You regularly hear Premier League managers moaning about the lack of value in the transfer market, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise.
Contracts may not be worth the paper they are written on, but if one club wants to buy a player another does not want to sell, then the selling club are entitled to demand whatever they wish.
Yet this is why there are expensive and extensive scouting networks in place to pick out potential world class talent, and indeed many of the league's top performers have been accrued for sensible sums before their value rocketed.
To prove what could have been, I've assembled a side of players purchased for £10 million or under that I believe would win the Premier League if they were together.
What's more, all of these players were initially signed with half an eye on the future, so ageing bargain's like Dimitar Berbatov––on the way down after a previous big money move––have been left out of the equation.
I've also constructed players based on their last transfer meaning Robin van Persie and others have also missed the cut.
It was only when working my way through various squad lists that I realised just how many clever coup's there have been, so if I've missed somebody out, please let me know about it.
So here we go, a side of players all costing £10 million or less who I think would win the Premier League.
As always, don't hesitate to voice your opinion.