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Transfer Records

History

Record Transfer Fee Paid 
£18,300,000 to Porto for Giannelli Imbula 
February 2017

Record Transfer Fee Received
£20,000,000 (rising to a possible £25,000,000) from West Ham United for Marko Arnautovic 
July 2017 

TRANSFER RECORD HISTORY

Record Transfer Fees Paid 
£100,000 to Birmingham City for Jimmy Greenhoff 
August 1969

£240,000 to Chelsea for Alan Hudson (British transfer record) 
January 1974

£325,000 to Leicester City for Peter Shilton (world record for a goalkeeper) 
November 1974

£350,000 to Manchester United for Sammy McIlroy 
February 1982

£450,000 to Sheffield Wednesday for Ian Cranson 
July 1989

£600,000 to Orgryte for Brynjar Gunnarsson 
December 1999

Undisclosed to Standard Leige for Sambegou Bangoura 
August 2005

£1,000,000 to Manchester United for Ryan Shawcross 
January 2008

£1,200,000 to Crystal Palace for Leon Cort 
January 2008

£5,500,000 to Reading for Dave Kitson 
July 2008

£5,000,000 to Middlesbrough for Robert Hugh 
(fee could rise to £6,000,000) 
August 2009

£8,000,000 to Sunderland for Kenwyne Jones 
August 2010

£10,000,000 to Tottenham Hotspur for Peter Crouch 
(fee could rise to £12,000,000) 
August 2011

£12,000,000 to Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri 
August 2015

£18,300,000 to Porto for Giannelli Imbula 
February 2016 

Record Transfer Fees Received
£70,000 from Sheffield Wednesday for John Ritchie 
November 1966

£70,000 from Sunderland for Calvin Palmer 
February 1968

£125,000 from Everton for Mike Bernard 
May 1972

£225,000 from Arsenal for Alan Hudson 
December 1975

£250,000 from Nottingham Forest for Peter Shilton 
September 1977

£600,000 from Tottenham Hotspur for Garth Crooks 
July 1980

£700,000 from Everton for Adrian Heath 
July 1982

£750,000 from Everton for Peter Beagrie 
October 1989

£1,500,000 from Chelsea for Mark Stein 
November 1993

£2,750,000 from QPR for Mike Sheron 
July 1997

£2,500,000 from Sunderland for Danny Higginbotham 
(fee could rise to £3,000,000) 
August 2007

£3,000,000 from Hull City for Seyi Olofinjana 
August 2009

£4,500,000 from Wolfsburg for Tuncay 
January 2011

£7,000,000 from Sevilla for Steven Nzonzi 
July 2015

Undisclosed from Chelsea for Asmir Begovic 
July 2015

£20,000,000 (rising to a possible £25,000,000) from West Ham United for Marko Arnautovic 
July 2017

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