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The Sky Blues are among the best clubs League One has to offer at the moment and it doesn’t surprise that they are also among the biggest spenders as well. Not many teams in the English third tier can boast with a transfer budget as big as theirs and the purchases throughout the years definitely support that claim.
But, it has to be noted that even though they have been spending the big bucks, most of their biggest signings have arrived during their stay in the Premier League when the money influx was much higher than it is right now down in the third tier.
In the 2000/01 season, the Sky Blues bought Craig Bellamy from Norwich City for a reported fee of £8.3m, breaking the previous record that was held by none other than Robbie Keane. The then 19-year-old talent was scooped up from Wolverhampton Wanderers for £8.1m in 1999/00 and is still their second-biggest purchase in the history of the club.
Of course, the only thing less surprising than Keane commanding a big transfer fee is actually him getting sold for an even bigger one just a season after his arrival. In 2000/01 Coventry City moved him on, making some serious profit by getting £17.5m from Inter.
A couple of campaigns later, they also sold Lee Hughes to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League for £8.1m, making him their second most expensive sale to date.
From the legendary goalkeepers like Steve Ogrizovic or Magnus Hedman and all the way to Keane himself, Coventry City have made some incredible signings over the years gone by and some went on to become icons of the club and the sport as a whole.
And then we have the likes of Muhamed Konjic or Phil Babb, with the latter even becoming the most expensive defender in Britain at the time when he was sold to Liverpool for a reported fee of £4.8m back in 1994.
But it’s difficult to mention them all without accidentally excluding someone from the list: Youssef Chippo and Mustapha Hadji, the famous duo of the late ‘90s, Darren Huckerby for his big arrival from Newcastle or Dion Dublin who is still regarded as one of their best forwards ever – they all want a place on the list.
Needless to say, those are some huge names and it tells you a lot about the club as a whole as well.