A trio of Premier League outfits have this evening announced deadline day midfield reinforcements.
PL clubs hard at work
Amid a hectic final 24 hours to the English summer transfer window, Premier League clubs, both high and low profile, have been scrambling to put the finishing touches on their respective squads, ahead of the beginning of the new season.
The likes of Arsenal and Tottenham secured crucial additions, while Manchester United bid farewell to Romelu Lukaku.
Further down the English top-flight pecking order, meanwhile, Andy Carroll made a return to Newcastle United, and Crystal Palace managed to keep hold of star man Wilfried Zaha.
The action, though, did not end at the 5pm transfer deadline.
Once a deal-sheet containing the proposed target’s signature was submitted to the Premier League by 5 o’clock, then further paperwork and medical tests could be carried out by the buying club for the ensuing two hours:
DEAL SHEET: Premier League clubs can complete 3-5pm. Must be signed by player to prove agreement. Gives clubs until 7pm to complete transfer. FIFA paperwork uploaded by midnight for international transfers/loans. #SSN pic.twitter.com/GSNbTv7ix4
— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) August 8, 2019
Leicester get their man
And such deals have since resulted in three Premier League clubs securing late midfield additions.
The outfits in question come in the form of Burnley, Sheffield United and Leicester City.
First off, Danny Drinkwater has made the move to Turf Moor on a season-long loan from Chelsea:
LATEST: Clarets complete Drinkwater dealhttps://t.co/7V3ByzC5wc
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) August 8, 2019
Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United, meanwhile, also got a loan deal over the line, as Muhamed Besic joined the Blades from Everton:
Welcome to the Blades, Mo ✍️ pic.twitter.com/VOM3RN4Tt2
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 8, 2019
Finally, in the most high-profile of the three aforementioned moves, Leicester City have finally brought in highly-regarded Belgian international Dennis Praet from Sampdoria.
The 25-year-old was heavily-linked with the Foxes throughout the summer window, with a deal, worth a reported £18 million, having been made official a short time ago:
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 8, 2019