The biggest deals of a remarkable transfer deadline day were Chelsea's £50 million (Dh295m) signing of Fernando Torres from Liverpool and the arrival of Andy Carroll for £35m from Newcastle United as his replacement.
The general consensus is Chelsea have paid a high price, but have got a world-class player who would walk into most top teams.
Torres, 26, has a proven record - he scored 65 league goals in just 102 games for Liverpool and is a World Cup winner.
Carroll, however, divides opinion. His form in the first half of the season has been blistering - 11 goals in 19 games making him the third top scorer in the league.
However, making him the most expensive English player ever on the back of half a season of good form (he also scored 17 goals in 39 games last season in the Championship) appears a bit of a risk for Liverpool.
The statistics, though, back Carroll. He has scored more goals, set up more goals and converted more of his chances than Torres this season. A bargain then?