Spurs have always been known as a buying club.
No, honestly.
Here is a table showing the cost of Tottenham’s transfer dealings over the years
(all figures are estimated fees as details are not generally announced).
[(cond.) = maximum fee, conditional on meeting certain appearance/success criteria]

 

BY SIZE OF FEE

PLAYER FROM DATE FEE
Richarlison
Everton
1st July 2022
£60,000,000 (cond.)
Tanguy Ndombele Olympique Lyonnais (France) 2nd July 2019 £53,800,000
Brennan Johnson Nottingham Forest 1st September 2023 £45,000,000 (cond.)
Micky van de Ven Wolfsburg (Germany) 8th August 2023 £43,100,000 (cond.)
Cristian Romero Atalanta (Italy) 30th August 2022 £42,500,000 (cond.)
Davinson Sanchez Ajax (Holland) 13th August 2017 £42,000,000 (cond.)
James Maddison Leicester City 28th June 2023 £40,000,000
Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 8th August 2019 £30,000,000 (cond.) incl Josh Onomah as part of deal
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United 31st August 2016 £30,000,000 (cond.)
Erik Lamela AS Roma (Italy) 30th August 2013 £30,000,000 (cond.)
Emerson Royal Barcelona (Spain) 31st August 2021 £27,500,000
Giovani Lo Celso Real Betis (Spain) 28th January 2020 £27,200,000
Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 29th January 2020 £27,000,000
Yves Bissouma Brighton & Hove Albion – August 2022 £26,820,000 (cond.)
Roberto Soldado Valencia (Spain) 2nd August 2013 £26,200,000 (cond.)
Lucas Moura Paris Saint Germain (France) 31 January 2018 £25,000,000
Heung-Min Son
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
28th August 2015
£22,000,000
Bryan Gil Sevilla (Spain) 26th July 2021 £21,600,000 + Erik Lamela
Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus (Italy) 31st January 2022 £21,500,000 (cond.)
Serge Aurier Paris Saint Germain (France) 11 August 2020 £20,000,000 (cond.)
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 31 August 2017 £23,000,000
David Bentley Blackburn Rovers 30 July 2008 £17,000,000 (cond.)
Paulinho Corinthians (Brazil) 6th July 2013 Just under £17,000,000 (cond.)
Luka Modric Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) May 2008 £16,500,000
Darren Bent Charlton Athletic June 2007 £16,500,000
Guglielmo Vicario Empoli (Italy) 27th June 2023 £16,400,000
Destiny Udogie Udinese (Italy) 16th August 2022 £16,200,000 (cond.)
Robbie Keane Liverpool February 2009 £16,000,000 (cond.)
Pape Matar Sarr Metz (France) 27th August 2021 £15,200,000 (cond.)
Mousa Dembele Fulham 30th August 2012 £15,000,000
Jermain Defoe Portsmouth January 2009 £15,000,000
Roman Pavlyuchenko Spartak Moscow (Russia) 30th August 2008 £14,000,000
Djed Spence
Middlesbrough
19th July 2022
£12,500,000
Alejo Veliz Rosario Central (Argentina) 8th August 2023 £12,000,000
Wilson Palacios Wigan Athletic January 2009 £12,000,000
Christian Eriksen Ajax (Holland) 30th August 2013 £11,500,000
Toby Alderweireld Atletico Madrid (Spain) 8th July 2015 £11,500,000 (cond.)
Fernando Llorente Swansea City 31st August 2017 £11,500,000 (cond.)
Hugo Lloris Olympique Lyonnais (France) 31st August 2012 £11,000,000 (cond.)
Sergei Rebrov Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) May 2000 £11,000,000
Dimitar Berbatov Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) July 2006 £10,900,000
Jack Clarke Leeds United 2nd July 2019 £10,000,000 (cond.)
Ben Davies Swansea City 23 July 2014 £10,000,000 (swap for Gylfi Sigurdsson)
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Marseille (France) 31st August 2016 £9,000,000
Vlad Chiriches Steaua Bucharesti (Romania) 30th August 2013 £9,000,000
Etienne Capoue Toulouse (France) 15th August 2013 £9,000,000
Peter Crouch Portsmouth July 2009 £9,000,000
Alan Hutton Glasgow Rangers January 2008 £9,000,000
Giovani Dos Santos Barcelona (Spain) June 2008 £8,600,000 (cond.)
Vedran Corluka Manchester City September 2008 £8,500,000
Sandro Internacional (Brazil) March 2010 £8,400,000
Didier Zokora St Etienne (France) June 2006 £8,200,000
Younes Kaboul Auxerre (France) July 2007 £8,200,000
Dean Richards Southampton September 2001 £8,100,000
Sebastien Bassong Newcastle United August 2009 £8,000,000
Jonathan Woodgate Middlesbrough January 2008 £8,000,000
Rafael van der Vaart Real Madrid (Spain) September 2010 £8,000,000
Gylfi Sigurdsson 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany) July 2012 £8,000,000
Nacer Chadli FC Twente Enschede (Holland) 25th July 2013 £7,000,000
Kyle Naughton Sheffield United July 2009 £7,000,000
Gareth Bale Southampton May 2007 £7,000,000
Jermaine Jenas Newcastle United August 2005 £7,000,000
Jermain Defoe West Ham United February 2004 £7,000,000
Robbie Keane Leeds United August 2002 £7,000,000
Les Ferdinand Newcastle United August 1997 £7,000,000
Helder Postiga FC Porto (Portugal) June 2003 £6,250,000 (cond.)
