It's still early in the transfer window, and there's obviously a flurry of summer transfer activity yet to look forward to as we wait for things to unfold over the next 40 days.
Of course, some clubs like to have their transactions wrapped up early. It's no surprise that a few managers have already dabbled in the transfer market and succeeded in securing deals that one expects will pay healthy dividends.
A smart manager will probably be on the lookout for a player who is actually worth the amount that's being paid out. To face the hard facts, not every purchase is a value-for-money one.
By contrast, some players truly prove to be worth their weight in gold. If one were to look at the case of Michu from last season, the Spaniard excelled under Michael Laudrup's management, and his market value would now probably be 10 times the amount Swansea purchased him for.
Here we look at five of the finest value-for-money deals secured by Premier League clubs so far in the transfer window.
*Players recruited on loan or on a Bosman transfer have not been considered in the compilation of this list.