With the season ticking to a close and clubs across Europe beginning to realize the fate of their campaigns, attention is beginning to shift away from the pitch and onto the summer transfer window.
The signing period never seems to disappoint in distracting one from the dearth of football played in the summer months. Almost every summer, the transfer window offers up a few juicy deals that build the anticipation for the start of a new season.
Looking ahead to this transfer window, what surprising deals might come to fruition and spice up the window?
Here are 10 shocking deals that would certainly provide a spark.