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How Transfer Deadline Day Signings Take Premier League Spending To £1.41bn

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Deadline-day signings took Premier League spending for the summer up to £1.41bn, just short of the £1.43bn record set in 2017, according to Deloitte.

Deadline day spending alone by English top-flight clubs was £170m – but on just 17 deals, the joint fewest number of transfers on the last day of the summer window since 2009.

Everton’s £34m signing of forward Alex Iwobi from Arsenal was the biggest incoming Premier League deal, while the largest transfer saw Romelu Lukaku leave Manchester United for Inter Milan for £74m – a loss of £1m on the fee they paid Everton.

Arsenal were the biggest spenders in England during the window, splashing out £155m. On deadline day, they bought £25m Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and £8m Chelsea centre-back David Luiz.

Tottenham recruited Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso on loan and signed Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon for £25m. Their pursuit of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was one of the big stories earlier in the day but the deal fell through.

Watford spent a club record, reported to be £25m, on Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr and Leicester bought Sampdoria’s attacking midfielder Dennis Praet for a reported £18m.

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Three former England internationals made moves – Burnley signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Manchester City bringing in Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson, both on loan, while Newcastle re-signed free agent striker Andy Carroll.

A busy day in the Championship was headlined by West Brom spending £4m on Southampton striker Charlie Austin.

This was the second year in a row when Premier League clubs could only sign players until the day before the season started, instead of the end of August.

The deadline has also now passed for Championship clubs, but teams from Scotland, Leagues One and Two and all of Europe’s major leagues can bring in players until 2 September.

The total number of Premier League signings in the summer fell for the sixth year in a row.

 

What deals happened in the summer?
Eleven of the 20 Premier League clubs broke their transfer record this summer, with Sheffield United smashing theirs four times. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leicester (twice), Manchester City, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford – on deadline day – West Ham and Wolves are the other 10.

Harry Maguire’s £80m switch from Leicester to Manchester United was the biggest Premier League signing of the summer, followed by Arsenal’s £72m purchase of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

Champions Manchester City bought Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri for £62.8m and Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo for £60m.

Spurs spent £53.8m on Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele – their first first-team signing since January 2018.

The 10 biggest signings by Premier League clubs this summer

Most expensive Premier League signings this summer
Villa spent £125m, the second promoted club to hit nine figures after Fulham, who did so last summer, only to be relegated in April.

The other biggest transfers were Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m from Crystal Palace), West Ham striker Sebastien Haller (£45m from Eintracht Frankfurt), Newcastle striker Joelinton (£40m from Hoffenheim) and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans (reported £40m from Monaco).

Chelsea also spent £40m on Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic despite having a transfer embargo. The Croat was already there on loan, so Frank Lampard’s side were allowed to sign him permanently as he was already registered. Their sale of Eden Hazard to Real for a fee of £89m, which could rise to £150m, was one of the biggest deals in the world.

 

This was the second highest total spend since the introduction of the transfer window system in 2003, according to analysis from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. It is the fourth consecutive summer that Premier League clubs have spent over £1bn.

But Premier League clubs’ net expenditure (purchases minus sales) was £625m – the lowest in a summer since 2015, helped by Hazard and Lukaku’s big-money moves.

Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “With this level of net spend, combined with a more modest increase in Premier League broadcast rights values for the coming season than we have seen previously, we would expect wages to increase at a greater rate than revenue, returning to a wages to revenue ratio of over 60%.

“However, this does not signal major financial concerns as Premier League clubs collectively generated pre-tax profits of £426m in 2017-18, while net spend as a proportion of revenue of 12% is at its lowest since 2012.”

Here are some of Deloitte’s other findings…

La Liga clubs could still overtake the Premier League’s total. Spain’s top-flight clubs have spent £1.1bn, with Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona accounting for two thirds of that alone. That number will increase with their deadline not until 2 September.
Championship clubs spent £160m on transfers, an increase from the £155m spent last summer.
Chelsea (who had a transfer embargo), Crystal Palace and Liverpool were the three clubs to make a profit on transfers this summer.
Benfica (£170m) and Ajax (£165m) were among the sides to make the most in player sales this summer.

