With the transfer window now closed there was a wildfire movement of players between various clubs and before we take a look at the full deadline deals, a look at the five most surprising transfers on deadline day.

Five Most Surprising Transfers on Deadline Day


David Luiz


When David Luiz moved to Paris in 2014 for €50m, it marked what looked like the end of a love affair. While some Stamford faithful consider it good business, others were happy to see a defender whose flamboyance sometimes got him and his team in trouble. On March 11, 2015, Luiz returned to London to score the goal which eliminated Chelsea from the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions league, which he celebrated to their dismay.

Welcome back Luiz, the love affair can continue now.


Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere

The Arsenal golden-boy, the new Liam Brady, moves like Gazza, Jack Wilshere got a lot of accolades when he broke into the Arsenal team and got further ratings in that game against Barcelona in the UEFA champions league. If there ever was a move in place for Wilshere, it has to be to a top notch team, but on deadline day, Wilshere completed his loan move to AFC Bournemouth in hope of resurrecting what is left of his injury-ravaged career.


Joe Hart

Joe Hart

When a new manager comes in, there certainly will be some shuffles. But who would have thought Joe Hart will be one of the guys to be the unused card. Pep had made it clear early that he isn’t a fan of Hart by starting Willy Caballero in more games than Hart. But the real shock came when the first choice goalkeeper of the three lions signed for Torino. No one saw that one coming.


Moussa Sissoko


After a decent Euros for France, Sissoko looked destined to leave St James Park this summer,  with his public admiration of Arsenal and declared loved to play for them, it comes as a shock that he has wound up the North London rival outfit Tottenham.


Mario Balotelli

Super Mario
Nice’s football club new signing Italian forward Mario Balotelli

Super Mario has had a fast blooming start to his career, starting out at Internazionale, he has since moved to Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool. After a rather poor season at Liverpool and on-loan back to AC Milan, Balotelli was poised to move on and for a merchant who is synonymous with big moves, a move to Nice comes as rather shocking.


That’s our list, what do you think?