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piazza said:
Precisely. My point is, yes we have excellent homegrown talent, but we'd be nowhere without spending our cash.
...and then there was Berba, wasn't he briefly before Robinho or am I imagining?


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Top 10 Premier League Transfers
1. Robinho: Real Madrid to Manchester City - £32.5m (2008)
2. Dimitar Berbatov: Tottenham to Manchester United - £30.75m (2008)
3. Andriy Shevchenko: AC Milan to Chelsea - £30m (2006)
4. Rio Ferdinand: Leeds to Manchester United - £29.1m (2002)
5. Juan Sebastian Veron: Lazio to Manchester United - £28.1m (2001)
6. Michael Essien: Lyon to Chelsea - £24.43m (2005)
7. Didier Drogba: Marseille to Chelsea - £24m (2004)
8. Wayne Rooney: Everton to Manchester United - £23m initially (2004)
9. Shaun Wright-Phillips: Manchester City to Chelsea - £21m (2005)
10. Fernando Torres: Atletico Madrid to Liverpool - £20m (2007)

So yeah, this summer we briefly topped it again.

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Top 10 Overall Transfers

1. Zinedine Zidane: Juventus to Real Madrid - £45.62m (2001)
2. Luis Figo: Barcelona to Real Madrid - £37m (2000)
3. Hernan Crespo: Parma to Lazio - £35.5m (2000)
4. Gianluigi Buffon: Parma to Juventus - £32.6m (2001)
5. Robinho
6. Christian Vieri: Lazio to Inter - £32m (1999)
7. Berbatov
8. Shevchenko
9. Ferdinand
10. Gaizka Mendieta: Valencia to Lazio - £29m (2001)


Doesn't appear that the Italians and Spaniards have problems splashing the cash either at times though as well. Thought it was somewhat interesting that EPL team's don't appear until number 5 on the list.
 
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