What could still happen?
The deadline for La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and other European leagues is on 2 September so their clubs can sign Premier League players until then.

Real Madrid have been linked with United midfielder Paul Pogba all summer, but it seems unlikely United would let the France international go now without being able to bring in a replacement.

Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen is another who could leave the Premier League. The Denmark international, who has one year left on his contract, is interested in a move abroad. But could their failure to sign Dybala make a move less likely?

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is a long-term Bayern Munich target but the cruciate ligament damage suffered in Sunday’s Community Shield could see him stay at Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was never really linked to any English clubs before the deadline. He has got three-and-a-half weeks to find a European club, or else face a season out of the team, with the Welshman seemingly not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans.

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar continues to be linked to Real Madrid and former club Barcelona, while Real attacking midfielder James Rodriguez – like Bale – may have to move away for first-team football.

The Premier League deadline closing could spark a flurry of signings elsewhere. Some managers in Leagues One and Two have been waiting for this stage, with Premier League and Championship clubs now more likely to know who they will be willing to loan or sell.

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”We fucked last night” Stefflondon answers fan’s query

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''We fucked last night'' Stefflondon answers fan's query

That was Stefflondon’s reponse to a Nigerian who wanted to know if herself and Nigerian star singer Burna Boy are still an item.

There you have it!

 

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[18+] Cardi B rains money on naked strippers in Lagos club (Photos & Video)

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[18+] Cardi B rains money on naked strippers in Lagos club (Photos & Video)

Last night, popular and controversial American rapper, Cardi B, who landed in Nigeria two days ago for a show was filmed inside a Lagos strip club spraying bills off N200 notes on half-naked and stark naked strippers.

The multi-award-winning rapper who can’t seem to get enough of Lagos was seen visibly excited at the rounchy experience, taking it all in.

See more photos and watch the video below.

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It’s painful! – Chioma screams as Davido fondles her boobs | Watch!

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Music superstar, Davido turned on his naughty side as he shared a video of him fondling his fiancee, Chioma’s boobs on a flight recently.

The new mother who was sleeping when Davido began fondling her boobs, made a complaint, saying it was painful. The singer however continued for a little while before reaching for her face.

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Funke Akindele delivers important message to Nigerian celebrities

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Funke Akindele delivers important message to Nigerian celebrities

Funke Akindele has a profound message for some of your favourite celebrities and you can help deliver it.

The popular actress is shaking a table that has several celebrities on it and she doesn’t care about the casualties.

The movie star took to her Instagram on Thursday, December 5, 2019, where she warned a certain set of celebrities who go around making ‘stupid and unbelievable stories just to look relevant.’

“Stop forming stupid and unbelievable stories just to look relevant. If your colleagues’ bag endorsement deals, it’s their time to shine. Yours is coming too!!! So don’t feel less!!! Don’t be pressured o!! All man get him time. May our time never pass us by!! AMEN,” she wrote.

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Etinosa responds to Duncan Mighty, reels out her list of cars

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Etinosa is not letting the subs fly past her doorstep. She is catching and crushing them.

The Nollywood actress and comedian has responded to Duncan Mighty who called her out on her Dubai car gift.

 

Duncan Mighty earlier today called her out for stating that she received a Mercedes Benz car gift from a fan few weeks ago. Duncan took a swipe at the actress after she was spotted posing with a white 2009 Toyota Venza and not the Benz car she claimed she was gifted by a fan in Dubai.

 

In an apparent response to his post, Etinosa, listed all the cars she has. She also stated that she doesn’t lead a fake life and has never claimed to be filthy rich. See her post below.

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Anthony Joshua pictured with his mother ahead of Dec. 7th rematch

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As the days before the D-day draws closer, tension continues to rise. Anthony Joshua was spotted at a pre-fight gala dinner held at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening.

 

During the event, the British-Nigerian boxer was pictured kissing his mother Yeta Odusanya on the forehead as he arrived for the pre-fight gala dinner.

