The deadline for the January 2021 transfer window passed on Monday 1 February, with a steady stream of transactions taking place throughout the day and evening.
There was a late flurry of activity with two clubs submitting a deal sheet in order to complete the paperwork for the transfer of their desired players after the eleventh hour.
For a timeline of Transfer Deadline Day as it happened, read on.
The day’s key deals
– Liverpool sign defensive duo Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak
– Southampton bring in forward Takumi Minamino from Liverpool
– Everton take striker Josh King on loan from AFC Bournemouth
– West Bromwich Albion secure loan services of Arsenal’s Ainsley-Maitland Niles and midfielder Okay Yokuslu from Celta Vigo
– Newcastle United loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock
– Fulham recruit forward Josh Maja on loan from Bordeaux
– Brighton & Hove Albion bring in Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo
The deals as they happened
01:00 In the nick of time Southampton have managed to recruit the services of Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino on loan until the end of the season.
01:00 Everton have managed to get a deal for a new striker over the line by bringing in AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King on loan.
00:19 Newcastle United’s new on-loan midfielder cannot wait to get started in the black and white of the Toon. Here’s what Joe Willock has to say:
00:15 Forward Shane Long has moved along the south coast from Southampton to AFC Bournemouth to help the Cherries’ promotion push in a loan deal until the end of the season.
23:42 Two players have left Everton to ply their trade in the Championship until the end of the season. Midfielder Beni Baningime has been recruited by former Everton star and now Derby County manager Wayne Rooney, while forward Anthony Gordon is off to Preston North End.
23:30 Fulham have completed the loan signing of Josh Maja on loan from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. And they think he’s maj-ic…
23:22 Southampton full-back Yan Valery has completed a loan move to Birmingham City until the end of the season.
23:15 Sam Field has joined Queens Park Rangers on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the current campaign, with a view to a permanent deal, while Albion defender Cedric Kipre has also left on loan until the end of the season, joining Belgian Pro League side Charleroi.
23:00 The outgoings at Arsenal are racking up with Joe Willock the latest player to leave on loan. The midfielder will spend the remainder of the campaign at Newcastle United.
22:58 West Bromwich Albion have completed their fifth signing of the transfer window by taking Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan until the end of the season.
22:15 Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga has completed a loan move to Spanish LaLiga side Elche until the end of the season.
22:11 Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on loan for the remainder of the season, while Maxime Le Marchand has joined Belgian club Royal Antwerp on loan for the same period of time.
22:05 Centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has ended his stay at Arsenal by securing a permanent transfer to Schalke 04.
“We thank Musti for his contribution at Arsenal which has spanned four-and-a-half years, more than 150 appearances and a prominent role in two FA Cup wins,” technical director Edu told the club’s official website. “Everyone associated with the club wishes Musti and his family the very best wishes for the next chapter in his career.”
22:00 Liverpool have completed their second move of transfer deadline day with the loan transfer until the end of the season of defender Ozan Kabak, from Schalke 04. The 20-year-old, who will wear the No 19 shirt for the Reds, has been capped seven times by Turkey.
21:30 Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny has moved to Celtic on loan for the remainder of the season. Academy graduate Kenny, 23, spent the 2019/20 campaign in the Bundesliga on loan at Schalke 04.
21:12 For those interested in why Sam Allardyce elected to bring Okay Yokuslu to West Brom, he has expanded upon the Turkey international’s qualities, likening him to previous players he has bought.
“I signed Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich at Sunderland and Luka Milivojevic from Olympiakos at Crystal Palace,” he tells West Brom’s official website. “He’s that type of player.
“The one who can protect the back four, can be the best passer to create openings in attack and hopefully if he can settle as quickly as the two players I have just mentioned, then it will definitely help us to not concede as many goals.”
21:02 Zech Medley, the Arsenal defender, has been recalled from his loan spell at Gillingham and sent to Scotland where he will help Kilmarnock’s Scottish Premiership cause in another loan arrangement.
20:44 Crystal Palace forward Brandon Pierrick, 19, has joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season.
20:31 Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg has moved to Preston North End until the end of the season.
20:02 Liverpool have bolstered their defence with the signing of Preston North End defender Ben Davies on a long-term contract.
The 25-year-old centre-back, who will wear the No 28 shirt for the champions, came through the Academy at Preston and made 145 appearances, scoring two goals.
“It came as a bit of a surprise,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “But once you start to get your head around it, the opportunity that is in front of me is incredible. I’d be silly to not make the most of it and learn off the players.”
19:59 Kazaiah Sterling, the Tottenham Hotspur striker, will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Scottish Championship club Greenock Morton. Jack Roles, meanwhile, has secured a loan move from Spurs to Stevenage for the same period of time.
19:57 Sheffield United have farmed out two of their goalkeepers until the end of the season. Jake Eastwood has completed a loan move to Grimsby Town, while Dutchman Michael Verrips has returned to his homeland, joining Eredivisie side FC Emmen.
19:50 Two promising West Ham United players have secured loan deals until the end of the season. Defender Aji Alese has joined League Two club Cambridge United, while striker Oladapo Afolayan has moved to Bolton Wanderers.
19:45 Arsenal defender Joseph Olowu has sealed a loan move to National League South side Wealdstone for the remainder of the campaign.
19:28 The Dutch striker Jay-Roy Grot has left Leeds United to sign a permanent deal with 2. Bundesliga club VfL Osnabruck.
19:02 Two players have left Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan until the end of the season. German midfielder Meritan Shabani, 21, has joined Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo, while 18-year-old right-back Luke Matheson is set for a spell at Ipswich Town.
18:45 After spending half a season on loan at Girona, Manchester City goalkeeper Aro Muric will see out the next few months on loan at Willem II of the Eredivisie.
18:22 Everton striker Cenk Tosun has departed Merseyside for a loan spell in his homeland with Besiktas.
18:11 USA international DeAndre Yedlin has left Newcastle United for Turkish SuperLig club Galatasaray in a permanent move.
18:00 West Bromwich Albion have signed Turkey international Okay Yokuslu on loan from LaLiga side Celta Vigo.
The 26-year-old midfielder joins the Baggies until the end of the season and becomes their fourth signing of the January transfer window.
17:15 Leaving Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent basis is goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie, who has returned to his homeland to join RWB Molenbeek in the Belgian second tier.
16:59 Academy graduate Callum Wright has moved on loan from Leicester City to gain experienced in Cheltenham Town’s midfield.
16:55 Burnley goalkeeper Lukas Jensen has joined Bolton Wanderers on loan for the remainder of the season, while Clarets midfielder Adam Phillips will help Accrington Stanley’s push for promotion from League One, having spent the first half of the season at Morecambe.
16:15 Manchester United centre-back Teden Mengi, 18, has linked up with club legend Wayne Rooney, who has brought him to Derby County on loan until the end of the season.
16:00 Brighton & Hove Albion have signed Ecuador international midfielder Moises Caicedo on a permanent deal, subject to international clearance.
The 19-year-old arrives from Independiente del Valle in his home country, having won the 2020 Under-20 Copa Libertadores. He has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal.
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