It’s a common held view that star players cost big money in the Premier League, yet that’s not always the case. Although many of the leagues star names have arrived as the result of heavy investment, there have been multiple players in the Premiership’s 20 year history who have arrived, and impressed, at discounted prices.
Many of these ‘bargains’ were tempted from mainland Europe and further afield, by the glitz and glamour of the financially beneficial Premier League, contributing to the exiting nature of the English game.
Although the world of football rarely seems to be effected by the economic issues witnessed in society as a whole, it’s nice to see responsible spending on the part of top-level football clubs proving to be successful.
This list looks at 20 players who have made big impressions at various Premier League sides, without breaking the bank.
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