The IMPACT Transfer Report, T-Z


In: Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City, £5m), Hugo Lloris (Lyons, £12m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Hoffenheim, £8m), Moussa Dembele (Fulham, £15m), Clint Dempsey (Fulham, £6m), Jan Vertonghen (Ajax, Undisclosed).

Out: Lee Angol (Wycombe, Free), John Bostock (Swindon, Loan), Danny Rose (Sunderland, Loan), Giovani dos Santos (Mallorca, Undisclosed), Luka Modric (Real Madrid, £30m), Ryan Nelsen (QPR, Free), Bongani Khumalo (PAOK, Loan), Harry Kane (Norwich, Loan), Sebastien Bassong (Norwich, Undisclosed), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow, Undisclosed), Massimo Luongo (Ipswich, Loan), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg, £10m), Steven Pienaar (Everton, £4.5m), Niko Kranjcar (Dynamo Kiev, £6m), David Button (Charlton, Undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (Brentford, Loan), Andros Townsend (Birmingham, Loan), Ben Alnwick (Barnsley, Free).

Andre Villas-Boas has already done much to make this his team, spending just short of sixty million pounds. Adebayor at five million is a snip, while the Fulham duo are proven at Premier League level. However, failing to sign Joao Moutinho from Porto on deadline day leaves Spurs without a replacement for Modric.

Grade: 2:1, 66.

Prediction: 5th

West Brom

In: Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen, Free), Yassine El Ghanassy (Ghent, Loan), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, Loan), Goran Popov (Dynamo Kiev, Loan), Ben Foster (Birmingham, Undisclosed).

Out: Joe Mattock (Wednesday, Free), Nicky Shorey (Reading, Free), Simon Cox (Forest, Undisclosed), Keith Andrews (Bolton, Undisclosed).

Very little activity at the Hawthorns this summer would make one think that the Baggies will struggle this season, especially after the loss of Roy Hodgson to England. However, Steve Clarke is very tactically astute and a front line partnership of Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie should see them safe.

Grade: Third, 49.

Prediction: 13th

West Ham

In: Matt Jarvis (Wolves, £7.5m), Mohamed Diame (Wigan, Free), George McCartney (Sunderland, Undisclosed), Mobido Maiga (Sochaux, £4.7m), Stephen Henderson (Portsmouth, Undisclosed), Alou Diarra (Marseille, £2m), Andy Carroll (Liverpool, Loan), Raphael Spiegel (Grasshopper, Undisclosed), Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea, Loan), Jussi Jaaskelainen (Bolton, Free), James Collins (Villa, £2.5m).

Out: Ravel Morrison (Birmingham, Loan), Sam Baldock (Bristol City, Undisclosed), Nicky Maynard (Cardiff, £2.5m), Freddie Sears (Colchester, Free), Abdoulaye Faye (Hull, Free), Cristian Montano (Oldham, Free), Rob Green (QPR, Free), Frank Nouble (Wolves, Free).

The West Ham staff, in all forms, increasingly look more like a Nuremberg trials line-up than a football club. Carroll, Diarra, and Collins – the list goes on. Nonetheless, unfortunately for the football purists, the Hammers should have enough to survive for another year, guided by the destroyer of all that is pretty to watch, Sam Allardyce.


In: Arouna Kone (Sevilla, Undisclosed), Ivan Ramis (Mallorca, Undisclosed), Fraser Fyvie (Aberdeen, Undisclosed), Ryo Miyaichi (Arsenal, Loan).

Out: Mohamed Diame (West Ham, Free), Chris Kirkland (Wednesday, Free), Hugo Rodallega (Fulham, Free), Conor Sammon (Derby, £1.2m), Victor Moses (Chelsea, £9m).

The annual loss of best player has continued at the DW as Moses left for the Bridge. However, a Champions League striker in Kone and Arsenal starlet Miyaichi are two key signings for the Latics, who yet again under the imperious Roberto Martinez may well steer clear of the drop once more.

Grade: 2:1, 63.

Prediction: 16th

William Cook


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