Federico Fazio Sevilla (Spain) 25th August 2014 £6,000,000
Clint Dempsey Fulham 31st August 2012 £6,000,000
Scott Parker West Ham United August 2011 £5,500,000
Pascal Chimbonda Wigan Athletic August 2006 £5,500,000
Kevin-Prince Boateng Hertha Berlin (Germany) July 2007 £5,400,000
Dele Alli MK Dons January 2015 £5,000,000
Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City 21 August 2012 £5,000,000
Ben Thatcher Wimbledon July 2000 £5,000,000
Benjamin Stambouli Montpelier (France) 1st September 2014 £4,700,000
Chris Armstrong Crystal Palace June 1995 £4,500,000
Kevin Wimmer FC Koln (Germany) 29th May 2015 £4,300,000
Ruel Fox Newcastle United October 1995 £4,200,000
Eric Dier Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) 2nd August 2014 £4,000,000
Andy Reid Nottingham Forest January 2005 £4,000,000* (part of dual £8m deal)
Michael Dawson Nottingham Forest January 2005 £4,000,000* (part of dual £8m deal)
Tim Sherwood Blackburn Rovers February 1999 £4,000,000
Chris Perry Wimbledon July 1999 £4,000,000
Christian Ziege Liverpool July 2001 £4,000,000
Ramon Vega Cagliari (Italy) January 1997 £3,750,000
Kieran Trippier Burnley 19th June 2015 £3,500,000
Steven Pienaar Everton January 2011 £3,500,000
Mido AS Roma (Italy) August 2006 £3,500,000 (cond.)
Frederic Kanoute West Ham United August 2003 £3,500,000
Oyvind Leonhardsen Liverpool August 1999 £3,500,000
Ricardo Rocha Benfica (Portugal) January 2007 £3,300,000
Kyle Walker Sheffield United July 2009 £3,000,000
Pascal Chimbonda Sunderland January 2009 £3,000,000
Chris Gunter Cardiff City January 2008 £3,000,000 (cond.)
Calum Davenport Coventry City 30th August 2004 £3,000,000 (cond.)
Sean Davis Fulham July 2004 £3,000,000
Michael Carrick West Ham United August 2004 £3,000,000
Gheorge Popescu PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 9th September 1994 £2,900,000
Steffen Iversen Rosenborg (Norway) December 1996 £2,700,000
Ilie Dumitrescu Steaua Bucharest (Romania) August 1994 £2,600,000
John Scales Liverpool December 1996 £2,600,000
Paolo Gazzaniga Southampton 23 August 2018 £2,500,000
Steed Malbranque Fulham August 2006 £2,500,000
David Ginola Newcastle United August 1997 £2,500,000
DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders (USA) 13th August 2014 £2,400,000
Moussa Saib Valencia (Spain) February 1998 £2,300,000
Teddy Sheringham Nottingham Forest August 1992 £2,100,000
Pedro Mendes FC Porto (Portugal) July 2004 £2,010,000
Souleymane Coulibaly AC Siena (Italy) July 2011 £2,000,000
Hossam Ghaly Feyenoord (Holland) January 2006 £2,000,000
Grzegorz Rasiak Derby County August 2005 £2,000,000
Darren Anderton Portsmouth July 1992 £2,000,000
Gordon Durie Chelsea August 1991 £2,000,000
Paul Gascoigne Newcastle United July 1988 £2,000,000
Jurgen Klinsmann Monaco (France) July 1994 £2,000,000
Dean Perrett Queens Park Rangers January 2007 £2,000,000 (cond.)
Da Silva Gilberto Hertha Berlin (Germany) January 2008 £1,900,000
Jason Dozzell Ipswich Town August 1993 £1,900,000
Mauricio Taricco Ipswich Town December 1998 £1,775,000
Paul Robinson Leeds United May 2004 £1,700,000
Noe Pamarot Nice (France) August 2004 £1,700,000
Paul Stewart Manchester City June 1988 £1,700,000
Allan Nielsen Brondby (Denmark) August 1996 £1,650,000
Jose Dominguez Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) August 1997 £1,600,000
Lewis Holtby Schalke 04 (Germany) January 2013 £1,500,000
Bongani Khumalo SuperSport United (South Africa) January 2011 £1,500,000
Aaron Lennon Leeds United July 2005 £1,500,000
Thimothee Atouba FC Basle (Switzerland) August 2004 £1,500,000
Bobby Zamora Brighton and Hove Albion July 2003 £1,500,000
Willem Korsten Vitesse Arnhem (Holland) July 1999 £1,500,000
Andy Sinton Sheffield Wednesday January 1996 £1,500,000
Goran Bunjevcevic Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) June 2001 £1,400,000
Lee Young-Pyo PSV Eindhoven (Holland) August 2005 £1,360,000
Colin Calderwood Swindon Town July 1993 £1,250,000
Gary Lineker Barcelona (Spain) June 1989 £1,200,000
Gustavo Poyet Chelsea June 2001 £1,000,000+
Danny Rose Leeds United July 2007 £1,000,000
Gary Doherty Luton Town April 2000 £1,000,000
Anthony Gardner Port Vale January 2000 £965,000
Ben Alnwick Sunderland 2nd January 2007 £900,000 (up to £1.3m cond.)
