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As more times passes, Liverpool's £22.7 million outlay for Luis Suarez looks like more and more of a bargain.
Controversy aside, he's an incredible player. A striker with a skill set so complete he holds his own alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in discussions about who is currently the best in the world.
The numbers say it all: in 114 games for Liverpool, the Uruguayan has scored 73 goals. He has also bagged 40 assists.
Great for Reds fans, terrifying for supporters of rival teams.
If 2009/10 was meagre in its transfer offerings, 2010/11 was a feast.
Manchester City went great guns by recruiting Yaya Toure, David Silva and Mario Balotelli, among others, over the course of the season. Toure and Silva are currently both still huge players for the club, whereas Balotelli—who put away 30 goals in 80 games for the Citizens—made his own, unique, impression on the side.
Across town, Manchester United welcomed Javier Hernandez to Old Trafford for the bargainous fee in the region of £6-8 million. The Mexican has scored 55 goals for the club and has won two Premier League titles.
In the capital, Laurent Koscielny was snapped up by Arsenal from Lorient for just £8.5 million—the Frenchman has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Europe of late and has been attracting admiring glances from the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, as reported by Jim van Wijk in the Daily Mail.
At Chelsea, Ramires arrived from Benfica for a fee is the region of £17 million. "He is a fantastic player," then-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti told BBC Sport. "He will be the future of the Brazil national team and I hope the future of Chelsea."
Ancelotti's words proved true as the Brazilian international has become a vital player for the Blues, winning the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League in his three years at Stamford Bridge.