Premier League Transfer News — 01 February 2013

Jermaine Jenas has joined QPR for an undisclosed feeStoke were one of the busier clubs on yesterday’s transfer deadline day.

The Potters signed young England Jack Butland from Championship Birmingham for a fee in region of £5million. The 19 year-old will remain at St Andrews for the remainder of the campaign.

The Potters also brought in USA international midfielder Brek Shea from MLS franchise FC Dallas for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £2.5million.

The Potters also allowed former-England centre-back Matthew Upson to join Championship Brighton until the end of the season.

Elsewhere, Everton signed young full-back John Stones from Championship Barnsley for £3million. The England under-19 also discussed a move to Premier League rivals Wigan, but decided that moving to the Toffee’s was the best option for him.

QPR were another team busy team in the transfer market, following up their earlier capture of Christopher Samba with the signing of Tottenham duo Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend. Jenas has joined the Hoops for an undisclosed fee, while Townsend is on loan for the remainder of the season.

Arsenal strengthened their bid for a top four finish this season by bringing in full-back Nacho Monreal from La Liga side Malaga for a fee in the region of £8.5million. The Spaniard could deputise for Kieran Gibbs, who could be out injured for up to six weeks.

There were also some interesting deals on the continent. Dutch champions Ajax have signed highly-rated young Barcelona winger Isaac Cuenca on loan until the end of the season. The youngster has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool.

Another player that was previously linked with a move to the Premier League was Portuguese centre-back Rolando. The 27 year-old Porto star had been interesting QPR boss Harry Redknapp, but has moved to Serie A title challengers Napoli on loan until the end of the season.

Was yesterday’s transfer deadline day one of the quietest in recent years?


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