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The 15 Most Expensive Premier League Signings Ever Adjusted For Inflation

The 15 Most Expensive Premier League Signings Ever Adjusted For Inflation

Rio Ferdinand would have cost Manchester United a whopping £158.7 million in today's money, according to a new study.

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Totally Money have crunched the all-important numbers to determine the most expensive Premier League signings ever adjusted for inflation.

And the English defender ranks No.1 by a £14 million margin ahead of Fernando Torres who would have cost Chelsea a massive £145 million.

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Alan Shearer (£138 million), Andriy Shevchenko (£136.6 million) and Michael Essien (£132.6 million) are placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

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The likes of Andy Carroll, Kevin De Bruyne and Angel Di Maria also earned a spot among the top 15.

Check out the full list below:

15. Andy Carroll

Transfer: Newcastle United to Liverpool (£36 million)

Today's money: £102 million

14. Shaun Wright-Phillips

Transfer: Manchester City to Chelsea (£28 million)

Today's money: £110 million

13. Stan Collymore

Transfer: Nottingham Forest to Liverpool (£11.7 million)

Today's money: £111.1 million

12. Kevin De Bruyne

Transfer: Wolfsburg to Manchester City (£68.4 million)

Today's money: £111.3 million

11. Roy Keane

Transfer: Nottingham Forest to Manchester United (£7.6 million)

Today's money: £118.4 million

10. Wayne Rooney

Transfer: Everton to Manchester United (£33 million)

Today's money: £119.5 million

9. Angel Di Maria

Transfer: Real Madrid to Manchester United (£67.5 million)

Today's money: £121.4 million

8. Andy Cole

Transfer: Newcastle United to Manchester United (£8.6 million)

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Today's money: £122.8 million

7. Didier Drogba

Marseille to Chelsea (£34.7 million)

Today's money: £124.3 million

6. Paul Pogba

Transfer: Juventus to Manchester United (£89.3 million)

Today's money: £129.8 million

5. Michael Essien

Transfer: Lyon to Chelsea (£24.4 million)

Today's money: £132.6 million

4. Andriy Shevchenko

Transfer: Chelsea to AC Milan (£30.8 million)

Today's money: £136.6 million

3. Alan Shearer

Transfer: Blackburn Rovers to Newcastle United (£18.9 million)

Today's money: £138 million

2. Fernando Torres

Transfer: Liverpool to Chelsea (£50 million)

Today's money: £145 million

1. Rio Ferdinand

Transfer: Leeds United to Manchester United (£41.4 million)

Today's money: £158.7 million

Topics: Football News, Football

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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