There's usually an incredible amount of hype surrounding the summer transfer window, purely because fans get to speculate and eventually see who their team is bringing in or letting go.

In this respect the January window is perhaps even more enthralling, as it gives sides the chance to re-assess and potentially revamp their squads after seeing them battle through the winter months following the start of the season.

There's often one or two surprises sprung during the post-Christmas window, with players switching sides half way through the season due to lack of game-time or the allure of bigger sides.

It's often a time when certain players become available on the cheap, either because their respective clubs are so desperate to flog them them or, alternatively, keen to cash in on them before their contracts run out in the summer.

With this in mind we take a look at five players who could prove to be absolute bargain buys in terms of cash for quality...

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Football
Premier League
Demba Ba
Javier Hernandez
Micah Richards