There’s much to hate about football’s transfer window.
It’s a rigmarole for everybody, form the tired hacks recycling old news to the cock-eyed superfans clamouring for their club to announce the latest saviour.
Sometimes the investments go awry. Sometimes, however, even a grotesque transfer fee is made to look reasonable by the dazzling performances of a shiny acquisition.
With that in mind, here are RealSport’s five biggest transfer hits of the season.