The 5 greatest bargain Real Madrid transfers of all-time

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2. Fernando Hierro (€811k)

One of the greatest players to ever play for Real Madrid, he could certainly do a job in defence. A player who lives and breathes Real Madrid, Fernando Hierro put his position in the squad in severe jeopardy after standing up to Florentino Perez but this only granted him more respect by the Madrid faithful, as Hierro was absolutely right to do so.

Hierro is an exceptional example of a true leader and one of the first names who springs to mind when thinking about "Mr Real Madrid".

After two solid seasons of development in La Liga, Real Madrid signed Fernando Hierro from Real Valladolid and the rest, as they say, is history.

Real Madrid picked up Fernando Hierro for just €811k and while the date of this figure must be taken into account (July 10, 1989), even factoring in inflation would still make this figure appear measly. In truth, nobody knew what was to come from Fernando Hierro but becoming captain during the Galácticos era, winning five Liga titles and three Champions Leagues ain't bad.

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