Sunderland’s 10 most expensive signings of all time

Sunderland’s transfer history certainly makes interesting reading.

Indeed, lacking the finance to keep up with other top flight clubs yet always somehow staving off relegation, an incredible variety of players have passed through the doors at the Stadium of Light since the Premier League’s incarnation more than two decades ago.

The issue of the Black Cats’ transfer policy has re-emerged in recent weeks, after the late appointment of David Moyes limited the club’s activity during the summer – resulting in a winless start to their Premier League campaign with nine games already gone.

With that in mind, FootballFanCast have spent the last few days mulling over Sunderland’s track record in the transfer market and most particularly, their ten most expensive signings of all-time – with a little help from our mates at TransferMarkt.co.uk.

We’ve ranked the Wearside outfit’s most expensive acquisitions and although they’ve certainly landed some hits over the years, they’ve also shelled out some embarrassing sums on absolute duds.