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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

EPL Transfer Deadline Day Madness... Summarized.

There's only one way to consume the madness of January 31st aka Transfer Deadline Day, and that  is to jump in with both feet. So here ya go:

South African Steven Pienaar rejoins old side Everton on loan for the rest of the season after having found it impossible to get playing time at Tottenham Hotspur. It screams a bit of a mistake, but then you can not slight a player trying to compete at a higher level club. Now he returns to the side to which he earned the move, what a pity.

Continuing with the trend of loan moves in this edition of the January transfer window is the Chilean David Pizzaro joining Manchester City from AS Roma. He's a handy 32 year old who has struggled finding a first team place in the ever-evolving ethos in Rome. Like the last years signing of Patrick Viera, Pizzaro will be used as a back-up to the likes of Yaya Toure, Nigel De Jong and Gareth Barry. Question, what happened to Owen Hargreaves?

Now for a little Russian fun.

Fulham has signed Russian International Pavel Pogrebnyak from VFB Stuttgart. As you will see when you scroll lower, Bobby Zamora has completed a move to QPR, so the need of a out and out striker was a need that is now filled by the big Russian. In the Euro's of 2008, the same tournament that saw Andrey Arshavin become a coveted player...hmmm...Pogrebnyak also played well, making a name for him self, linking him with clubs around Europe. 

In the same tournament mentioned above another Russian in the form of Roman Pavlyuchenko upped his credit, in which he moved to Tottenham Hotspur, but this dream move turned into a bit of a nightmare. The striker has made the move to Lokomotiv Moscow, after falling out with the upper management.

London re-location starring Bobby Zamora is a headline worth stopping for, as the 31-year old Fulham striker moves down the road to fellow west London club Queens Park Rangers. Along with bringing vital EPL experience to the ranks of the newly promoted club, Zamora brings a goal scoring edge to a club that has been lacking a striker. A spine now of Zamora, Barton, and Nedum Onuoha, doesn't really sound like a spine of a Championship side.

Perhaps the most interesting move in the anarchy of transfer deadline day is France's Louis Saha's move from Everton to Tottenham. This comes a bit out of left field, but history supports the notion, as the journey man Saha has graced the books of Premier clubs Manchester United, Newcastle, Fulham and Everton. Some striking support, with the now absence of Pav's (mentioned above), and a backup for Adebayor.

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