With modern day football becoming increasingly centred around those with money, it's not surprise that a lot of clubs spend big during the summer transfer windows.
Annually, those who intend on competing for major honours in a season will spend vast amounts of money to prepare them to do so.
This year, it's Tottenham who have been the surprise package in terms of breaking the bank to finance a successful campaign. Villas-Boas and Daniel Levy have been no strangers to the transfer market this summer, and by the time it closes, they could have easily spent over £100million.
Spurs' current transfer expenditure stands at the eye-watering mark of £95,500,000- that's with new boys Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela taken into account.
So just how much more do Spurs have to spend to become the Premier League's all-time top summer spenders?
We take a look at the top summer spending sprees the English top flight have witnessed. Unsurprisingly, it's quite the two horse race.