historical transfer in numbers

The latest historical transfer analysis, gossip and rumours from the Premier League, Championship and more.


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Rangers: Walter Smith struck gold on Carlos Cuellar

The Spaniard was sold for £7.8m in 2008, earning Rangers a solid profit.

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Rangers: Advocaat struck gold with Ronald de Boer

The former Barcelona star became one of Rangers finest signings under Advocaat.

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Mna United: Red Devils had a howler on Matteo Darmian signing

The Italian full-back was unable to ever truly impress during his time at Old Trafford

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Rangers: Advocaat struck gold on Giovanni van Bronckhorst

The former Rangers player generated the club a solid profit when he left for Arsenal in 2001.

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Chelsea: Torres was worse than Aubameyang

The Spanish striker will go down as one of the worst signings in Premier League history.

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Rangers: Smith struck gold on Alan Hutton

Rangers made a massive profit by selling Hutton for £9m in 2008.

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Liverpool: Klopp sold Mamadou Sakho at the perfect time

The Reds seemingly struck gold with their sale of the Frenchman...

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Aston Villa: Lambert had a howler over Libor Kozak

The Scot endured a howler with the striker who scored just four goals for the club.

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Newcastle: The "strange" and costly signing of Chris Wood

The ex-Magpies man proved a rather expensive addition for the St James' Park outfit

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Newcastle: Magpies had a howler with Yoshinori Muto signing

The Japanese striker failed to deliver the goods during his spell at St James' Park

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Aston Villa: Paul Lambert struck gold on Christian Benteke

The Belgian striker made the club a massive profit when he left in 2015.

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Arsenal: Arteta needed to sell Leno for more

The Spaniard should have kept the 'keeper, especially having sold him for just £3m.

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Chelsea: Michy Batshuayi was an expensive nightmare

The Belgian striker looked the part when he joined, yet it turned out to be a waste of £33m.

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Rangers: McLeish had a mare on Dragan Mladenovic

The former Rangers manager endured one of his worst-ever signings with the Serbian midfielder.

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Man United: Ferguson made rare blunder on Gerard Pique

The former Spain international was sold to Barcelona for just £5m back in 2008...

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Spurs: Dimitar Berbatov marked great business

The Bulgarian was signed and sold on for huge profits in just a short period at White Hart Lane.

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Man United: Ferguson had a howler over Veron

The Argentinian midfielder simply couldn't live up to expectations at United.

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Leeds: Jack Clarke earned the club millions

Having come up through the academy, the fee they would gain for thing young star marked impressive business.

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Leeds: Chris Wood marked great business

Having signed him for a nominal fee, to sell the New Zealand forward for the price they did mark brilliant business...

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Man Utd: Ferguson had a mare with Owen Hargreaves

The former Red Devils midfielder played just 39 times for the club after a £17m move in 2007...