With the transfer window set to open in a matter of days it is clear that Premier League managers will be searching high and low for the bargains that maybe on offer. Some clubs have already been busy with Arsenal securing the services of Lukas Podolski, while Chelsea moved quickly to snap up Marko Marin from Werder Bremen. Both signings are proof that top class signings are out there if you look hard enough and that you don’t have to splash out in the region of £20m+ in order secure the very best players. Newcastle has been a shining example in the last 12months and there will be many clubs looking to follow suit within the coming months.
This season saw a celebration of 20years of the Premier League and it got me thinking as to who have been the real transfer steals during that time? I thought I would look back and see at those who duly delivered and which players proved the best value for money at the time.