As always, transfer deadline day was an absolute spectacle, and a joy to behold (so long as you weren’t a manager hot under the collar) as each and every club did their best to wheel and deal in their favour in an effort to bolster their squad before a flurry of competition kicks in to action.
For some, it was day to remember as club records were smashed, egos were inflated and checkbooks were expended, while for others, it was a day that won’t last long in the memory.
Gareth Bale was finally unveiled to the Madridistas – he even kissed the badge much to the dismay of every Tottenham Hotspur fan in the land, Manchester United attempted to finally sign somebody and Everton surprised many with their activity.
In truth, there were some clear winners and some veritable losers, and so it’s time for SportsNewsIreland to take a look back at how Twitter reacted as the day unfolded:
First off, Gary Lineker reacts to Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal transfer:
Stan Collymore takes a moment to thank the dedicated fans:
To the vast majority that have watched the feed today and appreciated what many broadcasters and journos have done,good on you.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) September 2, 2013
Piers Morgan re-instills his faith in the Gunners:
I refuse to let our failures in the transfer window (striker, CDM etc) mar the glory of Ozil's arrival. Could be a game-changer. #Afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 3, 2013
Jack Wilshere takes a moment to welcome Arsenal’s new signing:
Signing of the summer! Easily! Fantastic player, plays the 'Arsenal way'. Welcome @MesutOzil1088 absolutely buzzing!
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) September 2, 2013
And James McArthur reacts to his former teammate James McCarthy transferring to Everton:
Good luck @JamesMcCarthy_4 going to be missed around the club but hope he can go to Everton and do aswell for them as he did Wigan.
— James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) September 3, 2013
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