Which Teams Got Best Value for Money on Deadline Day?

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Which Teams Got Best Value for Money on Deadline Day?
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Transfer deadline day always throws up some surprises, a number of bargains and a few absolute rip-offs.

It's a bit like panic shopping on Christmas Eve. You've got to go home with something, anything, to keep people happy—you end up paying well over the odds for a coveted item that was much cheaper a month ago (Marouane Fellaini), you try for something reliable and hope it's well received (Gareth Barry) and you splurge on one big gift that you think might, just might, be worth it (Mesut Ozil).

One big difference—you can't return the players within 30 days if they turn out to be a terrible mistake.

In a window that saw spending upwards of £670 million in the Premier League alone, a total of £140 million was spent on deadline day.

Some clubs did some very shrewd business, while others, like Manchester United, had a bewildering day of trading.

Over the following slides we look at which teams got the best value for money on deadline day, focusing mostly on sides in the English top flight, where the majority of action happened. 

Which player would you like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!


All transfer information sourced on Transfermarkt, unless otherwise indicated.

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