at Tottenham. The move was a costly one, reportedly around 6 million pounds from Tottenham, though it wasn’t reportedly the biggest offer of the day. Liverpool and Aston Villa were both in the bidding for the American forward as well.

Manchester City, last year’s Premier League champions, had themselves a day to remember as well. They were able to ink Maicon, Scott Sinclair, and Richard Wright on a busy evening. Both Maicon and Sinclair could find themselves as regulars in the Manchester City fold, though the Citizens already clearly have a stacked team that doesn’t need much in the way of help. Javi Garcia hasn’t inked his deal as of yet, but he is apparently transferring over to the Eastlands as well. Nigel de Jong however, has been transferred to AC Milan and away from Man City. Roque Santa Cruz was also loaned out to Malaga, while Stefan Savic was sent to Fiorentina.

Don’t feel all that bad for the Swans for losing Sinclair, though. They were able to land Pablo Hernandez from Valencia, a Champions League team that didn’t seem likely to do much in the way of selling. Hernandez is reunited with his former manager, Michael Laudrup, whom he played for when the two were at Getafe. It was the biggest signing in the history of Swansea, and it came at the price of 5.5 million pounds.

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Stoke City, a team that is hoping to avoid being a part of the relegation discussion this year, was busy on moving day, picking up Charlie Adam from Liverpool for the next four years. The Potters also took in Maurice Edu from Rangers. Both should be able to get into the Starting XI at least in some sort of a part-time, if not a full-time role for Stoke. Adam had fallen out of favor with the Reds before transferring.

Fulham knew that it was going to have some money to play with when push came to shove after transferring Dempsey, and it came forward with a big play to get Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United. Once a Golden Boot winner, Berbatov just didn’t fit in for the Red Devils any longer, especially after they signed Robin Van Persie to put alongside Wayne Rooney at the front of the team. Fulham also lost Kieran Richardson to Sunderland in what amounted to be a big signing for the Black Cats.

Chelsea and Arsenal both looked to be making big plays at the transfer window, especially knowing that both will need help to stay in the Top 4 this year, but all that either did on the day was loan out a few lesser players from their squad.

Tottenham though, wasn’t finished with the Dempsey signing on the day. The team lost Giovani Dos Santos to Mallorca and Rafael Van der Vaart to Hamburg SV, but it did also get back Hugo Lloris from Olympique Lyon.

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