It's safe to say that the footballing world was stunned to see Mesut Ozil sign for Arsenal on transfer deadline day.
Not only was it maddening that Real Madrid had decided to let him go, but it was also completely out of character for the reputably frugal Arsene Wenger.
Wenger tripled Arsenal's transfer fee record to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates and, after a number of impressive displays, he is seeing the benefits of loosening those famously tight pursestrings.
Now Wenger has set the bar, other fans of the Premier League want their club to make a similar marquee signing.
We take a look at five players who could make similarly shocking moves to the Premier League in the near future.