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England Players On The Move During Transfer Deadline Day

Who has managed to catch their breath after a transfer day that offered up the odd shock and surprise.

Ian Walton

It's really unfortunate for us that we can't take part full-time in transfer deadline day, it's a great day full of excitement for all clubs teams across Europe and you have to be on your game to get the scoop first. However fortunately for us, we get to take a retrospective look at who moved where and what this may mean for their England careers.

Danny Welbeck - Manchester United >>>>>> Arsenal (£16 million)

I'm absolutely delighted for Danny. It looked as though he wouldn't get his move for a long time and that would have meant a lot of time on the bench for the young English striker. The 23 year old has found himself frozen out by Louis Van Gaal since he took over and with the arrival of Radamel Falcao at United, it would have made first team opportunities extremely hard to come by. Fortunately for Welbeck he'll now link up with an Arsenal team where he is expected to be the main man and with the likes of Sanchez, Ramsey, Cazorla and Ozil playing those through balls, I wouldn't bet against Danny scoring an absolute ton of goals. Great move for Danny, good move for Arsenal and a great move for England.

Micah Richards - Manchester City >>>>>> Fiorentina (Season Long Loan)

There was a time where I thought we had one of the best right back situations in all of football and then the World Cup came along and we looked extremely weak in that area. Richards has battled injuries, a lack of form and the incredible form of current City right back Pablo Zabaleta. If we are all being honest, he was set for another season in the stands. Luckily he's managed to secure himself a season long loan move, to a top European team in Fiorentina. If you want to develop your defensive skills, where better to do so than in a country like Italy, who refined defending to a fine art. He'll get plenty of game time and he could force himself back into the England managers plans.

Nathaniel Chalobah - Chelsea >>>>>> Burnley (Season Long Loan)

Chalobah is one of the most exciting prospects in English football, with the ability to either play as a centre back or as a holding midfielder, there is definitely a place in this England team for him if he can take that next step. After a successful loan spell at Watford in 2012, he spent time with Nottingham Forrest and Middlesbrough last year without really wowing too many people. He has already shown his worth in the Championship and he never seemed to settle with Forrest or Boro. Luckily for him he has now secured himself a loan more to Premiership newbies Burnley, and should get plenty of opportunities to impress the English brass. This is his chance to prove he can play with some of the best.

Michael Keane - Manchester United >>>>>> Burnley (4 month loan)

Another youngster who landed with Burnley is Manchester United defender Michael Keane. The 21 year old will have a chance to prove his premiership credentials this season with Burnley. After loan spells with Leicester, Derby, Blackburn and now Burnley, Keane has flirted with the United first team, making his first appearance earlier this season in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Sunderland, he now gets a real opportunity to take a starting spot in the Premiership. He's quite far away from the England senior team at the moment, but regular football will do wonders for his development and it's a great move at this stage in his career.