West Ham recently completed the signing of Dimitri Payet from Marseille.
The fee of £10.7m for the French international made him West Ham’s fourth most expensive signing in our history.
With cash being more readily available and spent more freely, we evaluate the other four players in West Ham’s list of our top five most expensive purchases.
Do these names suggest value for money? And does our track record of big money buys cast an ominous shadow of apprehension over our latest marquee signing?
Let’s look at our other costly investments…