The top 10 highest post-inflation Premier League transfers have been revealed, with Man Utd dominating the list and Alan Shearer at the top

ALAN SHEARER has been revealed as the Premier League’s most expensive transfer at a whopping £222m (after inflation).

the English striker51, joined Newcastle from Blackburn in 1996 for a then-world-record £15m.

Alan Shearer is the Premier League's most expensive player when inflation is factored in
Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s most expensive player when inflation is factored in

And the number would be another world record fee in today’s market – and would eclipse it Paris Saint-Germain spent £198m to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017.

Received in numbers from the athletethe news agency has worked out modern transfer fees for huge deals of bygone eras.

Manchester United incredibly proud of five of the biggest transfers in Premier League history when inflation is factored in.

One United legend even makes the list twice, twice becoming the most expensive defender in the world for his moves.

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Here SunSport overtakes you with the most expensive players.

Magpies icon Shearer tops the current market with his move and is said to be worth £222million.

The ex-Southampton striker is succeeded by Juan Sebastian Veron, the Red Devils’ flop that cost the club £28.1million when they traded him from Lazio in 2001.

That transfer would be worth a staggering £155.4million today.


It wasn’t money well spent for United as the Argentina midfielder was transferred to Chelsea after just two years at Old Trafford.

Stan Collymore is in third place after transferring £8.5m from Nottingham Forest to Liverpool in 1995, the equivalent of £132.9m today.

Rio Ferdinand then follows after United broke the UK transfer record to take him from Leeds to the Theater of Dreams for £30m (£132.5m) in 2002.

The top 5 to complete is Paul Pogbawho remains United’s record signing at £89.3m after they secured his services from Juventus in 2016.

In the six years since he joined, that deal has grown in value to £126million.

Ferdinand then appears at number 6 for the second time after Leeds paid £18m to West Ham in 2000, which is worth £124.9m today.

His ex-England and United team-mate Wayne Rooney is seventh after his £30m move from Everton in 2004.

The transfer, valued at £118.6million, came just a few years after Rooney Sir Alex Ferguson was told to fuck off when he first approached to sign him when he was 14.

Another deal with United is next after the club signed Dwight Yorke from Aston Villa in 1998 for £12.6m (£118.2m).

Dennis Bergkamp’s £7.5m move to Arsenal from Inter Milan in 1995 is worth £117.3m today, while Fernando Torres’ £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 is worth £112, Estimated at £3million. The top 10 highest post-inflation Premier League transfers have been revealed, with Man Utd dominating the list and Alan Shearer at the top


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