There was no Neymar, no Lucas Moura and no Oscar available for transfer this summer. Instead, it was a market dominated by the sale of those who fly somewhat under the radar (including the bemusing move of right-back Douglas to Barcelona).
Reuters' Andrew Downie, via Yahoo.com, reported on how the summer window represented a major downturn for the Brazilian market, with renowned columnist Paulo Vinicius Coelho quoted as saying: "This is the worst market in the last 30 years for Brazilian clubs."
However, in among the lack of superstars and relative paucity of talent in the Brazilian domestic game there were bargains to be had on the country's players as financial realities bite hard.
Which, then, were the top five transfers involving Brazilian players this summer?