Hannover 96 president Martin Kind realised on the day of Mame Diouf's (pictured) signing that the club had struck “one of the best signings of the winter break”
Hannover 96 president Martin Kind realised on the day of Mame Diouf's (pictured) signing that the club had struck “one of the best signings of the winter break”
Bundesliga

Best winter transfers: part two

Munich - The winter transfer market is perhaps even more volatile than its summer counterpart, with a narrower window of opportunity and often an added edge of urgency to proceedings.

Pick of the bunch

Integrating new faces into a team at this stage of the campaign brings complications of its own, but injuries, lack of form and mere opportunity invariably keep the deals ticking over during the winter break.

By no means all of them work out, of course, but on the other hand every now and then a club hits the jackpot - sometimes when it is perhaps least expected. bundesliga.com takes a look at some prime examples from recent years...