The summer transfer window is up and running with several huge deals already completed. Due to large amount of money invested in the sport today, we have seen clubs spend exorbitant amounts to purchase new players.
However there are some clubs that have spent prudently and secured some excellent bargains over recent weeks. Here are some of the best bargains to be found so far this summer in the transfer market...
5. Antoine Greizmann - Real Sociedad to Atletico Madrid
Young French sensation Greizmann is one of the best young players in the world at the moment. Atletico Madrid have lost a lot of key players during the current transfer window and the signing of Griezmann will help fill in the gaps left by departing players. The 23-year-old scored 20 goals for Real Sociedad last season, which is incredible for a winger.
Greizmann is already a vital component of the French national team and is tipped for great things in the near future. Expect his stock to drastically rise in the next few years.
4. Cesc Fabregas - Barcelona to Chelsea
A regular member of the Spanish team and a World Cup winner, Fabregas is one of the top midfielders in the game today. At the age of 27, he is in his prime and represents a bargain of a signing at £30 million considering uncapped players like Ander Herrera are going for the same price.
Although he had an indifferent campaign last season for Barcelona, Fabregas possesses vast amounts of experience for a player of his age and is a proven Premier League performer.
Fabregas will provide Chelsea with some creativity in midfield and is expected to shine in the next season.
Barcelona’s replacement for Fabregas has turned out to be an even bigger bargain. Rakitic scored 12 goals for Sevilla last season and also registered 10 assists.
The 26-year-old Croatian playmaker fits the bill of a Barcelona midfielder and is capable of playing as a number 10 or in a deeper central midfield role. The Catalan giants have pulled off a major coup by bring Rakitic to the Nou Camp.
2. Tony Kroos - Bayern Munich to Real Madrid
Kroos was evidently unsettled at Bayern Munich and showed his displeasure with the club by rejecting a new contract. In any other situation, Kroos would have been sold for a figure of around £50 million, however the Bavarian giants were forced to sell him for a cut-price figure of £24 million in order to avoid losing him for free next season.
One of the best central midfielders in the world, Kroos was one of Germany’s main men in the World Cup, pulling the strings and dictating the play. Real Madrid have uncharacteristically done some astute business by securing the services of the 24-year-old midfielder.
1. Robert Lewandowski- Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich
In a generation when good quality strikers are sold for figures well in excess of the £50 million mark, Lewandowski’s move to Bayern Munich for free is undoubtedly the transfer of the summer.
One of the best number nines in the world, Lewandowski scored an incredible 103 goals for Borussia Dortmund in 185 appearances. He has scored in excess of 20 goals in the league on three occasions in four years- an outstanding statistic.
The Poland international is a rare commodity these days and Borussia Dortmund will rue losing their star man for nothing to their direct rivals.