During the January transfer window, it is notoriously difficult to get value for money. With the season already well underway, it is impossible for clubs to hide just how desperate they are to sign players - making it a seller's market.
That is not the only issue with recruiting in January, though. Coming in partway through the campaign can make it extremely difficult for new players to bed in and make an impact.
That is why the majority of clubs much prefer to get their business done in the summer. However, sometimes, their hands are forced by poor form, a change in management or injuries.
At first glance, those clubs who did make moves last month appear to have got varying amounts of bang for their buck.
GOAL runs down the 10 best value deals of the window...