Kevin Scott Newcastle United February 1994 £850,000
Jonathan Blondel Mouscron Excelsior (Belgium) July 2002 £800,000
Steve Archibald Aberdeen May 1980 £800,000
Simon Davies Peterborough United January 2000 £750,000
Richard Gough Dundee United August 1986 £750,000
Neil Ruddock Southampton May 1992 £750,000
Steve Sedgley Coventry City July 1989 £750,000
Noureddine Naybet Deportivo La Coruna (Spain) August 2004 £700,000
Jason Cundy Chelsea June 1992 £700,000
Andy Gray Crystal Palace June 1992 £700,000
Clive Allen Queens Park Rangers August 1984 £700,000
Leigh Mills Swindon Town July 2004 £700,000 (cond.)
John Bostock Crystal Palace July 2008 £700,000 (cond.)
Garth Crooks Stoke City July 1980 £650,000
Steve Hodge Aston Villa December 1986 £650,000
Chris Waddle Newcastle United July 1980 £650,000
Rodrigo Defendi Cruzeiro (Brazil) August 2004 £600,000
Steffen Freund Borussia Dortmund (Germany) December 1998 £600,000
Nico Claesen Standard Liege (Belgium) October 1986 £600,000
Pat van den Hauwe Everton August 1989 £575,000
Terry Fenwick Queens Park Rangers December 1987 £550,000
Dean Austin Southend United June 1992 £525,000
Michael Brown Sheffield United January 2004 £500,000
Matthew Etherington Peterborough United January 2000 £500,000
Paul Walsh Liverpool February 1988 £500,000
Owen Price Charlton Athletic May 2000 £450,000
Alan Brazil Ipswich Town March 1983 £450,000
David Kerslake Leeds United September 1993 £450,000
Paul Allen West Ham United June 1985 £400,000
Nayim Barcelona (Spain) November 1988 £400,000
Peter Taylor Crystal Palace September 1976 £400,000
Erik Thorstvedt IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) December 1988 £400,000
Chris Fairclough Nottingham Forest June 1987 £385,000
John Chiedozie Notts. County August 1984 £375,000
Bobby Mimms Everton February 1988 £375,000
Ricardo Villa Racing Club (Argentina) June 1978 £375,000
Gary Stevens Brighton June 1983 £350,000
Osvaldo Ardiles Huracan (Argentina) June 1978 £325,000
Peter Beadle Gillingham June 1992 £300,000
Ray Clemence Liverpool August 1981 £300,000
Mitchell Thomas Luton Town July 1986 £275,000
Terry Yorath Coventry City August 1979 £275,000
Stephen Ferguson East Fife December 2000 £250,000
Johnny Metgod Nottingham Forest July 1987 £250,000
Paul Price Luton Town June 1981 £250,000
Ronnie Rosenthal Liverpool January 1994 £250,000
Danny Thomas Coventry City June 1983 £250,000
Kion Etete Notts. County 7th June 2019 £200,000
John Lacy Fulham July 1978 £200,000
Martin Peters West Ham United March 1970 £200,000
Ralph Coates Burnley May 1971 £190,000
Jurgen Klinsmann Sampdoria (Italy) December 1997 £175,000
Alfie Conn Glasgow Rangers July 1974 £150,000
John Duncan Dundee 19th October 1974 £150,000
Justin Edinburgh Southend United July 1990 £150,000
Gordon Smith Aston Villa August 1976 £150,000
Martin Chivers Southampton January 1968 £125,000
Gary Mabbutt Bristol Rovers August 1982 £120,000
Roger Morgan Queens Park Rangers February 1969 £110,000
Michael Malcolm Wycombe Wanderers May 2000 £100,000 (cond.)
