Manchester United proved that age is just a number when they splashed the cash on Bastian Schweinsteiger this week.
The experienced German midfielder became one of the top 10 most expensive footballers aged 30 or over following his £14m transfer from Bayern Munich.
Here are the other golden oldies…
10. Petr Cech (Chelsea to Arsenal)
Age at time of transfer: 33
Only a fortnight before the Schweinsteiger deal, this list got another new member when goalkeeper Cech swapped Chelsea, where he spent 11 trophy-laden years, for London rivals Arsenal.
9. Fernando Redondo (Real Madrid to AC Milan)
Age at time of transfer: 31
This Argentine maestro still had plenty to offer when he left Madrid at aged 31, but he suffered a horrendous injury in one of his first Milan training sessions and managed just 16 games in four years.