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BIGGEST BARGAINS OF THE LAST TRANSFER WINDOW
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While the British transfer window is best known for its most spectacular failures rather than its unexpected successes, there are always a number of moves that provide genuine value for money. Just as you could create a team of players who have under-performed and grossly undelivered since transferring to the Premier League last summer, for example, you could also create one featuring players who have played exceptionally well despite costing next to nothing.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at three of the best performing bargains of last summer’s transfer window: 

Frank Lampard (Manchester City, free)

While Frank Lampard’s convoluted journey from London to the MLS and eventually to Manchester may have courted controversy, his stellar performances in the Sky Blue shirt have rolled back the years and kept City in the title race. His fairy-tale equalizer at the Etihad Stadium against former employers Chelsea in September was a huge highlight, and alongside winning goals against Sunderland and Leicester the former England man has earned City an additional seven points this season. With six goals in total and more starts to come, Lampard may yet play a decisive role in determining the course of the title race.

Bojan (Stoke, £1.5 million/$2.8 million CAD)

Not many players are afforded the moniker of ‘the new Lionel Messi’ during their youth, but the sublimely talented Bojan Krkic is one who was awarded such an honour. Although he did not manage to establish himself as a first team regular during his time at the Nou Camp, he has enjoyed successful stints in Italy and Stoke secured a significant bargain when they purchased him for just £1.5 million ($2.8 million CAD) in the summer. Bojan has acclimated to the English Premier League well, while already justifying his incredibly low transfer fee and promising more for the future.

Diafra Sakho (West Ham United, £4m/$7.49 million CAD)

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While the club may not have created a single transfer headline last summer, West Ham United concluded the best transfer business of all 20 Premier League clubs. While securing Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on loan was a masterstroke by Sam Allardyce, however, it cannot top the permanent signing of prolific forward and former Metz striker Diafra Sakho for just £4 million ($7.49 million CAD). Powerful and quick in equal measure, Sakho has already scored an impressive eight Premier League goals and has been a key player in the Hammers outstanding top flight form.

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