ALAN SHEARER has been revealed as the Premier League’s most expensive transfer at a whopping £222million… after inflation.
The English striker, 51, joined boyhood side Newcastle in 1996 from Blackburn for a then world record £15m.
And the figure would be another world record fee in today’s market – eclipsing the £198m Paris Saint-Germain forked out in 2017 to sign Neymar from Barcelona.
In figures obtained by The Athletic, the news outlet has worked out modern day transfer fees for huge deals of bygone eras.
Manchester United incredibly boast five of the highest transfers in Premier League history taking into account inflation.
One United legend even appears twice on the list with his moves seeing him become the world’s most expensive defender on two occasions.
Here SunSport runs you down the most expensive players.
Magpies icon Shearer is in first place with his move said to be worth £222m in the current market.
Following the ex-Southampton striker is Red Devils flop Juan Sebastian Veron, who cost the club £28.1m in 2001 when they prised him away from Lazio.
That transfer today would be worth an incredible £155.4m.
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It wasn’t money well spent for United as the Argentine midfielder was offloaded to Chelsea after just two years at Old Trafford.
Stan Collymore sits in third place after his 1995 £8.5m switch to Liverpool from Nottingham Forest, which works out at £132.9m today.
Rio Ferdinand then follows after United broke the British transfer record in 2002 to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams from Leeds for £30m (£132.5m).
Completing the top five is Paul Pogba, who remains United’s record signing at £89.3m after they secured his services in 2016 from Juventus.
In the six years since he joined, the value of that deal has shot up to £126m.
Ferdinand then appears for the second time in at No6 after Leeds forked out £18m to West Ham in 2000, worth £124.9m today.
His ex-England and United team-mate Wayne Rooney is seventh following his £30m move from Everton in 2004.
The transfer, which equates to £118.6m, came just a few years after Rooney had told Sir Alex Ferguson to “f*** off” when he first approached to sign him when he was 14.
Another deal involving United is next up after the club signed Dwight Yorke from Aston Villa in 1998 for £12.6m (£118.2m).
Dennis Bergkamp’s £7.5m switch from Inter Milan to Arsenal in 1995 is worth £117.3m today, with Fernando Torres’ £50m move in 2011 from Liverpool to Chelsea estimated at £112.3m in the current market.