Everton could well have pulled off the best bit of transfer business this summer.
According to reports, they secured the signing of James Rodriguez on a free transfer.
The former Real Madrid star was originally said to have cost around £20 million, but it seems Carlo Ancelotti got his man for nothing.
Considering Rodriguez has a current transfer worth of €32 million, that's quite the bargain.
It also got us thinking... what are the 'most valuable' free transfers in history?
Or, in simple terms, who are the players with the highest transfer worth, who have moved for nothing?
Make sense? Good.
Check out the top 30 and their worth at the time (per Transfermarkt) below:
30. Maxi Rodriguez | Atletico Madrid to Liverpool | €18m | 2009
29. David Beckham | Real Madrid to LA Galaxy | €19.8m | 2007
28. Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Arsenal to AS Roma | €20m | 2020
27. Mario Balotelli | Marseille to Brescia | 2019 | €20m
26. Dani Parejo | Valencia to Villarreal | 2020 | €20m
25. Diego Godin | Atletico Madrid to Inter | 2019 | €20m
24. Mario Balotelli | Nice to Marseille | 2018 | €20m
23. Jack Wilshere | Arsenal to West Ham | 2018 | €20m
22. Yevgen Konoplyanka | Dnipro to Sevilla | 2015 | €20m
21. Sami Khedira | Real Madrid to Juventus | 2015 | €20m
20. Keisuke Honda | CSKA Moscow to AC Milan | 2013 | €20m
19. Fernando Llorente | Athletic Bilbao to Juventus | 2013 | €20m
18. Michael Ballack | Chelsea to Bayer Leverkusen | 2010 | €20m
17. Luis Figo | Real Madrid to Inter | 2005 | €20m
16. Yacine Brahimi | Porto to Al Rayyan | 2019 | €21m
15. Joe Cole | Chelsea to Liverpool | 2010 | €21m
14. Hector Herrera | Porto to Atletico Madrid | 2019 | €22m
13. Samuel Eto'o | Anzhi to Chelsea | 2013 | €22m
12. Willian | Chelsea to Arsenal | 2020 | €22.5m
11. Thomas Meunier | PSG to Borussia Dortmund | 2020 | €24m
10. Ander Herrera | Man Utd to PSG | 2019 | €25m
9. Santi Mina | Valencia to Celta Vigo | 2019 | €30m
8. Emre Can | Liverpool to Juventus | 2018 | €30m
7. James Rodriguez | Real Madrid to Everton | 2020 | €32m
6. Adrien Rabiot | PSG to Juventus | 2019 | €35m
5. Michael Ballack | Bayern Munich to Chelsea | 2009 | €35m
4. Aaron Ramsey | Arsenal to Juventus | 2019 | €40m
3. Leon Goretzka | Schalke to Bayern Munich | 2018 | €40m
2. Stefan de Vrij | Lazio to Inter | 2018 | €40m
1. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich | €50m
Well, that's quite an interesting list, isn't it?
There's little surprise perhaps though, that Lewandowski sits top. Everybody knew just how good he was when he swapped Dortmund for Bayern.
It's arguably the Bundesliga club's best bit of transfer business this century.
Further down the list though, it's surprising some teams let their big stars go.
Even the legendary Figo was a free transfer in 2005, swapping Real Madrid for Inter Milan, while the likes of Balotelli and Ballack both appear more than once.
Then there's Rodriguez, who sits seventh on the list. If those names above him are any indication, he could turn out to be quite the signing for Everton.
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