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Five excellent, under-the-radar moves

Updated: August 2, 2012, 2:48 PM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Europe's transfer season is still waiting to truly kick off -- the biggest anticipated moves with the likes of Robin van Persie and Luka Modric have yet to happen, and therefore the knock-on transfers are being held up.

But the most astute transfers are rarely those that involve the highest sums of money -- in fact, they often don't involve the top clubs at all. With much focus on the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Shinji Kagawa, Jordi Alba, Oscar, Olivier Giroud, Thiago Silva ...

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