As the top European clubs continued to spend big in the summer transfer window, you'd be mad to think that football would never stop splashing the cash on players.

However, as this list shows, it is not always necessary to spend big to get the best deals.

Sometimes you won't even need to spend a penny.

Here are my five best free transfers in football over the last 20 years, proving the point that the best things in life are for free.

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