The transfer window in Premier League had shut shop for quite some time, but in the rest of Europe, the window closed down only last weekend.
Hence, there were no arrivals in the Premier League to report on the deadline day, but there were some noticeable exits.
Here is our list of five major Premier League exits that happened on the deadline day.
5. Mario Lemina – Southampton to Galatasaray
It was a considered a coup by Southampton when they signed Mario Lemina on a club-record deal from Juventus in 2017. However, the union couldn’t last for long as the midfielder found himself wanting an exit from the club.
The 26-year-old made his desire to leave Southampton public during the middle of the 2018-19 campaign, and he was frozen out of the squad by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl towards the end of the campaign. He could manage only 18 starts in Premier League last season. The Gabonese player was finally granted his wish on the deadline day as he was allowed to join the Turkish side on a season-long loan move.
4. Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth to Qarabag
Asmir Begovic was once considered one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League. However, the Bosnian goalkeeper was reduced to a fourth-choice keeper at Bournemouth during the summer. His transfer didn’t come as a surprise, but the destination did raise some eyebrows. The 32-year-old has joined the Azerbaijani side on a loan move until January. Qarabag have become a regular fixture in European football in recent years, and they are set to compete in Europa League once again.
3. Matteo Darmian – Manchester United to Parma
The Italian was linked with an exit from United throughout the summer, and he sealed his transfer on the very last day of the transfer window. He was signed by Louis Van Gaal at United and spent four years at the club. However, he couldn’t establish himself in the United starting eleven, and last season, he managed only six appearances in Premier League. The 29-year-old has moved back to Italy in a £3.6m deal and has signed a four-year deal.
2. Javier Hernandez – West Ham United to Sevilla
The Mexican striker was another significant departure on the deadline day. The former Manchester United striker joined the La Liga side in a £7m transfer.
He joined the Hammers from Bayer Leverkusen in 2017 and enjoyed two decent seasons at the club. In fact, prior to his move, he had already opened his account in Premier League this season. However, he was not an automatic starter in Manuel Pellegrini’s side anymore, and it is reported, that he took a pay-cut to ensure his exit from England.
1. Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal to AS Roma
Not many saw this transfer coming as Mkhitaryan had participated in the North London derby a day before. Regardless, the Armenian was deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal, and he was allowed to join the Serie A side on a season-long loan move. It has been reported that Roma have paid £3m for the move. The Rome club are also expected to cover all of Mkhitaryan’s wages during his stay.
— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) September 2, 2019