3. Zinedine Zidane - £53m | Juventus to Real Madrid in 2001

Refusing to rest on their laurels, Madrid outdid themselves by smashing their own transfer record - by signing Juventus star Zidane.

Costing a whopping £53 million, Zidane was undoubtedly worth the significant outlay, having gone on to become arguably one of the best players ever to grace the planet.

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