Last summer it was Yohan Cabaye who stunned fans when he left Paris Saint-Germain for Crystal Palace.
The playmaker could have chosen from plenty of other clubs but decided reuniting with former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew would be in his best interest.
It was certainly not the first shock transfer in the Premier League and definitely won’t be the last.
Here, talkSPORT looks at the most surprising signings ever, so have a look at the players by clicking the arrow above, right.
Now the transfer window is officially open will we see anymore surprises like these?
Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news here.