Milija Aleksic Luton Town December 1978 £100,000
Jimmy Holmes Coventry City March 1977 £100,000
Gerard McMahon Glenavon
(Northern Ireland)
July 1992 £100,000
Jimmy Greaves AC Milan (Italy) December 1961 £99,999
Mike England Blackburn Rovers August 1966 £95,000
Don McAllister Bolton Wanderers February 1975 £80,000
Terry Venables Chelsea May 1966 £80,000
Ian Moores Stoke City August 1976 £75,000
Alan Gilzean Dundee December 1964 £72,500
Alan Mullery Fulham March 1964 £72,500
Jon Jonsson IFK Hasselholm (Sweden) 1999 £70,000 (plus Crouch & Thelwell on loan for a season each)
John Gorman Carlisle United November 1976 £60,000
Colin Lee Torquay United October 1977 £60,000
David Jenkins  Arsenal October 1968 £55,000
Micky Hazard Swindon Town November 1993 £50,000
John Hendry Dundee July 1990 £50,000
Mark Robson Exeter City July 1987 £50,000
Neil Ruddock Millwall March 1986 £50,000
Cyril Knowles Middlesbrough May 1964 £45,000
Laurie Brown Arsenal February 1964 £40,000
Cliff Jones Swansea Town February 1958 £35,000
Graham Roberts Weymouth May 1980 £35,000
Dave Mackay Heart of Midlothian March 1959 £32,000
Danny Blanchflower Aston Villa December 1954 £30,000
Tony Galvin Goole Town January 1978 £30,000
Maurice Norman Norwich City November 1955 £28,000
Pat Jennings Watford May 1963 £27,000
Alf Ramsey Southampton 15th May 1949 £21,000 (£4,500 plus Ernie Jones)
John White Falkirk 8th October 1959 £20,500
Les Allen Chelsea December 1959 £20,000 (Exchange for Johnny Brooks)
Dennis Bond Watford March 1967 £20,000
John Smith West Ham United March 1960 £20,000
Bobby Smith Chelsea 21st December 1955 £16,000
Jim Iley Sheffield United August 1957 £16,000
Billy Rees Cardiff City July 1949 £14,000
Alex Wright Barnsley September 1950 £12,000
Dave Dunmore York City February 1954 £10,500
Bert Sproston Leeds United June 1938 £9,500
John Ryden Accrington Stanley November 1955 £8,400
Ken Hancock Ipswich Town March 1969 £7,000
Andy Duncan Hull City March 1935 £6,000
Ted Harper Sheffield Wednesday March 1929 £5,500
David Leworthy Fareham Town August 1984 £5,000
Harry Clarke Lovell’s Athletic 4 March 1949 £4,250
Dick Rowley Southampton February 1930 £3,750
Billy Davies Notts. County February 1930 £3,400
Johnny Brooks Reading February 1953 £3,000
Willie Hall Notts County December 1932 £3,000
Allan Hall Bradford City June 1933 £3,000
Frank Osborne Fulham January 1924 £3,000
Jimmy Brain Arsenal 10 September 1931 £2,500
Les Dicker Chelmsford City June 1951 £2,000
Fanny Walden Northampton Town April 1913 £1,700
Charlie Brittain Northampton Town 19 October 1911 £1,100 (incl. Walter Tull)
Jack Elkes Southampton May 1923 £1,000
Tom Roberts Preston North End May 1919 £1,000
Aled Owen Bangor City September 1953 £1,000
Sammy Brooks Wolverhampton Wanderers July 1922 £500
Bert Elkin Stockport December 1909 £500
Jack Curtis Gainsborough Trinity April 1909 £375
Walter Bull Notts. County May 1904 £300
Alec Lindsay Raith Rovers August 1919 £250
Bert Smith Huddersfield Town Summer 1919 £150
Archie Turner Derby County January 1904 £100
Dennis Uphill Peasedown Miners Welfare September 1949 £100
Ivor Brown Ripley Town November 1909 £80
Harry Lowe Brighton & Hove Albion April 1914 £75
Herbert Chapman Northampton Town March 1905 £75
John Tate West Stanley February 1913 £50
Solomon Upton Kettering Town December 1911 £50
Bert Bliss Willenhall Pickwick April 1912 £50
Max Seeburg Chelsea August 1908 £30
Art Rule Millwall Athletic March 1899 £10
Manor Solomon Shakthar Donetsk (Ukraine) 11 July 2023 Free
Michel Vorm Swansea City 23 July 2014 Free (??)
Cristian Ceballos Barcelona July 2011 Free
Brad Friedel Aston Villa July 2011 Free
William Gallas Arsenal August 2010 Free
Edgar Davids Internazionale (Italy) August 2005 Free
Spase Divelski PSV Eindhoven (Holland) August 2004 Free
Diego Bortolozzo Unattached July 2002 Free
Rohan Ricketts Arsenal July 2002 Free
Jamie Redknapp Liverpool April 2002 Free
Milenko Acimovic Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) April 2002 Free
Teddy Sheringham Manchester United May 2001 Free
Neil Sullivan Wimbledon July 2000 Free
Roger Nilsen Sheffield United March 1999 Free
Paolo Tramezzani Piacenza (Italy) June 1998 Free
Nicola Berti Inter Milan (Italy) January 1997 Free
Frode Grodas Chelsea 1998 Free
Clive Wilson Queens Park Rangers June 1995 Free
Pat Jennings Arsenal 1985 Free
Ivan Perisic Internazionale (Italy) 1st July 2022 Free
Fraser Forster Southampton 1st July 2022 Free
Gedson Fernandes Benfica (Portugal) 15th January 2020 Loan
Pierluigi Gollini Atalanta (Italy) 24th July 2021 Loan
Cristian Romero Atalanta (Italy) September 2021 Loan
Dejan Kulusevski Juventus (Italy) 31st January 2022 Loan
Clement Lenglet Barcelona (Spain) 8th July 2022 Loan
Josh Keeley
St. Patricks (Republic of Ireland)
1st July 2022
Undisclosed
Tyrell Ashcroft
Reading
1st July 2022
Undisclosed
Wayne Routledge Crystal Palace July 2005 Undisclosed
David McEwen Dulwich Hamlet February 2000 Undisclosed
Gudni Bergsson Valur (Iceland) December 1988 Undisclosed
Gerry Armstrong Bangor (Northern Ireland) November 1975 Undisclosed

 

 

ALPHABETICALLY BY PLAYER’S NAME

PLAYER FROM DATE FEE
Milenko Acimovic Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) April 2002 Free
Emmanuel Adebayor Manchester City 21 August 2012 £5,000,000
Toby Alderweireld Atletico Madrid (Spain) 8th July 2015 £11,500,000 (cond.)
