The top fifty best signings of the Premier League era.
50. Marian Pahars (Skonto to Southampton, £800,000, 1999)
The first Latvian to play in the Premier League secured his cult status at the Dell with a brace as Saints beat Everton 2-0 to ensure top-flight survival in 1998/1999. Pahars went on to play over 140 times for Southampton in the Premier League, scoring 43 times.