1. Mesut Ozil – £42.4 million
He started the list, and now he is ending the list. Mesut Ozil.
Arsenal‘s record breaking transfer fee and still one of the most shocking transfers to ever happen.
It came in a time where Arsene Wenger just refused to spend money, but back in 2013, the Frenchman stunned the footballing universe by paying Real Madrid £42.4million for Ozil.
A mega-profit was made by Madrid, but a mega-signing was made by Arsenal, even if people do think the German has flopped in the Premier League.
Ozil’s style fits in perfectly at the Emirates Stadium and it was a signal of intent made by The Gunners, who have since gone on to win two trophies with the German at the club.