While it is time to sum up 2014, allow me to name the best transfer of 2013 instead. No, not Gareth Bale, but rather a bargain that cost 2,000 times less than the Welshman. How about signing a future Germany centre-forward for just 50,000 euros?
Such a deal might sound like science fiction, but that's exactly what Werder Bremen managed to accomplish when signing Hoffenheim's Davie Selke in the January transfer window nearly two years ago.
Selke was barely 18 back then, but already mightily ambitious....