We say ‘surprising’ because… well, just look at it. The Premier League is awash with cash and its clubs will happily cough up for attacking firepower, but the fact that a trio of £7m deals make the cut here is telling.
Until last summer, clubs had been rather less willing to lay out their hard-earned for net-minders. And then Chelsea and Liverpool both went bonkers – admittedly, with particularly positive results in the latter’s case.
Aston Villa’s £8m signing of 33-year-old Burnley keeper Heaton is the joint-16th highest goalkeeper transfer of all time in Premier League history (ignoring inflation, admittedly).
So how many of the deals below can you name? We’re only giving you the fees and clubs players signed for, so you’ll have to try to think back through the seasons yourselves. Six minutes are on the clock.
When you’ve finished, tell us your scores @FourFourTwo and we’ll retweet those who don’t give away any answers. Good luck!
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Joe is the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities.
By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.
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