The January transfer window is upon us, and it is guaranteed to make football fans giddy at even the most quiet of whispers that their club is about to make a splash in the market.
Over the years it has been a playground for some of the most inspired moves and some of the most desperate deals due to clubs overreacting to their predicament midway through the season.
Here I divulge the 20 biggest deals to have taken place in the January, or as it was previously known when it was not solely restricted to that month, the winter transfer window.
Let me know your thoughts on these moves and whether you expect there to be any moves in 2013 that smash these deals to make history.
Also I would like to hear about your favourite deals to have taken place in the winter window, even if they were not equal to these deals in terms of the fee.