8. Nicolas Anelka – Total cost: £86.8m
Paris Saint-Germain to Arsenal £0.5m / Arsenal to Real Madrid £22.3m / Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain £22m / Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester City £12m / Manchester City to Fenerbahce £7m / Fenerbahce to Bolton Wanderers £8m / Bolton Wanderers to Chelsea £15m
If you look up ‘journeyman’ in the dictionary, you’ll probably find an image of Anelka. The Frenchman moved around a lot in his career and that has ensured that the accumulation of the fees secures his place in the top 10.
7. Radamel Falcao – Total cost: £90.3m
Lanceros to River Plate £0.3m / River Plate to Porto £4m / Porto to Atletico Madrid £33m / Atletico Madrid to Monaco £53m
After proving to be a protagonist for both Porto and Atletico, Falcao struggled to have the same impact at Monaco. That in turn has seen him spend two loan spells in England now, with the French outfit hoping to recoup some of that outlay.