As 2013 draws to a close and the 2014 January transfer window looms, it's the ideal time to look back over a year of truly outstanding transfer deals.

From the most ridiculously insane sums to the bargain buys that have raised eye-brows, football fans have been treated to their fair share of surprises this year.

And regardless of the sum they moved for a player can quite easily establish himself as a cult-hero if he settles in quickly, and go on to achieve great things in his new surroundings.

European football can claim to experience its fair share of flops when it comes to the transfer market, but there's also a select few individuals who are worth every penny paid for them and more.

So here goes, the Top 10: Best buys of 2013- click on to see who makes our list...

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