Paris Saint-Germain's transfer spending has just eclipsed a quarter of a billion pounds since their infamous takeover in 2011 and shows no sign of slowing. Over the last three seasons, PSG have spent roughly £270 million on recruitments - including an unprecedented £55 million outlay for Edinson Cavani this week - backed by a joint investment from the Qatari government and their Olympic Committee.
The Uruguayan tops the list of all 18 first team purchases, ranked according to their respective transfer fees, which is also headed by attackers Javier Pastore, Lucas Moura, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the club captain, defender Thiago Silva.
Perhaps down to the influence of former PSG chiefs Leonardo and Carlo Ancelotti, most big-money signings are from Serie A, where players are possibly more willing to join the French domestic league than their counterparts in the Premier League or La Liga.
These largely consist of £20 million-plus signings from AC Milan, Inter, Napoli and Palermo, who have all so far perhaps lived up to their sizeable financial costs.
Interestingly, PSG have only purchased two players from clubs in England or Spain - the Brazilian defenders Alex, previously of Chelsea, and Maxwell from Barcelona - with the Parisians having failed to capture anyone from the highly regarded Bundesliga.
Only time will tell, however, whether this lack of experience from Europe's most prestigious divisions, as well as the near absence of signings under 20 years-old, could crucially damage PSG's chances in forthcoming Champions League campaigns.
See the list in full below, and feel free to leave your thoughts on PSG's big-name signings using the comments box provided. All figures have been obtained from transfermarkt.com.
1. Edinson Cavani – £55m – Napoli
2. Javier Pastore – £37m – Palermo
3. Thiago Silva – £36m – AC Milan
4. Lucas Moura- £35m – Sao Paulo
5. Ezequiel Lavezzi – £22m – Napoli
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £18m – AC Milan
7. Marco Verratti – £10m – Pescara
8. Thiago Motta – £10m – Inter Milan
9. Kevin Gameiro – £9.6m – Lorient
10. Jeremy Menez – £7m – Roma
11. Blaise Matuide – £7m – St Etienne
12. Mohamed Sissoko – £6m – Juventus
13. Gregory van der Wiel – £5m – Ajax
14. Alex – £4m – Chelsea
15. Salvatore Sirigu – £3.4m – Palermo
16. Maxwell – £3m – Barcelona
17. Milan Bisevac – £2.8m – Valenciennes
18. Diego Lugano – £2.5m – Fenerbahce
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