Football

Five best 
winter deals

1. VICTOR VALDES

(no club to Man United)

The former Barcelona custodian will prove more than an able deputy for David de Gea, who could join Real Madrid in the summer.


2. WILFRIED BONY 
(Swansea to Man City)

The most expensive deal of the window at £28m ($57m). Bony could play a pivotal role if City are to retain their league title.


3. JERMAIN DEFOE 
(Toronto to Sunderland)

Sorely lacking a finisher, the Black Cats signed Defoe, who opened his account for them in last Saturday's 2-1 win over Burnley.


4. GABRIEL PAULISTA 
(Villarreal to Arsenal)

The 24-year-old uncapped Brazilian centreback will seriously challenge Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.

5. JUAN CUADRADO 
(Fiorentina to Chelsea)

The biggest deal on deadline day. Cuadrado, who can play on either flank, could form a potent two-prong sting with Eden Hazard.

Other movements

1. Darren Fletcher (Man Utd to WBA)

- The midfielder, who is allowed to leave Old Trafford for free, has left for the Hawthorns.

2. Aaron Lennon (Spurs to Everton)

- The winger has arrived at Goodison Park 
on loan in search of first-team opportunities.

3. Andy Kellett (Bolton to Man Utd)


- The 21-year-old left back, who had only 19 senior appearances, was himself surprised to get this offer to join Louis van Gaal, who is said to be impressed by his pace.

4. Wilfried Zaha (Man Utd to Crystal Palace)

- Back at Selhurst Park to resurrect his career.