The German World Cup winner makes it to the top ten of most expensive players over the age of thirty in a list revealed by Mirror Sport.
Take a look at the list in full:
10) Petr Cech – £10.9m (2015)
Age of transfer: 33
The Czech Republic international found himself as back-up to Thibaut Courtois last season and has now joined Arsenal after 11 successful years with London rivals Chelsea.
9) Fernando Redondo – £11m (2000)
Age of transfer: 31
The Argentine defensive midfielder has highly-rated at the dawn of the new millenium and his £11m transfer to AC Milan from Real Madrid was considered a big deal at the time.
However a serious knee injury during one of his very first training sessions with the Serie A giants sidelined him for two whole seasons and he eventually retired from professional football in 2004 at the age of 34.