Transfer deadline day round-up video: Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United as Arsenal complete Danny Welbeck swoop
Video: The Independent guides you through the main stories from the last day of the summer transfer window.
Tuesday 02 September 2014
As the rumour mills finally came to an end after a summer of non-stop gossip churning, Premier League clubs had spent a new record of £835m over the course of the transfer window.
On Monday itself, clubs in the top tier spent £85m.
Clearly the biggest news of deadline day was the introduction of Radamel Falcao at Manchester United on a season-long loan deal worth around £20m. Falcao said last night that playing for “one of the truly great teams” like Manchester United was a lifetime’s ambition.
Meanwhile, Arsenal poached out-of-favour United striker Danny Welbeck on an apparent five-year deal for £17m. Another United striker leaving the club in the wake of Falcao's arrival was Javier Hernandez, who joined Real Madrid on loan.
United also added Daley Blind to their ranks for £14m on a four-year deal from Ajax. In total, new United manager Louis van Gaal spent just over £150m in the transfer window.
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Elsewhere, Manchester City offloaded Alvaro Negredo and Micah Richards, with the pair going on loan to Valencia and Fiorentina respectively.
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