In every transfer window, top talents from South America are almost certain to play an integral part. Be they from Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil or beyond, the continent is a breeding ground for some of the players which command top dollar in the months of frantic buying and selling.
Summer 2013 was no exception. Among the many transfers that took place across Europe, many of the most eye-catching moves involved players from South America. Some of the stars are already well-established on the Continent, while others will be taking their first European steps in 2013/14 after impressing in their home nations.
But which transfers made the most noise in the Southern Hemisphere? Here are some of the biggest moves involving South American players during the summer transfer window.