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The Shrews were never really known for splashing the cash on all of those big-money signings nor did they suddenly change their transfer policy in recent times. At this very moment, Lionel Ainsworth, who was bought from Huddersfield Town in 2010/11 for a club-record fee of £383,000, is still their most expensive signing in the history of the club.
And his arrival dethroned Luke Jones’ £248,000 price tag that was claimed by Ashton United in 2006/07. They would get fairly close to overtaking it a couple of years down the road when they signed Grant Holt from Nottingham Forest for a reported fee of £230,000 but it was only enough to slot into third place on the list of the most expensive arrivals to date.
As far as the transfers in their newer history go, only Tyrone Barnnett’s move from Peterborough in 2014/15 for £119,000 was enough to break into the top ten but the Blues were quiet in the market ever since.
When it comes to the biggest departures from the club, Ryan Woods’ £1.2m move to Brentford in 2015/16 takes the cake as the most expensive one to date and is closely followed by Joe Hart to Manchester City for £810,000 and then by Connor Goldson to Brighton & Hove Albion for £765,000.
Both their incoming and outgoing transfers have taken a sight hit ever since they were relegated to League One and it will be interesting to see what the future in the market has in store for the Shrews.
Even though he was only a loanee at the club, Dean Henderson is one of the players that definitely deserve a shout. During his short stint with Shrewsbury Town, the goalie was one of the fan-favourites and has had quite an impact on the club. Of course, Joe Hart is another goalkeeper who could be included on the list and his departure to Man City is still the club’s second biggest sale to date.
Ainsworth should also be mentioned as he is still the record holder when it comes to big-money signings for the Blues and closely following in his footsteps is Jones who arrived from Ashton United.
And then there are some of the legends and the icons of the club like Ken Mulhearn, Malcolm Starkey, Tommy Lynch or Arthur Rowley, all of whom have had an incredible spell at the club and will forever be appreciated by the fanbase.