At a time when most players come at a premium, some Premier League managers managed to buy quality on the cheap. And these shrewd purchases could prove to be as equally important as big-money transfers.
Below is a list of the best value-for-money deals of the 2013 summer window:
Nathan Redmond | Birmingham to Norwich City for £3m
The 19-year-old, who worked under Chris Hughton during his time at St. Andrews, should thrive if given the opportunity at Carrow Road.
Championship players like Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Derby County’s Will Hughes are valued at around £10m, so at his price, the England U-21 is a steal.
Redmond will offer a different dimension to the Canaries attack, as the winger has the potential to terrorise defenders with his pace and dribbling skills. He showed exactly that when he opened his account in Norwich’s first win of the season against Southampton.