Southampton’s ten most expensive signings of all time

The Saints have made some interesting signings throughout the Premier League era.

They may struggle to compete with some of the bigger clubs in terms of finance, but they’ve certainly made some intriguing purchases in the past 20 years – and particularly impressive ones since their return to the top flight in 2012.

The Saints’ strong final standings in the Premier League have allowed them to buy foreign stars who have blossomed in England, rather than just relying on the youth players emerging from their exceptionally-run academy.

This is their fifth consecutive season in the Premier League, so it should come as no surprise that all ten of their most expensive signings have come in that time.

However, that’s not to say it’s always a bed of roses for Saints in the transfer market, because some of their signings have fallen well short of the mark.

With help from our friends at Transfermarkt.co.uk, we’ve analysed the ten most expensive signings in Saints history – ranking them as flops or hits. Lets see if you agree!