Every Single Premier League Club’s Record Signing
The modern era consists of highly-inflated football players who are valued at extortionate amounts of money – especially English talent in the Premier League – but how does each team in the division compare for the most money spent on a single transfer?
Through live games on TV, merit payments, league position and facility fees, the details revealed from the 2018/19 campaign were staggering as £2.45billion was shared among the top-flight clubs.
10 years ago, £80million was enough to purchase the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, but now, that fee is the value for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire.
Premier League clubs are inheriting serious cash every season and it has opened the door for larger expenditures on players, so who is the club-record transfer for each team and at what price?
Norwich City – Steven Naismith (£8.5m)
The Canaries return to the top-flight following their impressive 94-point promotion campaign last season but their transfer budget is extremely low compared to the other teams in the Premier League.
Naismith has remained their club-record signing for three years, arriving back in 2016 from Everton. Despite a lack of spending, Norwich boss Daniel Farke has assembled a fast-paced, passing outfit and it remains to be seen how equipped they are for the top tier of English football.