We name the 100 biggest Premier League transfer fees, adjusted for inflation: featuring Emile Heskey, Juan Mata, Sean Wright-Philips and more!
100. Obafemi Martins
Inter Milan to Newcastle, 2006/07
Fee adjusted for inflation: £24.9m
The ageless Nigerian had three decent seasons for Newcastle before departing for Wolfsburg in a £9m deal.
99. David de Gea
Atletico Madrid to Manchester United, 2011/12
Fee adjusted for inflation: £25.1m
The agile Spaniard has proved worth every penny and looks set to be United’s number one for years to come.
98. Albert Luque
Deportivo to Newcastle, 2005/06
Fee adjusted for inflation: £25.2m
The Spanish winger was a total flop and left for Ajax after two seasons and just one Premier League goal.
97. Roque Santa Cruz
Blackburn Rovers to Manchester City, 2009/10
Fee adjusted for inflation: £25.4m
Injuries restricted the Paraguayan to just 20 league appearances for City.
96. Darren Bent
Charlton to Tottenham, 2007/08
Fee adjusted for inflation: £25.5m
The poacher finished Spurs’ top scorer in his first full season at the club but was sold to Sunderland for a small profit.
95. Steve Marlet
Lyon to Fulham, 2001/02
Fee adjusted for inflation: £25.54m
The Frenchman had four decent seasons at Craven Cottage but never looked worth such a hefty fee.