Joshua’s opponent, Andy Ruiz Jr. was also spotted giving Joshua’s mother a friendly handshake at the event.

Anthony Joshua's mother 2

 

Undercard fighters Dillian Whyte and Tom Little, as well as promoter Eddie Hearn were also in attendance among other dignitaries.

 

The anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jnr will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Anthony Joshua will attempt to regain his WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles he lost to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden. The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand him his first professional loss the last time they met.

 

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Ubi Franklin and Iyanya link up with Tekno for new project

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The feud between Iyanya and his former label partner Ubi Franklin which made headlines has died down. The duo was pictured alongside Tekno working together.

The major fallout between Iyanay and Ubi was centered on alleged forgery, fraud, breach of contract and several other things.

But as the saying goes, “time heals all wounds,” and fast forward to the last month of 2019, they both seem to have buried the hatchet and forgotten old fights, as both friends, alongside Tekno, reunited yesterday at a studio in Lagos where, according to Ubi, a new hit song was worked on.

He wrote:

“Last Night was Epic ⭐️💪
First I had the opportunity to bring @teknoofficialand @iyanya together in the studio and we were blessed to have @selebobo1 join us too and @mademenmusicg New kid @iamrogerlino
It was an epic session with the best Producers in the country right now @[email protected]
Family Back together and our focus is to win and win.”

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Comedian, Mr Jollof goes against the tide to support Andy Ruiz

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Comedian, Mr Jollof goes against the tide to support Andy Ruiz

Going against the tide might not always come out right but it makes headlines. Nigerian Comedian, Mr. Jollof, has declared that his support is for Andy Ruiz against Anthony Joshua, against popular opinions.

As the boxing champs prepare for their highly anticipated rematch in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Mr Jollof has declared his support for Andy Ruiz against British born Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua.

He took to social media to reveal that Andy is his champ. He also posted another photo of when Andy defeated Anthony Joshua and stated in the caption that Andy can do it again.

See post below;

Mr Jollof

However, a fan took to the comment section of the post to express displeasure and told the comedian to support his own no matter the circumstances.

“Too bad jellof…Support our own ..it’s not a matter of CHOICE ..One day u might be at the top n would u feel cool if Nigerians turn against u dis way in the name of Choice ? Not cool bro”, the fan wrote.

Jollof then responded that not everybody would support him too so his choice should be respected.

He wrote: “@mrpapi333 everybody will not support me either so respect my choice di*ck head.”

See their exchange below;

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Duncan Mighty calls out Etinosa over Dubai car gift

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Duncan Mighty has some questions for actress, Etinosa Idemudia and it has got us thinking about her recent car gift.

Etinosa took to Instagram days ago to share news of receiving a car gift in Dubai. The singer took a swipe at the actress after she was spotted posing with a white 2009 Toyota Venza.

Duncan Mighty who called out the actress who claimed she received a car gift in Dubai for replying a DM, stated that it takes nothing to be real.

 

The ‘Port Harcourt First Son’ wondered how the car “disappeared as a Mercedes Benz in Dubai and appeared as a Toyota Venza in Lagos”, while also pointing out that it takes 28 days to ship a car from Dubai to Nigeria.

Maybe the car shapeshifted??

He wrote

“It takes nothing o be real. It takes 28 days to ship a car from Dubai to gidi. Trying to figure out how this car take disappear as Mercedes Benz from Dubai then land as 2009 tokumbor venza….white people please explain the technology behind this magic”

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Kizz Daniel reveals his CGPA and it will shock you

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Kizz Daniel reveals his CGPA and it will shock you

No Bad records, no grades, that is Kizz Daniel for you.

The singer has revealed the CGPA he graduated with from his tertiary institution in Ogun state with a CGPA of 4.37, a few As and Bs shy of a First Class.

The Flyboy Inc singer who is an alumnus of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, shared this while putting right the misconception about his first degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology (Water Engineering).

The Nigerian singer who made a clarification after a Twitter user tweeted about him graduating with a First Class Degree in Engineering, said he graduated with a 4.37 CGPA. Kizz Daniel added that it was quite close.

See the exchange below;

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