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The Swans have undoubtedly splashed the cash throughout the years but even though those numbers may be high for Championship standards, it should be noted that many have come during their stay in the top-flight.
For example, the biggest and most expensive signing in the history of the club is still that of Andrew Ayew who arrived from West Ham United for a reported fee of £20.5m back in 2017/18, their last season in the Premier League.
Ayew’s arrival also meant that Borja Baston, the former Atletico Madrid man, would no longer occupy the top spot with his £16.2m price tag. In 2017/18, however, they also bought Sam Clucas from Hull City for £14.6m and he is still their third most expensive signing to date.
And interestingly enough, five of the top ten signings in their history have arrived in 2017/18 and just before their relegation into the Championship. And after that, their spendings have been much more contained, to say the least.
When it comes to big departures, the figures are definitely much more impressive. Gylfi Sigurdsson left for Everton in 2017/18 and the Swans cashed in an incredible £44.4m for their star player. Needless to say, that eclipsed Wilfried Bony’s £29m move to Manchester City in 2014/15, which is still their second-biggest sale to date.
When talking about transfers that ruffled a couple of feathers at the club, both Sigurdsson and Bony certainly have to get a shout. The former was sold for an incredible fee which is historic for the Swans and the latter is right behind him despite his figure being much lower as a whole. Both, of course, with great stints at the club.
But it’s difficult to talk about their biggest transfers without mentioning some of the icons of the club such as Ashley Williams, Leon Britton or Lee Trundle, all of whom had incredible careers as one of the Swans and made an incredible impact after their arrival.
And then there are Roberto Martinez, Garry Monk and Angel Rangel, all of whom are highly respected for everything they’ve done for Swansea City’s shirt as players and the former two tried their hand at coaching as well.
But needless to say, all of the players on the list were quite successful in their own right and their transfers played a big role in shaping the club’s profile throughout the years.