Portsmouth may be in League One right now, but there was once a time where the south coast club were an established Premier League outfit.
Pompey were promoted to the top flight under the guidance of Harry Redknapp in 2003, and his managerial acumen saw the club become a solid outfit for a number of years.
Unfortunately though it all ended up falling apart thanks to some questionable changes in ownership, lots of managerial changes and a heck of a lot of money wasted on players.
There’s no doubt that some of the money spent was well invested though – profits were made on big players such as Glen Johnson and Lassana Diarra and some of the business got Pompey into Europe in 2008 after winning the FA Cup.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 most expensive arrivals at Fratton Park in the club’s history, and it will come as no surprise that they all come in the era where they were flying high in the top flight.