So it’s over then. The fax machines have stopped beeping, the car windows have stopped rolling, Saido Berahino has stopped playing and the good times have very much stopped rolling. The transfer window has slammed shut™ and football fans are left in limbo until January.
What can we possibly use to satiate our appetite for the game? Actual football? Oh, right.
By now you already know the big movers and non-movers from Deadline Day and we would be loathe to patronise you by breaking down the broken down David De Gea deal with some kind of helpful infographic…
Well, we might. The transfer rumbles on of course. Will he move in January? Who cares.
Manchester United probably care since they apparently want to buy Real Madrid’s entire front line with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and even perennial Arsenal-denier Karim Benzema being linked with January moves to Old Trafford. They also want Marco Reus. You know, like when they were going to buy Neymar. Remember that?
The transfer window was punctuated by absurdly expensive deals. ~£50 million for Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City, £36.3 million for French teenager Anthony Martial (you might have heard of him) and £13 million for poor ol’ Virgil van Dijk.
Yes, the former Celtic defender finally got his dream move to England’s South Coast and everyone here at Scottish Comedy FC is very happy for him. The bastard. Who the hell are we going to write about now? Unless Nir Bitton suddenly starts being linked with moves to the Premier League.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 1, 2015
And finally… Celtic’s Israeli defensive midfielder Nir Bitton is being considered as an option for a number of Premier League clubs, including Sunderland who are trying to fill their team with defensive-minded midfielders to stop them shipping goals.