It has been confirmed that Borussia Dortmund have lost, or will lose, another of the key men from their two year dominance of the Bundesliga from 2010 in Robert Lewandowski.
What’s worse is that he is being poached on a free transfer by rivals Bayern Munich, the club that toppled BVB from the pinnacle of the German game.
The Poland international is a formidable forward and getting him for nothing is a an incredible bit of business for the Bavarian club – but is it the best free transfer ever?
Obviously that is almost impossible to say definitively and GMS have been thinking about previous free transfers that have turned out incredibly successful.
We have picked out eight – click on the slideshow to see who they are…