Transfer Deadline Day at Burnley
It’s that chaotic day of the year when clubs suddenly, or so it seems, go rushing to bring in players, often in panic, knowing that from tomorrow there will be no transfers permitted until January.
Burnley have already made six signings in this window, bringing in a goalkeeper two full backs, a midfielder and two strikers but I think we all probably know there is very likely to be another striker coming in with the potential signing of Nahki Wells from Huddersfield.
It’s also likely that there could be some departures but they are more likely to be loans with such as Dan Agyei being linked with a number of clubs and Fleetwood Town, who have already taken Aiden O’Neill in a loan deal, the favourites.
It’s just a matter of sitting and waiting but it is worth looking back on last year when we were involved in seven transfer deals on the day. That was one in and six out with four of the six departures going out on loan.
The first deal of the day saw Lukas Jutkiewicz depart for Birmingham in a loan deal until January. Very quickly, then Birmingham manager Gary Rowett said he wanted to keep him which Birmingham did with a permanent move in January despite by then having made the ill fated move to replace Rowett with Gianfranco Zola.
Tom Anderson was next. He signed for Chesterfield in a season long loan, returning to the League One club having enjoyed a successful loan there in the previous season.
We were waiting for one incoming signing. We knew it was happening because we’d all seen him on Sky Sports News heading for his medical and the club confirmed the signing of Jeff Hendrick from Derby in a record transfer for the club, a record that has subsequently been broken in each of the last two windows.
Then came a surprise move for one of the younger players. Renny Smith had been with the club for a year but had spent a lot of that time out on loan with Swedish club GAIS. He was recalled from his loan and sold to Italian Serie B club Vicenza for a nominal fee. He’s since been loaned out to Mantova.
Two more loans followed, this time to League One, and both for the season. Danny Lafferty signed for Sheffield United and Fredrick Ulvestad made the move to Charlton. Lafferty then made his move a permanent one in January but Ulvestad remains at Burnley although it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see him involved on transfer deadline day again.
Finally, it was a farewell to Northern Irish right-back Cameron Dummigan. He’d been at Oldham in the 2015/16 season and he moved back there, this time permanently. Dummigan had been a substitute for the opening game of the 2014/15 season against Chelsea. He was then ruled out for almost a year and returned to find both Matt Lowton and Tendayi Darikwa ahead of him. He signed a two year deal with Oldham.Share this page :