Middlesbrough’s top 10 most expensive players
Middlesbrough’s recent history has been patchy. The Teesside club are, traditionally speaking, one of English football’s bigger sides, with the loyal Boro fans having backed their side through some real highs and, of late, irritating lows.
The North East giants returned to the top table of English football for the current season after narrowly beating Brighton to the final automatic promotion spot last term, and have made a solid, if unspectacular start to the campaign under Aitor Karanka. The Spaniard has been backed heavily by the club’s owners in terms of recruitment in recent times, which has led to some big money captures at the Riverside Stadium, which got us at FFC Towers thinking: who are Boro’s biggest ever additions?
Well, we went over to our friends at Transfermarkt to check the records, and it seems that Middlesbrough have an eclectic mix of big buys to their name through the last 20 or so years.
Coming in at a combined sum of almost £100m, here are Boro’s 10 most expensive signings ever…