Black Friday: 11 of the best bargain transfers in Premier League history


It's Black Friday and everyone's looking for their own bargains before Christmas.

Jumping on the bandwagon, we have chosen the best value for money signings in Premier League history.

So if you're not trying to find a bargain of your own then sit back, relax and take a look at the 11 best bargains in the Premier League.


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1. Tim Cahill (£1.5 million to Everton in 2004)

Everton fans regard the ex-Millwall player a legend for his great leadership and finishing abilities.

2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1.5 million to Manchester United in 1996)

A Manchester United legend - forever remembered for scoring an extra-time Champions League final winner.

3. Michu (£2 million to Swansea in 2012)

Michu was a massive hit in England, scoring 22 goals in his first Premier League season. Before eventually leaving Swansea, teams were ready to bid up to £30 million for the Spaniard.

4. Joe Hart (£600k to Manchester City in 2006)

Hart arrived from Shrewsbury Town and has gone on to become England's number one as well as a two-time Premier League winner, he has also captained his country and is among the contenders to be the next permanent captain once Wayne Rooney retires.


5. Patrick Vieira (£3.5 million to Arsenal in 1996)

Vieira actually arrived before Arsene Wenger in 1996, but it is still believed the French mentor was behind the brains of the transfer even before his appointment as the Arsenal boss.

6. Nicholas Anelka (£500k to Arsenal in 1997)

Another French bargain from Arsenal brought in 1997 by Wenger from PSG, just aged 17 and the striker has had an illustrious career - playing in six countries across nearly 20 years.

7. Jamie Vardy (£1 million to Leicester in 2012)

Vardy has definitely proven himself as a Premier League goal scorer this season, scoring in ten consecutive games and is looking to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of scoring in 11 back-to-back matches. Brought from Fleetwood Town in 2012 and now Real Madrid, Spurs and Chelsea have all been linked to the lad.

Newcastle United v Leicester City - Premier League

8. Gareth Bale (£7 million to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007)

Bale arrived at Spurs in 2007 aged 18, and after a season of underachieving, he was almost labelled a flop. Eventually, he proved himself and earned a world record £85 million transfer to Real Madrid. Lovely bit of profit for Spurs - shame they wasted it.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4 million to Manchester United in 2003)

Ronaldo was always destined to succeed and after arriving from Sporting Lisbon as an 18-year-old he won Premier League titles, a Champions League crown and a massive collection of individual awards during his six-year stay with the Red Devils.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo (L

10. Theiry Henry (£11 million to Arsenal in 1999)

Henry is regarded as one of the best players to ever grace the Premier League - scoring bundles of goals and becoming Arsenal's top scorer is just the tip of what he achieved in his career.

11. Eric Cantona (£1.2 million to Manchester United in 1992)

Love him or hate him - Cantona was a great footballer and an excellent piece of business for United, a legend for the club.

Are there any more Black Friday bargains we've missed? Have your say in the comment section.

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