Milija Aleksic Luton Town December 1978 £100,000
Clive Allen Queens Park Rangers August 1984 £700,000
Les Allen Chelsea December 1959 £20,000 (Exchange for Johnny Brooks)
Paul Allen West Ham United June 1985 £400,000
Dele Alli MK Dons January 2015 £5,000,000
Ben Alnwick Sunderland 2nd January 2007 £900,000 (up to £1.3m cond.)
Darren Anderton Portsmouth July 1992 £2,000,000
Steve Archibald Aberdeen May 1980 £800,000
Osvaldo Ardiles Huracan (Argentina) June 1978 £325,000
Chris Armstrong Crystal Palace June 1995 £4,500,000
Gerry Armstrong Bangor (Northern Ireland) November 1975 Undisclosed
Tyrell Ashcroft
Reading
1st July 2022
Undisclosed
Thimothee Atouba FC Basle (Switzerland) August 2004 £1,500,000
Serge Aurier Paris Saint Germain (France) 11 August 2020 £20,000,000 (cond.)
Dean Austin Southend United June 1992 £525,000
Gareth Bale Southampton May 2007 £7,000,000
Sebastien Bassong Newcastle United August 2009 £8,000,000
Peter Beadle Gillingham June 1992 £300,000
Darren Bent Charlton Athletic June 2007 £16,500,000
Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus (Italy) 31st January 2022 Undisclosed
David Bentley Blackburn Rovers 30th July 2008 £17,000,000 (cond.)
Dimitar Berbatov Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) July 2006 £10,900,000
Gudni Bergsson Valur (Iceland) December 1988 Undisclosed
Steven Bergwijn PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 29th January 2020 £27,000,000
Nicola Berti Inter Milan (Italy) January 1997 Free
Yves Bissouma Brighton & Hove Albion 17th June 2022 £25,000,000 (cond.)
Danny Blanchflower Aston Villa December 1954 £30,000
Bert Bliss Willenhall Pickwick April 1912 £50
Jonathan Blondel Mouscron Excelsior (Belgium) July 2002 £800,000
Kevin-Prince Boateng Hertha Berlin (Germany) July 2007 £5,400,000
Dennis Bond Watford March 1967 £20,000
Diego Bortolozzo Unattached July 2002 Free
John Bostock Crystal Palace July 2008 £700,000 (cond.)
Alan Brazil Ipswich Town March 1983 £450,000
Jimmy Brain Arsenal 10th September 1931 £2,500
Charlie Brittain Northampton Town 19th October 1911 £1,100 (incl. Walter Tull)
Johnny Brooks Reading February 1953 £3,000
Sammy Brooks Wolverhampton Wanderers July 1922 £500
Ivor Brown Ripley Town November 1909 £80
Laurie Brown Arsenal February 1964 £40,000
Michael Brown Sheffield United January 2004 £500,000
Walter Bull Notts. County May 1904 £300
Goran Bunjevcevic Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) June 2001 £1,400,000
Colin Calderwood Swindon Town July 1993 £1,250,000
Etienne Capoue Toulouse (France) 15th August 2013 £9,000,000
Michael Carrick West Ham United August 2004 £3,000,000
Cristian Ceballos Barcelona July 2011 Free
Nacer Chadli FC Twente Enschede (Holland) 25th July 2013 £7,000,000
Herbert Chapman Northampton Town March 1905 £75
John Chiedozie Notts. County August 1984 £375,000
Pascal Chimbonda Wigan Athletic August 2006 £5,500,000
Pascal Chimbonda Sunderland January 2009 £3,000,000
Vlad Chiriches Steaua Bucharesti (Romania) 30th August 2013 £9,000,000
Martin Chivers Southampton January 1968 £125,000
Nico Claesen Standard Liege (Belgium) October 1986 £600,000
Harry Clarke Lovell’s Athletic 4th March 1949 £4,250
Jack Clarke Leeds United 2nd July 2019 £10,000,000 (cond.)
Ray Clemence Liverpool August 1981 £300,000
Ralph Coates Burnley May 1971 £190,000
Alfie Conn Glasgow Rangers July 1974 £150,000
Vedran Corluka Manchester City September 2008 £8,500,000
Souleymane Coulibaly AC Siena (Italy) July 2011 £2,000,000
Garth Crooks Stoke City July 1980 £650,000
Peter Crouch Portsmouth July 2009 £9,000,000
Jason Cundy Chelsea June 1992 £700,000
Jack Curtis Gainsborough Trinity April 1909 £375
Calum Davenport Coventry City 30th August 2004 £3,000,000 (cond.)
