More than ever before, teams and managers are judged and evaluated by their player transfers. The pressure is bigger than ever before, and so are the checkbooks. Any team's success or failure is ultimately intertwined with either the right or the wrong transfers.
For years now, Bundesliga clubs have prided themselves on acting a bit more responsibly than their other top European league counterparts as far as spending is concerned. With strict financial regulations and a culture of youth development in place, the purse strings are tightened and the focus is on scouting.
Every year, players come out of nowhere to make a name for themselves and elevate their clubs along the way. This season is no different. With the season coming to an end, let us take a look at some of the best bargain transfers—namely players whose performances have far outdone their initial transfer prices.