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Three deadline day deals these Premier League clubs will come to regret

The window is finally closed. Managers can start to relax knowing that they have strengthened their teams and that nobody can pursue their star names.

The deadline passed at 6pm on Tuesday and surprisingly there wasn’t the usual exciting finish, with several teams rushing through the paperwork in the very last seconds, trying to add one or two more players.

There were still a number of key transfers on the final day, with West Ham the main benefactors by making several quality additions to their squad including Victor Moses, Alex Song and Michail Antonio.

However, not everyone’s last minute business was as good. So let’s have a look at three of the worst signings on deadline day this year….

Michael Hector – Reading to Chelsea

Michael Hector
For weeks it looked likely that John Stones was going to be making the move to Stamford Bridge but in the last few days of the window, but it just

Chelsea then decided to attempt a late swoop for PSG defender Marquinhos, only to again fail to agree a move. So instead they turned to Reading’s Michael Hector.

Hector joining the Blues is a complete shock to everyone and the deal just doesn’t make any sense.

Blues fans must be so disappointed to miss out on two top quality defenders, only to sign a player that has spent the majority of his career on loan at various non league sides.

Gary Cahill, John Terry and Kurt Zouma are a class above the 23-year-old, and he has no chance of dislodging any of them from the first team squad.

So you can expect Hector to spent most of his time at Chelsea away from Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Martial – Monaco to Man United

Anthony Martial

Louis van Gaal has been a busy man this summer. He has spent well over £100million on bringing in the likes of Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and now the young striker Anthony Martial.

All summer there was talk of a marquee signing heading towards Old Trafford but despite being heavily linked to players like Neymar, Thomas Muller and Gareth Bale, there was no big name arrival.

Instead the club spent £36million on an unproven 19-year-old French striker, which stinks of a panic buy.

The player is not who the fans wanted and is a massive risk for van Gaal to take when he only has one striker in his current squad – Wayne Rooney.

Martial could turn out to be a great player but when they could have got Pedro for £22million, they appear to have made the wrong choice.

Nikica Jelavic – Hull City to West Ham


West Ham have had a very busy summer, making a number of quality additions including Dimitri Payet, Alex Song and Angelo Ogbonna.

However, not all of the Hammers’ business has been impressive. Jelavic has joined from Hull on a two year contract and whilst the forward is a handy squad player, the Hammers could have done a lot better.

Players like Charlie Austin, Glen Murray and Dwight Gayle were all reportedly available and any of the trio would have provided a better option.

When he first came to the Premier League the Croatia international was scoring goals for fun. Then followed a remarkable goal drought that he has never fully recovered from.

Jelavic lacks any real pace and as well as his shyness in front of goal, the deal does not represent good business. Diafra Sakho shouldn’t be worried about losing his starting role any time soon.

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