10 memorable deadline-day moves

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Gareth Bale - joined Real Madrid ahead of the 2013
Gareth Bale - joined Real Madrid ahead of the 2013/14 campaign
Luis Suarez - joined Liverpool in the middle of th
Luis Suarez - joined Liverpool in the middle of the 2011/12 campaign
Edinson Cavani - joined Manchester United ahead of
Edinson Cavani - joined Manchester United ahead of 2020/21 campaign
Thomas Partey - joined Arsenal ahead of 2020/21 ca
Thomas Partey - joined Arsenal ahead of 2020/21 campaign
Mesut Ozil - joined Arsenal ahead of the 2013/14 c
Mesut Ozil - joined Arsenal ahead of the 2013/14 campaign
David Luiz - joined Chelsea ahead of the 2016/17 c
David Luiz - joined Chelsea ahead of the 2016/17 campaign
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - joined Liverpool ahead o
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - joined Liverpool ahead of the 2017/18 campaign
Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez - joined West H
Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez - joined West Ham United ahead of the 2006/07 campaign
Moussa Sissoko - joined Tottenham Hotspur ahead of
Moussa Sissoko - joined Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2016/17 season
Wayne Rooney - joined Manchester United ahead of t
Wayne Rooney - joined Manchester United ahead of the 2004/05 campaign

The last day of a window can produce the spectacular, like when Real Madrid broke the transfer record to sign Gareth Bale in 2013. Here are some of the most memorable deadline-day signings ever! 

The current window is set to shut at midnight on Tuesday, 31 August, and there could potentially still be some massive deals that could be made, something deadline day has often been known for.

Scroll through the gallery above to see 10 memorable deadline-day signings 

A good example is Bale's move to Real eight years ago. Los Blancos signed the Welsh winger for, at the time, a world transfer record fee of €101 million (R1.7 billion) after his impressive performances for Tottenham Hotspur.

Bale would go on to create history with the LaLiga side, helping them win four UEFA Champions League trophies in just five seasons.

Manchester United, meanwhile, made a big-name deadline-day signing of their own in 2004, when they secured Wayne Rooney's signature from Everton. The England star went on to become a legend at Old Trafford and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, as well as the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Red Devils. 

In 2011, Liverpool signed Luis Suarez on the last day of the January transfer window after selling Spain striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea in a move that surprised many. 

Read: Transfers: 10 of the latest done deals

The fee the Reds paid Ajax Amsterdam for the Uruguayan was a reported €26.5 million (R457 million), and many will agree it was money well spent as the striker produced 129 goal contributions in just 133 matches for the Merseyside club.  

West Ham United's controversial signing of Argentine duo Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez also features after the latter helped the Hammers avoid relegation with seven goals in 10 games at the end of the 2006/07 Premier League campaign – scroll through the gallery above to see more of the most memorable deadline day-signings the game has seen!

Here are some big deals that were completed last week

Joaquín Correa – Lazio to Inter Milan
Joaquín Correa – Lazio to Inter Milan
Lyanco – Torino to Southampton
Lyanco – Torino to Southampton
Toma Basic – Bordeaux to Lazio
Toma Basic – Bordeaux to Lazio
Matheus Cunha – Hertha Berlin to Atletico Madrid
Matheus Cunha – Hertha Berlin to Atletico Madrid
Aaron Lennon – free agent to Burnley
Aaron Lennon – free agent to Burnley
Pietro Pellegri – AS Monaco to AC Milan (loan)
Pietro Pellegri – AS Monaco to AC Milan (loan)
Andrea Pinamonti – Inter Milan to Empoli (loan)
Andrea Pinamonti – Inter Milan to Empoli (loan)
Alexander Sorloth – RB Leipzig to Real Sociedad (l
Alexander Sorloth – RB Leipzig to Real Sociedad (loan)
Lucas Torreira – Arsenal to Fiorentina (loan)
Lucas Torreira – Arsenal to Fiorentina (loan)
Pol Lirola – Fiorentina to Olympique Marseille
Pol Lirola – Fiorentina to Olympique Marseille
Ike Ugbo – Chelsea to Racing Genk
Ike Ugbo – Chelsea to Racing Genk
Davide Zappacosta – Chelsea to Atalanta
Davide Zappacosta – Chelsea to Atalanta
Thierry Small – Everton to Southampton
Thierry Small – Everton to Southampton
Ante Coric – AS Roma to FC Zürich (loan)
Ante Coric – AS Roma to FC Zürich (loan)
Xherdan Shaqiri – Liverpool to Olympique Lyon
Xherdan Shaqiri – Liverpool to Olympique Lyon
Florin Andone – Brighton & Hove Albion to Cadiz (l
Florin Andone – Brighton & Hove Albion to Cadiz (loan)
Ian Poveda-Ocampo – Leeds United to Blackburn Rove
Ian Poveda-Ocampo – Leeds United to Blackburn Rovers (loan)
Brandon Williams – Manchester United to Norwich Ci
Brandon Williams – Manchester United to Norwich City (loan)
Percy Tau – Brighton & Hove Albion to Al Ahly
Percy Tau – Brighton & Hove Albion to Al Ahly
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus to Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus to Manchester United