Danny Rose’s signing has been hailed as a major coup by Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce after the England left-back made a loan switch from Tottenham until the end of the current campaign.
Having struggled for playing time under Jose Mourinho in recent weeks, Rose should be guaranteed first-team football on Tyneside and will hope that the knock-on effect of that is a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020.
Ben Chilwell may have become the England manager’s first choice on the left-hand side but Southgate remains a big fan of Rose, capped 29 times by his country since his debut against Germany in 2016 and a member of the Russia 2018 party.
A relatively quiet transfer deadline saw two other defenders who are on the England radar make moves which may see them gain valuable Premier League experience.
Under-21 cap Kyle Walker-Peters also left Spurs, joining Southampton until the end of the season.
"He will be a good addition to our squad, and we are pleased that he has chosen to join us ahead of a number of other clubs who were interested in signing him," said Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl of the full-back.
And Brighton have signed Chelsea youngster Tariq Lamptey on a permanent deal, the right-sided 19-year-old having been part of the England squad at last summer's Under-19 European Championships.