Year after year headlines are dominated by big money signings and while the world focuses on the likes of Gareth Bale and Mesut Ozil, bargain deals pass through unnoticed.
Often, a player coming to the end of his career will be deemed too old by his current manager, only to go and show the world that, while form is temporary, class is permanent.
It's likely that some of these starts will be tied down to new contracts by their existing sides by the time the summer comes around but if not, clubs across Europe will be scrambling for their signatures.
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