Every time the transfer window opens, French clubs prepare themselves for a mass exodus of talent. The last three months has been no different, but there has still been some excellent signings from Ligue 1 clubs in the 2014 summer transfer window.
Seven out of the top twenty goal scorers in Ligue 1 have left for pastures new. If you include the nine goals that Radamel Falcao scored in his 17 games for AS Monaco, it brings the total of goals leaving Ligue 1 to 99.
It is always a hard job to replace goals, especially when bringing in players from outside of France. You can never guarantee success.
Four out of the five best moves in Ligue 1 this summer were made between French teams. This is a strategy with a much lower level of risk, and one in which Ligue 1 sides can work within their reduced budgets.
Each of these signings will prove excellent additions to their new teams and personally they should benefit from developing their own game further.
Here are the 5 best Ligue 1 signings from 2014 summer transfer window.