Middlesbrough have made some wonderful big-money signings over the years.
But while Steve Gibson loves a landmark arrival, he’s not against shopping in the bargain bucket from time to time.
Every now and then you can find yourself a top quality player available on the market for absolutely nothing – something that the Teessiders have done particularly well with over the years.
So who are Middlesbrough’s top six free transfers? We take a look at some of the contenders.