Black Friday 2018: From Guendouzi to Rooney & the best bargain deals from the summer window

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There were plenty of in's and out's across Europe between May and August, with several stars proving great value for money in their new surroundings

The European transfer window threw up a high number of bargain deals during the summer, from Wayne Rooney's move to DC United and Matteo Guendouzi's switch to Arsenal from Lorient.

Everton managed to conclude some great business , bringing in several new players including Bernard on a free transfer, and Wolves have adjusted to life quickly in England's top flight with the likes of Joao Moutinho and Pui Patricio being drafted in to bolster Nuno Espírito Santo's squad.

Outside of the Premier League,  Krzysztof Piatek has been banging the goals in for fun since joining Genoa in Serie A , while Johnathan Bamba has been a midfield talisman for Lille since his transfer across Ligue 1 from Saint Ettiene.

In Germany, Axel Witsel has helped drive Borussia Dortmund into top spot in the Bundesliga and in La Liga Rodri has made the seamless transition from Villarreal to Atletico Madrid.

Goal  has compiled a full 30-man list containing the best bargain buys of the summer window, all of whom have managed to have a big impact over the first few months of the 2018-19 campaign.

 

 

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    #1 Matteo Guendouzi

    Lorient > Arsenal - £8m
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    #2 James Maddison

    Norwich > Leicester - £20m
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    #3 Joao Moutinho

    Monaco > Wolves - £5m
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    #4 Rui Patricio

    Sporting CP > Wolves - £16m
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    #5 Xherdan Shaqiri

    Stoke > Liverpool - £13m
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    #6 David Brooks

    Sheffield Utd > Bournemouth - £11.5m
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    #7 Bernard

    Shakhtar Dontesk > Everton - Free
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    #8 Jonathan Bamba

    Saint-Etienne > Lille - Free
  9. #9 Remy Cabella

    Marseille > Saint-Etienne - €5m
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    #10 Saman Ghoddos

    Ostersunds > Amiens - €4m
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    #11 Lebo Mothiba

    Lille > Strasbourg  - €4m
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    #12 Sergio Canales

    Real Sociedad > Betis - Free
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    #13 Sergi Gomez

    Celta Vigo > Sevilla - €5m
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    #14 Borja Iglesias

    Celta Vigo > Espanyol - €10m
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    #15 Pau Lopez

    Espanyol > Betis - Free
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    #16 Ximo Navarro

    Las Palmas > Alaves - Free
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    #17 Rodri

    Villarreal > Atletico Madrid - €20m
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    #18 Tomas Vaclik

    Basel > Sevilla - €7m
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    #19 Arturo Vidal

    Bayern Munich > Barcelona - €18m
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    #20 Kevin-Prince Boateng

    Eintracht Frankfurt > Sassuolo - Free
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    #21 Gervinho

    Hebei China Fortune > Parma - Free
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    #22 Alban Lafont

    Toulouse > Fiorentina - €8.5m
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    #23 Krzysztof Piatek

    Cracovia > Genoa - €4m
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    #24 Thomas Delaney

    Werder Bremen > Borussia Dortmund - €20m
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    #25 Davy Klaassen

    Everton > Werder Bremen - €13.5m
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    #26 Ante Rebic

    Fiorentina > Eintracht Frankfurt - €2m
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    #27 Wout Weghorst

    AZ Alkmaar > Wolfsburg - €10.5m
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    #28 Axel Witsel

    Tianjin Quanjian > Borussia Dortmund - €20m
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    #29 Javairo Dilrosun

    Man City > Hertha Berlin - Free
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    #30 Wayne Rooney

    Everton > D.C. United - Free