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Every Premier League club's record signing

Harsh Biyani
2.35K   //    07 Jul 2017, 15:08 IST
Arsenal broke their transfer record for Lacazette

As football gets richer and richer, the transfer fees get bigger and bigger. Last window saw the most money spent in a transfer window and also on a player as Paul Pogba shattered the transfer record with his move to Manchester United. Expect no less this time. 

The Premier League constituted a large portion of the aforementioned record and with the clubs’ valuation of players reaching dizzying heights, here’s a look at the English sides’ record buys.


The previous record was held by Ozil who was signed for £42.5m from Real Madrid. The record now stands with Lacazette who was signed for £52.7m from Lyon recently.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Australia’s Mathew Ryan bought from Valencia, this summer, for £5m holds the record for the club. They may yet again break their transfer record this summer. 


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Nathan Ake

Having played for the Cherries on loan for just half a season, Nathan Ake cost them £20m, making him their record signing after Eddie Howe signed him from Chelsea this summer.


Robbie Brady

Robbie Brady became Burnley’s record signing this past January when he signed for them for a reported fee of £13m.



ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 30:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea in action during the pre season friendly match between Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea at the Gelredome Stadium on July 30, 2014 in Arnhem, Netherlands.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Fernando Torres is Chelsea’s most expensive signing

Fernando Torres still remains the Blues record signing at £50m. Since that signing, Chelsea have not spent more than £40m on a single player till date. 

Crystal Palace

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Benteke signed for Palace last summer

In August 2016, Crystal Palace completed the signing of Christian Benteke for a fee of £27m which could further rise by £5m, taking the fee to £32m.


Everton broke the bank for Pickford this summer

As of now, Jordan Pickford remains Everton’s record signing at £30m. This fee could also be met by Michale Keane, who recently signed for The Toffees. But that deal has a number of clauses. 

Huddersfield Town

Steve Mounie

The club broke their transfer record twice in less than 24 hours after signing Steve Mounie for £11.45m, breaking their previous best of £11m for Tom Ince.

Leicester City

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27:  Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates as he scores their first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Leicester City FC and FC Porto at The King Power Stadium on September 27, 2016 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Islam Slimani

The Foxes broke their transfer record on the last day of the 2016-17 summer transfer window by signing Islam Slimani for a reported fee of £29m. They beat West Brom for the signature of Algerian striker. 


Liverpool signed Salah, albeit after a few years

Having missed out on the signature of the Egyptian winger few years ago, Liverpool finally signed Salah for a record fee of £36.9m which could increase to £43.9m with additional clauses. 

Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)
De Bruyne has been a special player for the Sky Blues

Having joined Wolfsburg for £18m, the Belgian midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne became Manchester City’s record signing a year later in 2015 for £55m.

Manchester United

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - MAY 24:  Paul Pogba of Manchester United points to the Manchester United badge on his kit following victory in the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Pogba current holds the transfer record

Paul Pogba left the red devils in 2012 only to return back to Old Trafford in 2016 as United’s record signing for £89.3m. The Frenchman had a pretty good first season as well and didn’t buckle under the massive transfer fee pressure. 

Newcastle United

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Michael Owen

It’s been almost 12 years since Newcastle broke their transfer record by signing Michael Owen for £21.25m. Now back in the Premier League, Rafa would be looking to break this record soon.


SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 01:  Sofiane Boufal of Southampton is tackled by Ryan Fraser AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Southampton and AFC Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Boufal was signed for a record fee but hasn’t been able to make an impact

Southampton broke their transfer record by signing Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal for £21m last year.

Stoke City

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03:  Gianelli Imbula of Stoke City evades Ashley Barnes of Burnley during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Burnley at Bet365 Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Imbula has flattered to deceive at Stoke City

Having signed for the Potters in the winter transfer window of 2016, Frenchman, Gianneli Imbula is expected to leave the club this summer with Stoke ready to sell the midfielder for a loss after making him the club’s record signing for £18.3m

Swansea City

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Borja Baston

Having signed for a club record fee of £15.5m, Borja Baston has been sent on a season-long loan to Malaga. Things don’t look good for the Spanish striker.

Tottenham Hotspur

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Moussa Sissoko

On 30th August, Spurs completed the signing of Eric Lamela for a fee of £25.8m+£4.2m as bonus payments adding upto £30m. This fee was again matched last year when the North London outfit completed the signing of Moussa Sissoko for £30m. 


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Isaac Success

Isaac Success signed a five-year contract with Watford, having arrived from Granada last year for a record transfer fee of around £12.5m.

West Brom

STRATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11:  Nacer Chadli of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Stratford, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli completed his transfer from Tottenham to West Brom in August 2016 for a fee of £13m and is the Baggies’ record buy.

West Ham United

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 15:  Andre Ayew of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Andre Ayew

West Ham’s biggest ever signing came last year in August when they signed Andre Ayew from Swansea for £20.5m