Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United gave transfer deadline day its obvious headline but was far from the only business done as clubs scrambled to get deals over the line.
Here the PA news agency takes a look at the five biggest deals of the day.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United
Daniel James to Leeds
One major knock-on effect of Ronaldo’s return was United’s willingness to allow Wales winger James to move on. The £25million deal to take the 23-year-old to Elland Road suits all parties: James gets more playing time, United almost double their money on a player signed from Swansea for £15million, and Leeds get a player they thought they had signed in January 2019, even completing a photoshoot and interviews with James before the deal collapsed and he instead moved to Old Trafford six months later.
Nikola Vlasic to West Ham
Ademola Lookman to Leicester
Emerson Royal to Tottenham
Tottenham brought in Emerson Royal from Barcelona on a five-year deal. Spurs spent £25.8million to secure the services of the four-cap Brazil international, the PA news agency understands. Emerson, who has spent the last two seasons with Real Betis, will provide greater competition at right-back for new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo.