Some huge fees were paid by English clubs this summer.
With the excitement of the transfer window now been and gone, fanatix takes a look at the five most expensive deals executed by Premier League sides.
5. Marouane Fellaini: Everton to Manchester United, £27.5m.
The Red Devils left it extremely late to make a big signing this summer, when manager David Moyes snapped up former ace Fellaini from Goodison Park.
Having missed out on Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera, many believe that the Belgian may have been a last resort however.
4. Fernandinho: Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester City, £30m.
City decided to spend big on a defensive midfielder in what turned out to be the club’s most expensive deal of the summer.
Fernandinho had been making a good reputation for the Brazilian in Ukraine, but at 28-years-old and without a regular spot in the national team, the fee paid seemed somewhat inflated.
3. Erik Lamela: AS Roma to Tottenham Hotspur, £30m.
Spurs broke their club record transfer fee three times in this window as the north London side eventually shelled out £105m on new players.
Of course the world record £85.3m receieved for Gareth Bale helped make that outlay a lot easier and the 21-year-old Lamela is expected to be the eventual replacement for the Welshman – no pressure then.
2. Willian: Anzhi Makhachkala to Chelsea, £30m.
The Blues made themselves extremely unpopular with city rivals Tottenham when after the Lily Whites had given the winger a medical, Jose Mourinho’s men snuck in and poached Willian.
The 25-year-old was allowed to leave previous club Anzhi after just six months when the Russians hit financial problems and Samuel Eto’o also joined the Brazilian at Stamford Bridge.
1. Mesut Ozil: Real Madrid to Arsenal, £42.4m.
The Gunners went against all previous misconceptions of the side by smashing their club transfer record by a whopping £27.4m to land the highly rated German.
It is something of a coup to convince Ozil to come to the Emirates Stadium and has led many to change their mind about Arsenal’s title credentials.