With the transfer window now closed, it's time to look at Sunderland's ins and outs and see whether Dick Advocaat can be pleased with his summer business.
Fabio Borini (Liverpool, £8 million); Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kyiv, £8m); Younes Kaboul (Tottenham, £5m); Sebastian Coates (Liverpool, £2m); Adam Matthews (Celtic, £2m); Yann M'Vila (Rubin Kazan, loan); Ola Toivonen (Rennes, loan); DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham, loan)
Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace, £9 million);...
With the summer transfer window finally done and dusted, ESPN FC grades all 20 Premier League clubs based on how they fared in their dealings.
- Window Watch: Club-by-club | Cox: Best Prem deals
- Delaney: Transfer grades | Horncastle: Euro grades
- Prem sets new spend record | Prem window in numbers
- De Gea deal fails | Real Madrid blame | Man Utd blame
- Martial joins Man United | Leverkusen sign Chicharito
- Januzaj joins Dortmund on loan | Draxler to Wolfsburg
- ESPN FC TV: Deadline day buzz | Winners and Losers
- LIVE: Transfer Talk | Done deals | ENG | SPA | GER | ITA | FRA
Manchester City - A+
Winners of the window and, consequently, now strong favourites to be winners of the title. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke recently of how City "reacted" to his team winning the league in the way the London side itself did last season, but it was more than that.
This was more than a reaction. It was precise and rational business,...