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It’s pretty safe to say that Morecambe don’t really have a big history of huge superstar signings over the years nor were they ever the first ones to splash the cash to potentially give themselves a boost or two along the way. Just by looking at their record transfers, the situation immediately becomes much clearer.
In fact, there are only two stand-out signings that were also done fairly recently. The title of the most expensive incoming transfer ever at Morecambe belongs to Neil Sorwel who joined the team in the 2006/07 campaign from Shrewsbury Town for a reported fee of £158,000. Even though he still remains on top of the mountain all those years into the future, the Shrimps did come fairly close to surpassing the fee the very next season.
In 2007/08 Carl Baker joined the squad from Southport FC for a reported sum of £113,000, cementing his place as their second most expensive purchase to date. And seeing that a lot of their incoming players were, in fact, free transfers, it’s likely that these two remain at the top for a while longer.
On the other side, we have Jack Redshaw who left for Blackpool FC fairly recently, in 2015/16, for £230,000 and is still the biggest piece of business the club has ever done. His exit matched the one of Baker, who was sold not too long after his arrival, leaving the Shrimps for the identical sum of £230,000. In third place, we have David Niven, who left for Stafford Rangers for £68,000 in 2006/07.
There are not too many names bigger than Jim Bentley when it comes to icons and legends of the club. And his arrival in 2002 was quite a scoop for the Shrimps as he ended up etching his name in the history books of the club.
Then we have Ian Cain, another player for the slightly older generations and one that broke their transfer record back in the day, arriving with a £7,500 price tag that was determined by the tribunal.
Of course, we also have to give a shout to both Baker and Sorvel, their two biggest modern-day signings to date and to Redshaw who made the club an incredible profit with his departure to Blackpool in 2015/16.