5 most expensive deadline day transfers by Premier League clubs
Three weeks into the new Premier League season, the managers have had some time to ponder over ways in which they can strengthen their team. We are likely to witness some frantic deals happening in the transfer market on the deadline day, that is, on the 31st of August 2017.
If the rumours are to be believed, players such Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Danny Drinkwater may all be on the move.
Let's revisit the five most expensive signings made by a Premier League club on the transfer deadline day.
#5 Robino (£32.5 million)
The new owners of Manchester City initially tried to sign Dimitar Berbatov (who eventually joined their rivals Manchester United) before landing the Brazilian trickster Robinho on the same day as they took over the club. The transfer fee to bring Robinho from Real Madrid to Manchester City was at the time a club-record £32.5 million.
The then 24-year-old Robinho enjoyed a fairly decent season personally as he finished the season as the top scorer for Manchester City. He bagged 14 league goals in 31 appearances and was the fourth highest scorer in the league. However, he could not build on his first season as he suffered an injury because of which he missed three months of the 2009-10 season.
Robinho made another 12 appearances, scoring one goal in his second season before being shipped out on loan to Santos. He never played for City again and joined AC Milan in the summer of 2010 for half the transfer fee paid for by Manchester City.