In every transfer window there is one transfer that catches the eye, not because of a large sum of money or a high profile player moving between giants of the game but a transfer that seems too bizarre for professional football.
Asamoah Gyan’s shock loan move from Sunderland to United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain was the surprise move of the latest transfer window, with money seemingly the only possible reason for Sunderland to let one of their best strikers leave and for Gyan to want to swap the Premier League for the United Arab Emirates.
But Gyan’s loan is not the first strange move by clubs and players in the transfer market. What are the top ten bizarre transfer moves ever to be seen in the world of football?
List compiled by Jenny Kerwood