Indyplus gallery: The best and worst free transfers of all time

A look at the deals which cost nothing that transpired into great things or a complete catastophe

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The transfer window came to an end yesterday with big money deals from Arsenal and Manchester United for Mesut Ozil and Marouane Fellaini respectively.

But what about the free transfers that went under the radar? Well, the transfers of Samuel Eto'o to Chelsea and Kaka's return to AC Milan hardly went under the radar, but they were certainly the most publicised of this summers free deals.

To pay nothing for a former European Player of the Year and a Champions League final man of the match is quite a coup fir the two sides in question, but how will the moves pan out?

Elswehere this summer, Mathieu Flamini, Marouane Chamakh, Antolin Alcaraz, Kolo Toure, Mark Schwarzer, among others, all completed free transfers. But do you really get something for nothing?

Here, we take a look at the best free transfers, and some of the worst.

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