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By FRANCO PANIZO
It was another wild deadline day across Europe but two Premiership clubs made some of the biggest splashes in the transfer market and they did so with some late signings.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City both made some last-minute acquisitions on busy Friday that not only surprised many fans and pundits, but also helped bolster the clubs' already-loaded rosters for the Premiership campaign and beyond.
The Spurs signed U.S. men's national team attacker Clint Dempsey from Fulham and they also added talented French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Ligue 1 juggernaut Lyon in the closing hours. Manchester City, meanwhile, built on an impressive day that included the captures of Maicon and Scott Sinclair by acquiring Javi Garcia of Benfica just before the stroke of midnight, capping a hectic final day in the transfer window.
Here is a rundown of some of the other top transfers that went down on deadline day:
DEADLINE DAY TRANSFERS
Nigel De Jong to AC MILAN from Manchester City.
Javi Garcia to MANCHESTER CITY from Benfica.
Dimitar Berbatov to FULHAM from Manchester United.
Kieran Richardson to FULHAM from Sunderland.
Rafael van der Vaart to HAMBURG from Tottenham.
Scott Sinclair to MANCHESTER CITY from Swansea City.
Hugo Lloris to TOTTENHAM from Lyon.
Michael Essien to REAL MADRID on loan from Chelsea.
Ibrahim Afellay to SCHALKE 04 from Barcelona.
Joey Barton to MARSEILLE on loan from Quens Park Rangers.
Yossi Benayoun to WEST HAM on loan from Chelsea.
Giovani Dos Santos to MALLORCA from Tottenham.
Pablo Hernandez to SWANSEA CITY from Valencia.
Ashkan Dejagah to FULHAM from Wolfsburg
Niklas Bendtner to JUVENTUS on loan from Arsenal.
Steven Nzonzi to STOKE CITY from Blackburn.
Alessandro Del Piero to SYDNEY FC.
Ryan Babel to AJAX.
Luca Toni to FIORENTINA.
Which of these deadline day deals did you like the best? Which teams were the real winners/losers on the final day of the transfer window? Who do you see tearing it up with his new club this season?
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