European soccer's transfer window is coming to a close Monday, and plenty of clubs rushed to do late business that could change their fortunes between now and the end of the season. The biggest news in the Premier League came from Liverpool, as the Reds signed two defenders. Elsewhere, AS Roma welcomed a rising American talent and Jean-Clair Todibo found a new home. Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, however, did not get their desired moves and Olympique de Marseille's Duje Caleta-Car missed out on Anfield.
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Let's make sense of the madness with the winners and losers from across the continent this deadline day.
In their hour of need in defense, Liverpool landed two players when even the arrival of one had previously seemed unlikely at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's men landed long-term target Ozan Kabak from Schalke 04 on an initial loan, but they also completed a surprise move for Preston North End's Ben Davies. The Premier League champions are now better equipped to deal with Virgil van Dijk's continued absence through injury and the other absences within the squad -- including a season-ending ankle injury for Joel Matip that was disclosed Monday shortly before the window closed. The Reds' decision to move for Kabak now means that they do not risk losing him in the summer after AC Milan had shown interest in the Turkey international.
Loser: Duje Caleta-Car
Unfortunately for Olympique de Marseille's Duje Caleta-Car, somebody had to miss out with Liverpool signing Kabak and Davies. The Croatia international had been the first port of call and it was well-timed as OM's training facility was stormed by irate supporters over the weekend, forcing the postponement of their Ligue 1 clash with Stade Rennais. It looked as if the 24-year-old was going to be granted a swift exit but the sale of Morgan Sanson to Aston Villa earlier this month with the loan of Nemanja Radonjic to Hertha BSC meant that the French outfit were not forced to sell. Their desire to keep Caleta-Car, though, impacted their pursuit of his compatriot Lovro Majer from Dinamo Zagreb as Olivier Ntcham arrived from Celtic instead.
Winners: Bryan Reynolds and Moises Caicedo
Two of this transfer window's longest-running transfer stories came to a happy ending Monday with Bryan Reynolds joining Roma from FC Dallas and Moises Caicedo completing his switch to Brighton and Hove Albion. Both players were the subject of much interest this month and Reynolds was one of a number of USMNT talents on the move, but Roma eventually beat off Juventus for the 19-year-old's signature on loan with an obligation to buy. Caicedo, 19 and already a full Ecuador international, has penned a contract until 2025 with the Seagulls after his move from Independiente del Valle.
Losers: Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen
Touted for moves at the start of the transfer window, both Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen find themselves staying put this winter. The former has barely played for Tottenham Hotspur all season while the latter is trying to make a go of his time with Inter Milan despite the Italians initially admitting that he had no future at Giuseppe Meazza. As detailed by CBS Sports insider and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Alli wanted a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain and the French giants wanted him too but his signing depended on Spurs identifying a replacement, and an Eriksen return was ultimately too complicated.
Winner: OGC Nice
After signing William Saliba on loan from Arsenal, the struggling French outfit snared another highly rated young French defensive talent from Barcelona in Jean-Clair Todibo. With the two installed at the heart of the defense with talisman Dante out injured, Nice can feel optimistic about turning their disappointing form around -- starting away at coastal rivals AS Monaco this midweek. With an option to buy Todibo, 21, and Saliba's future at Allianz Riviera already being discussed, these two could yet be made permanent signings by owners INEOS if the remainder of the campaign goes well.
Loser: Schalke 04
Things are bad enough in the German Bundesliga without losing Kabak and replacing him with Shkodran Mustafi. Schalke's winter business has been largely solid with American goal machine Matthew Hoppe tied to his first professional contract, as well as former players Sead Kolasinac and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar welcomed back to Veltins-Arena. However, Mustafi is a risky addition to a defense that hemorrhages goals, and it will take more than the nostalgia value of Huntelaar to solve the Royal Blues' goal-scoring worries.
Jese Rodriguez has resurfaced after he and PSG mutually agreed to end his contract toward the end of 2020. The former Real Madrid man, once considered one of the brightest talents in the game, has been in freefall in recent years and was regularly loaned out by the French champions after his $30 million move to Parc des Princes. Las Palmas, his hometown club and his home for the first part of 2017 on loan, have snapped up the 27-year-old and he will now try to resurrect his career at Estadio Gran Canaria in Spain's second tier.
Southampton's deadline day business was decent with Japan international Takumi Minamino coming in from Liverpool and Shane Long replacing Bournemouth's Josh King at Dean Court. In Italy, Parma Calcio 1913 enjoyed themselves with the arrivals of Joshua Zirkzee from Bayern Munich and Mattia Bani from Genoa CFC to go with their recent capture of Romanian Dennis Man from FCSB.
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