Chelsea re-signed Nemanja Matic for over £20m at the start of 2014, less than three years after allowing him to leave Stamford Bridge for around a quarter of that fee in a part-exchange deal that saw David Luiz join from Benfica.
Since rejoining Chelsea, the Serbian midfielder has thrived and quickly become one of Jose Mourinho’s most important players.
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6. Carlos Vela
Was only given three Premier League starts for Arsenal, but has scored 47 goals in three La Liga seasons for Real Sociedad.