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Fleetwood Town have been quite busy in the last couple of years out in the transfer market and have even managed to break their record multiple times in a relatively short span of time. The latest player to sit on top of the mountain is actually Kyle Dempsey who joined the club from Huddersfield Town in 2017/18 for a reported fee of £410,000.
And with that signing, the Fishermen actually eclipsed the previous record that was being held by Jamille Matt for his 2012/13 arrival from Kidderminster Harriers for a sum of £216,000.
Ryan Cresswell, who arrived the season after Matt, rounds off the top three signings with his transfer fee of £158,000 that was paid to get him from Southend United. The other side of the coin, however, is slightly more impressive and more expensive.
In 2012/13, Fleetwood Town managed to sell Jamie Vardy to Leicester City for a record fee of £1.1m, which, in hindsight, was an incredible bargain for the Foxes. That sale is also the only piece of business, both incoming and outgoing, that eclipsed the one-million pound mark for the Fishermen.
The second place is reserved for Amari’i Bell who was sold to Blackburn Rovers for £270,000 in 2017/18.
Even though they weren’t really aware of that at the time of his departure, Vardy ended up becoming a crucial part of Leicester City and by selling him to them for a record fee in 2012/13, Fleetwood Town inadvertently helped write one of the biggest Cinderella stories the Premier League has ever seen.
And for that reason, not many of their transfers can boast with such an incredible impact, even though it didn’t benefit them directly apart from the huge sum they received for the striker, one that hasn’t been toppled since and most likely won’t be in the near future.
Dempsey is another player who gets in with a shout for his record price tag the Fishermen had to splash to Huddersfield in 2017/18 and a similar thing could be said for Matt, their second most expensive signing to date.
But there are also some other big signings like Ched Evans, Wes Burns, Conor McLaughlin or David Ball, who played for the team between 2012 to 2017. Going further back, we could also give a shout to Jamie Milligan for his impressive stint as well.