It is August 9 which only means one other thing in the English Premier League — its Transfer Deadline Day!

After 12 weeks of buying new players and shipping out others, the summer transfer window will come to a close at 5 pm BST.

A number of clubs have made record signings, among them players from African countries.

Business Insider SSA now takes a look at the African entrants to the English Premier League:

May 22: Leon Balogun, Nigeria

Position: Defender

Mainz FC → Brighton

Price: Free

June 19: Issa Diop, Senegal

Position: Defender

Toulouse → West Ham United

Price: £22.5 million

July 12: Jean Michael Seri, Ivory Coast

Position: Midfielder

Nice → Fulham

Price: £25 million

July 17: Yves Bissouma, Mali

Position: Midfielder

Lille → Brighton

Price: Undisclosed

July 20: Percy Tau, South Africa

Position: Forward

Sundowns → Brighton

Price: Undisclosed

August 5: Rachid Ghezzal, Algeria

Position: Attacking midfielder

AS Monaco → Leicester

Price: £10 million