The Premier League summer transfer window has come to its end, leaving us some good moments during the last day. It was believed initially that we were going to have more emotions today, but several transfers broke down along the way.
Yet, other signings actually came through and made teams and fans happy for the impact they are going to make. The free market is closed and now it's time to recap all the things it left. We saw big figures departing their clubs while others arrived at the last minute to their new sides.
Here are the most important deals from the Premier League’s deadline day.
David Luiz - Chelsea to Arsenal (£8 million)
David Luiz surprised everybody around the Premier League when he demanded to be sold to Arsenal after several seasons playing with Chelsea. The center-back was believed to be very happy in Chelsea after he signed a new contract last season.
All of that happened when Maurizio Sarri was the helmsman of the Blues, but now that Frank Lampard has taken over, Luiz is not seen as a possible starter for the English team. After he decided not to train alongside his teammates trying to force a move out of the Blues, Arsenal got to work on a deal and now they secured their desired defender.
Everything was surrounded by a lot of tension and drama until the last second, but the Gunners finally announced the Brazil international.
Romelu Lukaku - Manchester United to Inter (£73 million)
One of the biggest sagas of the summer came to an end today, as well. Romelu Lukaku was mentioned in plenty of rumors in the last few weeks and now the Belgian striker has finally left Manchester United to land in Milan, where Internazionale waited with open arms.
Lukaku agreed on a five-year contract, in a transfer thought to be worth around £73 million (€80 million). The 26-year-old already started to earn the love of Inter’s fans with his words. "Inter were the only club I wanted, because Inter is not for everyone. I’m here to bring the Nerazzurri back to the top,” he said.
Giovani Lo Celso - Betis to Tottenham (loan)
Lo Celso was a big target for Tottenham over the summer and now has made his way to North London after months of rumors and speculation. The Argentinian playmaker had a terrific season with Betis last year, which made Tottenham turn their heads to him.
He signed on an initial season-long loan deal with an option to make his move permanent next summer. The Spurs had different options for the midfield, including Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon, but ultimately, Lo Celso was the lucky one who signed with the North Londoners.
Kieran Tierney - Celtic to Arsenal (£25 million)
After a lot of back and forth, Arsenal have finally put their hands on longed-for asset Kieran Tierney for a fee thought to be around £25 million following a transfer saga full of drama and turns of events.
Over the last couple of months, Celtic rejected several offers from Arsenal for the wing-back, until Unai Emery’s side made a last push for the 22-year-old and secured a deal for the youngster. Tierney joins Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, and William Saliba, who signed on before returning to Saint-Etienne on loan, and David Luiz as the five signings the Gunners made this summer.
Ryan Sessegnon - Fulham to Tottenham (£25 million)
Even though they couldn’t get their top targets, Tottenham still made some good signings on deadline day. They agreed on a six-year, £25 million deal with Fulham over Ryan Sessegnon, one player who was followed by other English clubs besides the Spurs.
This guy has been drawing a lot of attention for several years now. It all started when he was 16. Ryan enchanted everybody during his debut season by netting 15 Championship league goals to help his side get promoted to the Premier League. Tottenham had been linked with him before, but he decided to remain with Fulham trying to maintain them in the top flight of English football.
Now, the Spurs have finally signed the kid, who is ready to take it all next season.
Albian Ajeti - Basel to West Ham (£8 million)
Emil Krafth - Amiens to Newcastle (£5 million)
Romaric Yapi - Paris SG to Brighton (undisclosed)
Lea Le Garrec - Guingamp to Brighton (undisclosed)
Pedro Porro - Girona to Manchester City (undisclosed)
Ismaila Sarr - Rennes to Watford (undisclosed)
Aaron Mooy - Huddersfield to Brighton (undisclosed)
Andy Carroll - West Ham to Newcastle (undisclosed)
Scott Carson - Derby to Manchester City (loan)
Danny Drinkwater - Chelsea to Burnley (loan)
Muhamed Besic - Everton to Sheffield United (loan)
Alex Iwobi - Arsenal to Everton (£35 million)
Dennis Praet - Sampdoria to Leicester City (£18 million)