Revealed: The most expensive transfers ever using today’s inflation rates

first_img Alf Common moved from Sunderland to Middlesbrough for £1,000 in 1905 – Common was the first £1,000 player, but with the cost adjusted to inflation his price would be £112,000. 13 Willie Groves moved from West Brom to Aston Villa for £100 in 1893 – With talk of the world transfer record being broken once again, talkSPORT looks at the world record transfer fees from 1893 to the present day, taking into account the ones considered to have broken one of the major milestones. With help from our friends at Dream Team FC and the use of a historic inflation calculator, we can see what players past and present would cost today. Therefore, trailblazer Groves’ move to Villa in 1893 would increase to £11,700. Zinedine Zidane moved from Juventus to Real Madrid for £46.6m in 2001 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £72.3m Bernabe Ferreyra moved from Tigres to River Plate for £23,000 in 1932 – Taking into account the historic inflation rate calculator, Ferreyra would cost £1,442,100. That is 47 years before Trevor Francis moved to Forest for £1m and Giuseppe Savoldi joined Napoli for the same amount in 1975. Kaka moved from Milan to Real Madrid for £56m in 2009 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £68.88m 13 13 Giuseppe Savoldi moved from Bologna to Napoli for £1.2m in 1975 – According to the adjusted inflation figures, Savoldi is the first £10m player (£11.5m). Jean-Pierre Papin moved from Marseille to Milan for £10m in 1992 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £19.7m We could see the transfer record broken again when the 2017 summer window opens.Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Dele Alli are among the players who, if they ever did decide to leave their clubs, are likely to cost close to £100m.Looking at the world record transfer fees from 1893 to the present day, and taking into account the ones considered to have broken major milestones, a historic inflation calculator has been used to calculate what players would cost today.Figures courtesy of Dream Team FC 13 13 13 Alan Shearer moved from Blackburn to Newcastle for £15m in 1996 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £26.55m 13 13 13 13 13 Diego Maradona moved from Barcelona to Napoli for £5m in 1984 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £15.5m Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Man United to Real Madrid for £80m in 2009 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £98.4m 13 David Jack moved from Bolton to Arsenal for £10,890 in 1928 – Jack’s move to London appalled some people due to the money Arsenal spent on him, but with the cost adjusted to inflation this deal would set the Gunners back £627,264. Gareth Bale moved from Tottenham to Real Madrid for £86m in 2013 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £92.88m 13 Paul Pogba moved from Juventus to Man United for £89m in 2016 – Cost adjusted to inflation: £90.78mlast_img read more

NEW 38,000-SEATER CASEMENT WILL END DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES TRIPS

first_imgHappy Days in ClonesTRIPS to Clones for Donegal fans will soon be a thing of the past – unless the county is actually drawn to play Monaghan away.The GAA’s Director General Paraic Duffy says the new Casement Park will be the natural home of Ulster football finals and other big provincial games including semi-finals.The Belfast venue is to become a 38,000 all-seater stadium and is due to be completed in 2016 at a cost of £76m. The Ulster final is usually staged at Clones in Monaghan, although from 2004 to 2006 it was played at Croke Park to accommodate a larger capacity.“It is inevitable Casement will become home of big GAA events,” said Duffy.“It is a cause for concern for the people of Monaghan and Clones but, if Casement Park is going to be developed to the high specification which has been outlined, that will make it the premier stadium in the province.“All the big games and Ulster finals will go to Casement – that is the truth of it.” It is believed the redevelopment scheme at Casement Park will be a huge boost to the economy of west Belfast, creating hundreds of jobs.The move will be welcomed by fans in north Donegal – with Belfast in easy reach in less than two hours.But the Casement venue will be less attractive to fans in the south of the county for whom Clones was easier to reach. NEW 38,000-SEATER CASEMENT WILL END DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES TRIPS was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000-SEATER CASEMENT WILL END DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES TRIPSNEW 38last_img read more