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A Premier League doctor takes you behind-the-scenes of one of the most important — but least understood — facets of a football transfer: the medical

With every transfer comes a medical exam where your favorite club pokes and prods each shiny new purchase to make sure they don’t later have a case of buyer’s remorse. But what, precisely, is a club’s doctor looking for during the exam? As it turns out, the process is a bit more thorough than your last physical.

To get the details, we spoke with Dr. Zafar Iqbal, the head of sports medicine at Crystal Palace F.C., who shared with us his process in conducting a medical. His thoughts are organized below in this excellent infographic from John Grimwade, illustrated with $74 million dollar man, Neymar. As you already know, the Brazilian m0re than passed his exam.

Click below to see the complete infographic from issue 07. But trust us when we say it looks better in print

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