The Summer transfer window of 2021 will live long in the memory of football fans.
In what feels like something from a video game, this summer has seen a huge number of superstar players change clubs.
We have seen Messi leave Barcelona and Ronaldo return to Manchester United in the same window, something which would’ve sounded crazy before the window opened.
The Premier League has of course been heavily involved in the transfer drama, with Manchester City breaking the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish.
With the window slamming shut tonight, there are still a number of deals still to go through with clubs chasing last-minute incomings and outgoings.
Lets take a look at three potential Deadline Day signings in the Premier League:
Current Club: Arsenal
Potential move: Everton on loan with option to buy
It seems inevitable that Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles will leave the club today, after making a public plea for the club to let him go.
The versatile Maitland-Niles has been in a battle with Arsenal for the last few seasons after stating his desire to play in midfield instead of playing out of position at right-back.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has since frozen him out and a pretty miserable loan spell at West Brom last season did very little to help the cause.
The Arsenal academy product took to Instagram to post a story stating “All I want to do is go where I’m wanted & where I’m going to play ”.
In a pretty blunt statement, it is clear he sees no future at his boyhood club, which has alerted a number of other teams.
With Arsenal having spent over £200m this summer, it would make sense to try and accrue some money back, especially if a player has no desire to remain.
Everton are the current frontrunner, but the lateness of the deal could force Arsenal to accept a loan move instead of money up-front.
Maitland-Niles has shown great potential in the past and with regular first-team football, still has a huge future ahead of him.
Current club: Manchester United
Potential move: £25m to Leeds United
Welshmen Dan James looks to finally be getting his move to Leeds United after a £25m fee was agreed with Man United.
The rapid winger all but signed for the Yorkshire side back in January 2019 and was pictured holding his new Leeds shirt, before his old club Swansea pulled out at the last minute.
James went on to sign for United in the summer of 2019, and all seemed to have worked out.
In his time at United James has shown glimpses of quality and bags of pace, but hasn’t found any real level of consistency to hold down a regular position in the team.
The recruitment of Jadon Sancho this summer, as well as the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, seems to have made James surplus to requirements.
Over two years after almost signing him, it seems Leeds will finally get James and on paper, it seems a perfect match.
Bielsa’s high tempo football suits James’ game and first-team opportunities should be easier to come by.
This deal certainly makes sense for both parties.
Current club: Celtic
Potential move: £15m to Crystal Palace
The French U-21 international has been at the top of the Eagles list of targets all summer long, and it seems they may finally be getting their man.
Reports state that the striker has agreed on terms to a five-year contract at Crystal Palace for a fee of around £15m.
If the deal goes through it would be a real coup for Palace, and further showing the pull of new manager Patrick Vieira.
The new Palace boss has clearly been given trust by the board and Edouard would add to an already exciting window for the South London club.
Edouard scored 86 goals and provided 39 assists in 179 appearances for Celtic and could be the answer to Palace’s search for a consistent and reliable goalscorer.
With Palace having to rely on Christian Benteke and Jean-Phillipe Mateta for goals, Edouard would certainly help ease the load.
Be sure to keep up to date with all the drama of Deadline Day with plenty of twists and turns still to come.
Fans will be eagerly awaiting news about their club, and we may see a few more shock moves to add to what has been an incredible window.
Now to look forward to the actual football on the pitch, before the rumours begin again in time for January!