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The 15 Most Expensive Premier League Signings Ever Adjusted For Inflation – SPORTbible
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The 15 Most Expensive Premier League Signings Ever Adjusted For Inflation – SPORTbible 


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

Totally Moneyhave 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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Image: PA
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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)

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

(H/TTransfer Markt)

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