In no particular order, we give you our top 5 unexpected summer transfers in 2014. It might also interest you to know that the English Premier League clubs spent a record £835m on transfers in summer window.

Angel di Maria – From Real Madrid to Manchester United, £59.7m

Mario Balotelli From AC Milan to Liverpool FC, £16m

Radamel Falcao – From AS Monaco to Manchester United, £16.4m (Loan)

Xavi Alonso – From Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, $10.53m

Danny Welbeck – From Manchester United to Arsenal FC, £16m