With its potential to drastically alter the course of a team's season, the January transfer window tends to be one packed full of sensational deals and last-gasp drama that keeps fans hooked right up until the final few hours of the month.
However, due to the obvious desperation of many teams attempting to do serious business at the start of the year, January deals often tend to be completed in rushed, panicked fashion for seemingly exorbitant and over-inflated transfer fees.
With the 2014 January transfer so nearly upon us, here GMS looks at six recent transfer rumours that could be accurately given the label of 'panic buys' and should not be allowed to happen during the month ahead.
Click on to see our choices and don't forget to let us know your thoughts below.
Do you agree that these would all constitute panic buys? Perhaps you feel one of these players would be a positive purchase for one of those clubs?
Realistically, do you see any of these players completing moves in the new year?
Tell us if we've missed any obvious deals...