This summer's transfer window has already seen plenty of money spent with the most expensive signings coming from abroad.

Mega-rich AS Monaco splashed the cash in order to sign Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao and Spanish side Barcelona spent the same amount in order to sign Brazilian sensation Neymar.

So with both sides spending a reported £50 million on their strikers, but what could that money get you if you could create a Premier League team?

Goalkeeper | Joe Hart - Shrewsbury to Manchester City for £100,000

The current England number one signed for the Citizens for a bargain £100,000 seven years ago.Without doubt, Hart is one of, if not the best keeper in the Premier League.

Left-back| Leighton Baines - Wigan to Everton for £5 million

Baines signed for Everton in the summer of 2007 and ever since he has been lauded as one of England's top left-backs, only being kept out of the England squad due to the consistent form display by veteran Ashley Cole.

He is one of Everton's strongest players and has had much interest from top teams over the years, with Manchester United again linked with a move for him this summer.

Centre-back | Vincent Kompany - Hamburg to Manchester City for an undisclosed fee

After initially struggling when he moved to City for a reported figure of six million from Hamburg in 2008, Kompany - club captain - has now established himself as a regular in the team and is hailed as one of the best defenders in the league.

Centre-back | Ryan Shawcross - Manchester United to Stoke for £2 million

Ever since Shawcross signed for Stoke in 2008 after the completion of a successful loan spell, he has been a pivotal figure at the heart of the Potters' defence, netting prolifically from defence too.

Right-back | Rafael - Fluminese to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee

Along with twin brother Fabio, Rafael joined United in 2008 for a reported £2.5 million and ever since he has played an integral role in his side's success, appearing on a regular basis for the Red Devils.

Left-midfield | Gareth Bale - Southampton to Tottenham for £7 million

Bale joined Tottenham on a four-year deal back in 2007 and he is now seen as a world-class player, even being compared to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

He picked up a hat-trick of individual awards at the end of this season and is being strongly linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

Centre-midfield | Cheick Tiote - FC Twente to Newcastle for £3.5 million

After signing in 2010, Tiote has been Newcastle's ball-winning midfielder and much of Newcastle's success last year was down to his work rate.

His aggression can sometimes get to him, but at only £3.5 million he was worth every penny. 

Centre-midfield | Michu - Rayo Vallecano to Swansea for £2.2 million

This guy has been a revelation and was easily the signing of the season last year.

Swansea only paid £2.2 million for the Spanish starlet from Rayo Vallecano and they must now work very hard to keep the in-form forward in Wales.

Right-midfield | Hatem Ben Arfa - Marseille to Newcastle for an undisclosed fee

In 2010 Ben Arfa signed for Newcastle for a reported £5.75 million but unfortunately he broke his leg early on in his Newcastle career and was on the sidelines for the majority of his loan spell at St. James' Park.

However, after signing permanently, he has become one of the club's best players and produces pure class at times for the Geordie club.

Striker | Javier Hernandez - CD Guadalajara to Manchester United for £6 million

Chicharito signed for United in 2009 and ever since then he has been one of the Premier League's best goal-poachers.

With 28 goals for Manchester United, he has been playing a bit-part role at United behind the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, but he still sets the pitch alight when he comes on as a substitute.

Most sides in the Premier League would have him starting every game.

Striker | Christian Benteke - Genk to Aston Villa for £7 million

The talented Belgian joined Villa just last summer but after a sensational maiden season in the Premier League - netting 23 goals in all competitions - the Premier League club have put a whopping £25 million price tag on Benteke, thwarting interest from the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool.

Total outlay: £44,850,000

 

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