Middlesbrough are no strangers to splashing the cash.
While other clubs have received hefty investment from other countries around the world the Teessiders are one of the few clubs who remain owned by a local businessman in the shape of Steve Gibson.
That’s why he’s regarded as one of best, most loyal chairmen in the English game.
Gibson has made some extraordinary signings during the last 30 years with plenty of them costing a substantial sum, but in addition to the top arrivals there have been some players who really struggled to live up to the price tag.
Of course with the club now plying their trade outside of the Premier League it makes things a little bit tougher to spend big sums on players, but what we do know is that Gibson will always back the club if the right deal comes along.
But who are the club’s record signings, and where are they now? We take a look at the most expensive players ever to join the Teessiders.