This summer’s transfer window has seen some staggering amounts of money changing hands, with Premier League spending already topping the £1 billion mark.
Twelve clubs have broken their transfer records during the window, but this could increase before the August 31 deadline.
Keeping up with developments has been akin to monitoring the growth in UK casino news as clubs splash the cash in search of glory.
We take a look at four of this summer’s biggest transfers to see what clubs are getting for their money.
Chelsea – Alvaro Morata – £58 million
The 24-year-old striker has already won plenty of honours during his career and Chelsea will hope that continues at Stamford Bridge.
During two spells with Real Madrid Morata has twice won the Champions League, La Liga and the Spanish Cup, while he won the league and cup double on two occasions in a two-year spell with Serie A side Juventus.
Capable of playing in a variety of positions across the front line, Morata is arguably a more complete forward than Diego Costa who he has replaced.
Morata made a steady start to his Chelsea career, scoring in this side’s opening day defeat against Burnley.
However, he missed a glorious chance to add to his tally against Tottenham Hotspur, although Chelsea still ran out 2-1 winners against their title rivals.
Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette – £52 million
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry began life as a winger before being converted into a striker, and Lacazette followed a similar path at Lyon.
The 26-year-old secured his move to Arsenal on the back of a prolific season with the French side, where he scored 37 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.
Lacazette scored on his Premier League debut against Leicester City, and he was unlucky to have a fine finish disallowed for offside in Arsenal’s defeat at Stoke City.
Arsene Wenger’s side finished outside the top four of the Premier League for the first time since 1995/96 last term and the French star will be expected to fire them back into the Champions League spots this season.
Everton – Gylfi Sigurdsson – £45 million
Many pundits have questioned the size of the fee for Sigurdsson, largely as a result of a disappointing spell with Tottenham.
However, the 27-year-old blossomed during his time with Swansea City and Everton boss Ronald Koeman made no secret of his desire to sign the midfielder this summer.
Sigurdsson made his Premier League debut in 2011 and he has scored more free-kick goals than any other player during that time.
Only Cesc Fabregas (37), Mesut Ozil (33), Christian Eriksen (30) and Kevin De Bruyne (27) have assisted more goals than Sigurdsson over the past three seasons, with the Icelandic international creating 26 goals for his teammates.
Sigurdsson had a quiet debut for Everton after coming on as a substitute during their 1-1 draw at Manchester City, be can be expected to shine alongside the likes of Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen this season.
Tottenham – Davinson Sanchez – £42 million
The 21-year-old signed a six-year-deal with Spurs after a memorable debut season in the Netherlands with Ajax.
Sanchez played a starring role as Ajax reached the final of the Europa League, although the Dutch side were eventually defeated by Manchester United.
The Colombian defender won the club’s player of the year award and he was on the wanted list of numerous clubs around Europe this summer.
Sanchez is a tough tackler and a dogged man-marker, although he also possesses plenty of skill on the ball.
He also provides a threat from set pieces as highlighted by his six goals in 32 league appearances last season and appears to be an excellent addition to Spurs’ squad.