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15 Most Surprising Football Transfers

In these days of endlessly dragged-out transfer sagas, the move of a player from one club to another is usually flagged up well in advance, with merely the tedium of posturing and 'derisory' offer rebuttals delaying the inevitable.

However, every so often comes a transfer that no-one expected. A bolt from the blue: a player crossing the divide between two bitter rivals, or stepping up or down several levels above or below where they should be. And they usually result in some fun and games afterwards.

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