Transfer deadline day: Adebayor back in business, Ranocchia to the rescue

By Iain Strachan 31 January 2017 308
Transfer deadline day: Adebayor back in business, Ranocchia to the rescue

Like a mid-table clash on Saturday lunchtime in February, transfer deadline day got off to a decidedly slow start.

Arguably the biggest move early on Tuesday was Hull City's capture of Andrea Ranocchia on loan from Inter, the defender arriving to reinforce the stricken Tigers. 

Jese Rodriguez, who had been a target for Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka after their time together at Real Madrid, joined Las Palmas on a temporary basis from PSG. 

The Ajax production line completed another export with Anwar El Ghazi leaving the Eredivisie side for Lille.

And Demba Ba, having been overlooked by West Ham, returned to Besiktas on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, as he continues his recovery from a broken leg.



Adebayor's Grand Tour continues 

After putting himself in the shop window with Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations, Emmanuel Adebayor, whose previous spell in club football came at Crystal Palace last season, put pen to paper at Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir.

They are the 32-year-old's eighth senior club and not quite at the same level as Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Real Madrid, but we all have bills to pay. 


The Aaron Lennon Award For Least Happy Signing

Remember the look on Aaron Lennon's face when he was presented as an Everton player after joining on loan from Tottenham in February 2015?

Jordi Gomez did not quite match those depths of despair on Tuesday, but, perhaps surprisingly, he did not appear particularly delighted to be swapping Championship side Wigan for second-tier Rayo Vallecano in his native Spain.

Done deals:

Jese Rodriguez - PSG to Las Palmas - Loan
Anwar El Ghazi - Ajax to Lille - Undisclosed 
Mounir Obbadi - Lille to Nice - Free
Jordi Gomez - Wigan to Rayo Vallecano - Loan
Andrea Ranocchia - Inter to Hull - Loan 
Robin Quaison - Palermo to Mainz - Undisclosed 
Emmanuel Adebayor - Unattached to Istanbul Basaksehir - Free 
Matt Gilks - Rangers to Wigan - Undisclosed 
Arnel Jakupovic - Middlesbrough to Empoli - Undisclosed 
Jose Rodriguez - Mainz to Malaga - Loan 
Demba Ba - Shanghai Shenhua to Besiktas - Loan

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