Edgar Davids Internazionale (Italy) August 2005 Free
Ben Davies Swansea City 23rd July 2014 £10,000,000 (swap for Gylfi Sigurdsson)
Billy Davies Notts. County February 1930 £3,400
Simon Davies Peterborough United January 2000 £750,000
Sean Davis Fulham July 2004 £3,000,000
Michael Dawson Nottingham Forest January 2005 £4,000,000* (part of dual £8m deal)
Rodrigo Defendi Cruzeiro (Brazil) August 2004 £600,000
Jermain Defoe West Ham United February 2004 £7,000,000
Jermain Defoe Portsmouth January 2009 £15,000,000
Mousa Dembele Fulham 30th August 2012 £15,000,000
Clint Dempsey Fulham 31st August 2012 £6,000,000
Les Dicker Chelmsford City June 1951 £2,000
Eric Dier Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) 2nd August 2014 £4,000,000
Spase Divelski PSV Eindhoven (Holland) August 2004 Free
Gary Doherty Luton Town April 2000 £1,000,000
Jose Dominguez Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) August 1997 £1,600,000
Giovani Dos Santos Barcelona (Spain) June 2008 £8,600,000 (cond.)
Jason Dozzell Ipswich Town August 1993 £1,900,000
Ilie Dumitrescu Steaua Bucharest (Romania) August 1994 £2,600,000
Andy Duncan Hull City March 1935 £6,000
John Duncan Dundee October 1974 £150,000
Dave Dunmore York City February 1954 £10,500
Gordon Durie Chelsea August 1991 £2,000,000
Justin Edinburgh Southend United July 1990 £150,000
Jack Elkes Southampton May 1923 £1,000
Bert Elkin Stockport December 1909 £500
Mike England Blackburn Rovers August 1966 £95,000
Kion Etete Notts. County 7th June 2019 £200,000
Matthew Etherington Peterborough United January 2000 £500,000
Christian Eriksen Ajax (Holland) 30th August 2013 £11,500,000
Chris Fairclough Nottingham Forest June 1987 £385,000
Federico Fazio Sevilla (Spain) 25th August 2014 £6,000,000
Terry Fenwick Queens Park Rangers December 1987 £550,000
Les Ferdinand Newcastle United August 1997 £7,000,000
Stephen Ferguson East Fife December 2000 £250,000
Gedson Fernandes Benfica (Portugal) 15th January 2020 Loan
Fraser Forster Southampton 1st July 2022 Free
Ruel Fox Newcastle United October 1995 £4,200,000
Steffen Freund Borussia Dortmund (Germany) December 1998 £600,000
Brad Friedel Aston Villa July 2011 Free
William Gallas Arsenal August 2010 Free
Tony Galvin Goole Town January 1978 £30,000
Anthony Gardner Port Vale January 2000 £965,000
Paul Gascoigne Newcastle United July 1988 £2,000,000
Paolo Gazzaniga Southampton 23 August 2018 £2,500,000
Hossam Ghaly Feyenoord (Holland) January 2006 £2,000,000
Da Silva Gilberto Hertha Berlin (Germany) January 2008 £1,900,000
David Ginola Newcastle United August 1997 £2,500,000
Alan Gilzean Dundee December 1964 £72,500
John Gorman Carlisle United November 1976 £60,000
Richard Gough Dundee United August 1986 £750,000
Andy Gray Crystal Palace June 1992 £700,000
Jimmy Greaves AC Milan (Italy) December 1961 £99,999
Frode Grodas Chelsea 1998 Free
Chris Gunter Cardiff City January 2008 £3,000,000 (cond.)
Allan Hall Bradford City June 1933 £3,000
Willie Hall Notts County December 1932 £3,000
Ken Hancock Ipswich Town March 1969 £7,000
Ted Harper Sheffield Wednesday March 1929 £5,500
Micky Hazard Swindon Town November 1993 £50,000
John Hendry Dundee July 1990 £50,000
Steve Hodge Aston Villa December 1986 £650,000
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 31 August 2017 £23,000,000
Jimmy Holmes Coventry City March 1977 £100,000
Lewis Holtby Schalke 04 (Germany) January 2013 £1,500,000
Alan Hutton Glasgow Rangers January 2008 £9,000,000
Jim Iley Sheffield United August 1957 £16,000
Steffen Iversen Rosenborg (Norway) December 1996 £2,700,000
David Jenkins  Arsenal October 1968 £55,000
Pat Jennings Watford May 1963 £27,000
Pat Jennings Arsenal August 1985 Free
Jermaine Jenas Newcastle United August 2005 £7,000,000
Brennan Johnson Nottingham Forest 1st September 2023 £45,000,000 (cond.)
Cliff Jones Swansea Town February 1958 £35,000
Jon Jonsson IFK Hasselholm (Sweden) 1999 £70,000 (plus Crouch & Thelwell on loan for a season each)
Younes Kaboul Auxerre (France) July 2007 £8,200,000
Frederic Kanoute West Ham United August 2003 £3,500,000
Robbie Keane Leeds United August 2002 £7,000,000
Robbie Keane Liverpool February 2009 £16,000,000 (cond.)
