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5 Biggest Inter-Barclay Premier League Transfers Of 2014

5 Biggest Inter-BPL Moves

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With all the rivalries that live within the BPL, it’s always rare for big name guys to jump ship and slip on the kit of a team they’ve been facing for years. But like any other sport, it happens. These are the five biggest inter-BPL transfers thus far into the 2014 summer transfer window.

5. Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal

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5. Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal

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With Sagna gone, Wenger went for the direct replacement in a World-Cup-empowered Debuchy, who will hold down right back until Carl Jenkinson rises to the occasion.

4. Adam Lallana to Liverpool

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4. Adam Lallana to Liverpool

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Southampton shed a lot of their talent, and one such talent found his way to Liverpool in Adam Lalallana, who will hope to band together with some of their newest acquisitions and cover for the missing bite that Luis Suarez provided at Anfield.

3. Luke Shaw to Manchester United

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3. Luke Shaw to Manchester United

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Manchester United is in the midst of one of their toughest transfer windows in recent memory, having finished out of European competition. They lost some key players and their defense was already skeptical at best. Luke Shaw will do a lot to revitalize that defense, though, they had to fork out a lot of money to get him.

2. Bacary Sagna to Manchester City

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2. Bacary Sagna to Manchester City

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Nothing gives Arsenal fans a warm and fuzzy like seeing a player who seemed like a permanent fixture leave the Emirates for a BPL rival, particularly Manchester City. But Arsenal were quick to replace him and City have gained themselves a very reliable right back.

1. Romelu Lukaku to Everton

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1. Romelu Lukaku to Everton

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Yeah, he was already “there” but now he’s permanently “there.” Lukaku could be really good. He’s young, physical and incredibly talented. But his motivation is lacking at times. The Belgians found a decent enough way to motivate him by benching him, but Everton can’t afford that.