Josh Keeley
St. Patricks (Republic of Ireland)
1st July 2022
Undisclosed
David Kerslake Leeds United September 1993 £450,000
Bongani Khumalo SuperSport United (South Africa) January 2011 £1,500,000
Jurgen Klinsmann Monaco (France) July 1994 £2,000,000
Jurgen Klinsmann Sampdoria (Italy) December 1997 £175,000
Cyril Knowles Middlesbrough May 1964 £45,000
Willem Korsten Vitesse Arnhem (Holland) July 1999 £1,500,000
Dejan Kulusevski Juventus (Italy) January 2022 Loan
John Lacy Fulham July 1978 £200,000
Erik Lamela AS Roma (Italy) 30th August 2013 £30,000,000 (cond.)
Colin Lee Torquay United October 1977 £60,000
Clement Lenglet Barcelona (Spain) 8th July 2022 Loan
Aaron Lennon Leeds United July 2005 £1,500,000
Oyvind Leonhardsen Liverpool August 1999 £3,500,000
David Leworthy Fareham Town August 1984 £5,000
Alec Lindsay Raith Rovers August 1919 £250
Gary Lineker Barcelona (Spain) June 1989 £1,200,000
Fernando Llorente Swansea City 31st August 2017 £11,500,000 (cond.)
Hugo Lloris Olympique Lyonnais (France) 31st August 2012 £11,000,000 (cond.)
Giovani Lo Celso Real Betis (Spain) 28th January 2020 £27,200,000
Harry Lowe Brighton & Hove Albion April 1914 £75
Gary Mabbutt Bristol Rovers August 1982 £120,000
Dave Mackay Heart of Midlothian March 1959 £32,000
James Maddison Leicester City 28th June 2023 £40,000,000
Steed Malbranque Fulham August 2006 £2,500,000
Michael Malcolm Wycombe Wanderers May 2000 £100,000 (cond.)
Don McAllister Bolton Wanderers February 1975 £80,000
David McEwen Dulwich Hamlet February 2000 Undisclosed
Gerard McMahon Glenavon
(Northern Ireland)
July 1992 £100,000
Pedro Mendes FC Porto (Portugal) July 2004 £2,010,000
Johnny Metgod Nottingham Forest July 1987 £250,000
Mido AS Roma (Italy) August 2006 £3,500,000 (cond.)
Leigh Mills Swindon Town July 2004 £700,000 (cond.)
Bobby Mimms Everton February 1988 £375,000
Luka Modric Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) May 2008 £16,500,000
Ian Moores Stoke City August 1976 £75,000
Roger Morgan Queens Park Rangers February 1969 £110,000
Lucas Moura Paris Saint Germain (France) 31 January 2018 £25,000,000
Alan Mullery Fulham March 1964 £72,500
Tanguy Ndombele Olympique Lyonnais (France) 2nd July 2019 £62,800,000 (cond.)
Kyle Naughton Sheffield United July 2009 £7,000,000
Noureddine Naybet Deportivo La Coruna (Spain) August 2004 £700,000
Nayim Barcelona (Spain) November 1988 £400,000
Allan Nielsen Brondby (Denmark) August 1996 £1,650,000
Roger Nilsen Sheffield United March 1999 Free
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Marseille (France) 31st August 2016 £9,000,000
Maurice Norman Norwich City November 1955 £28,000
Frank Osborne Fulham January 1924 £3,000
Aled Owen Bangor City September 1953 £1,000
Wilson Palacios Wigan Athletic January 2009 £12,000,000
Noe Pamarot Nice (France) August 2004 £1,700,000
Scott Parker West Ham United August 2011 £5,500,000
Paulinho Corinthians (Brazil) 6th July 2013 Just under £17,000,000 (cond.)
Roman Pavlyuchenko Spartak Moscow (Russia) 30th August 2008 £14,000,000
Ivan Perisic Internazionale (Italy) 1st July 2022 Free
Dean Perrett Queens Park Rangers January 2007 £2,000,000 (cond.)
Chris Perry Wimbledon July 1999 £4,000,000
Martin Peters West Ham United March 1970 £200,000
Steven Pienaar Everton January 2011 £3,500,000
Gheorge Popescu PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 9th September 1994 £2,900,000
Helder Postiga FC Porto (Portugal) June 2003 £6,250,000 (cond.)
Gustavo Poyet Chelsea June 2001 £1,000,000+
Owen Price Charlton Athletic May 2000 £450,000
Paul Price Luton Town June 1981 £250,000
Alf Ramsey Southampton 15th May 1949 £21,000 (£4,500 plus Ernie Jones)
Grzegorz Rasiak Derby County August 2005 £2,000,000
Sergei Rebrov Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) May 2000 £11,000,000
Jamie Redknapp Liverpool April 2002 Free
Billy Rees Cardiff City July 1949 £14,000
Andy Reid Nottingham Forest January 2005 £4,000,000* (part of dual £8m deal)
Dean Richards Southampton September 2001 £8,100,000
Richarlison
Everton
1st July 2022
£60,000,000 (cond.)
Rohan Ricketts Arsenal July 2002 Free
Graham Roberts Weymouth May 1980 £35,000
Tom Roberts Preston North End May 1919 £1,000
Paul Robinson Leeds United May 2004 £1,700,000
Mark Robson Exeter City July 1987 £50,000
Ricardo Rocha Benfica (Portugal) January 2007 £3,300,000
Cristian Romero Atalanta (Italy) 1st September 2021 Loan
Cristian Romero Atalanta (Italy) 30th August 2022 £42,500,000 (cond.)
Danny Rose Leeds United July 2007 £1,000,000
Ronnie Rosenthal Liverpool January 1994 £250,000
Wayne Routledge Crystal Palace July 2005 Undisclosed
Dick Rowley Southampton February 1930 £3,750
Neil Ruddock Millwall March 1986 £50,000
Neil Ruddock Southampton May 1992 £750,000
Art Rule Millwall Athletic March 1899 £10
John Ryden Accrington Stanley November 1955 £8,400
Moussa Saib Valencia (Spain) February 1998 £2,300,000
Davinson Sanchez Ajax (Holland) 13th August 2017 £42,000,000 (cond.)
Sandro Internacional (Brazil) March 2010 £8,400,000
John Scales Liverpool December 1996 £2,600,000
Kevin Scott Newcastle United February 1994 £850,000
Steve Sedgley Coventry City July 1989 £750,000
Max Seeburg Chelsea August 1908 £30
Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 8th August 2019 £30,000,000 (cond.) incl Josh Onomah as part of deal
Teddy Sheringham Nottingham Forest August 1992 £2,100,000
Teddy Sheringham Manchester United May 2001 Free
Tim Sherwood Blackburn Rovers February 1999 £4,000,000
Gylfi Sigurdsson 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany) July 2012 £8,000,000
Andy Sinton Sheffield Wednesday January 1996 £1,500,000
Moussa Sissoko Newcastle United 31st August 2016 £30,000,000 (cond.)
Bert Smith Huddersfield Town Summer 1919 £150
Bobby Smith Chelsea 21st December 1955 £16,000
Gordon Smith Aston Villa August 1976 £150,000
John Smith West Ham United March 1960 £20,000
Roberto Soldado Valencia (Spain) 2nd August 2013 £26,200,000 (cond.)
Manor Solomon Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 11th July 2023 Free
Heung-Min Son Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 28th August 2015 £22,000,000
Djed Spence
Middlesbrough
19th July 2022
£12,500,000
Bert Sproston Leeds United June 1938 £9,500
Benjamin Stambouli Montpelier (France) 1st September 2014 £4,700,000
Gary Stevens Brighton June 1983 £350,000
Paul Stewart Manchester City June 1988 £1,700,000
Neil Sullivan Wimbledon July 2000 Free
Mauricio Taricco Ipswich Town December 1998 £1,775,000
John Tate West Stanley February 1913 £50
Peter Taylor Crystal Palace September 1976 £400,000
Ben Thatcher Wimbledon July 2000 £5,000,000
Danny Thomas Coventry City June 1983 £250,000
Mitchell Thomas Luton Town July 1986 £275,000
Erik Thorstvedt IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) December 1988 £400,000
Paolo Tramezzani Piacenza (Italy) June 1998 Free
Kieran Trippier Burnley 19th June 2015 £3,500,000
Archie Turner Derby County January 1904 £100
Destiny Udogie Udinese (Italy) 16th August 2022 £16,200,000 (cond.)
Dennis Uphill Peasedown Miners Welfare September 1949 £100
Solomon Upton Kettering Town December 1911 £50
Micky van de Ven Wolfsburg (Germany) 8th August 2023 £43,100,000
Pat van den Hauwe Everton August 1989 £575,000
Rafael van der Vaart Real Madrid (Spain) September 2010 £8,000,000
Ramon Vega Cagliari (Italy) January 1997 £3,750,000
Alejo Veliz Rosario Central (Argentina) 8th August 2023 £12,000,000
Terry Venables Chelsea May 1966 £80,000
Guglielmo Vicario Empoli (Italy) 27th June 2023 £16,400,000
Ricardo Villa Racing Club (Argentina) June 1978 £375,000
Michel Vorm Swansea City 23rd July 2014 Free (??)
Chris Waddle Newcastle United July 1980 £650,000
Fanny Walden Northampton Town April 1913 £1,700
Kyle Walker Sheffield United July 2009 £3,000,000
Paul Walsh Liverpool February 1988 £500,000
John White Falkirk October 1959 £20,000
Clive Wilson Queens Park Rangers June 1995 Free
Kevin Wimmer FC Koln (Germany) 29th May 2015 £4,300,000
Jonathan Woodgate Middlesbrough January 2008 £8,000,000
Alex Wright Barnsley September 1950 £12,000
DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders (USA) 13th August 2014 £2,400,000
Terry Yorath Coventry City August 1979 £275,000
Lee Young-Pyo PSV Eindhoven (Holland) August 2005 £1,360,000
Bobby Zamora Brighton and Hove Albion July 2003 £1,500,000
Christian Ziege Liverpool July 2001 £4,000,000
Didier Zokora St Etienne (France) June 2006 £8,200,000