Chelsea have completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
The Moroccan playmaker will reportedly cost the Blues around £38m, which in the modern day is an absolute bargain.
Ziyech is still just 26 and is one of the most prolific attacking midfielders in Europe. In 29 games this season, he already has 21 assists to his name.
The price tag attached to the Ajax star is even more remarkable when you compare it to the fees paid for a number of Premier League flops in the past few years.
Below, we've provided seven signings made in recent times that remarkably eclipsed Ziyech's £38m fee.
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1. Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal - £72m
The Gunners forked out nearly double Ziyech's fee to sign Pepe. Time is on the 24-year-old's side, but he needs to start proving his worth very soon.
2. Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea - £72m
After signing a bang average goalkeeper for an extortionate fee, Chelsea have finally discovered the art of bargain buying.
3. Joao Cancelo to Man City - £59m
Imagine signing a full-back for close to £60m and he doesn't even regularly make the starting XI. Tragic from City.
4. Alvaro Morata to Chelsea - £59m
Kepa has been a disaster and Morata was arguably worse. Chelsea's recent transfer business doesn't make for pleasant reading.
5. Sebastien Haller to West Ham - £45m
If you thought Chelsea's recent transfer business was bad, West Ham's may be even worse. Haller has been woeful since moving from Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring just six goals in 24 games.
6. Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton - £45m
Everton fans have really turned on the Iceland playmaker in recent months due to his lazy performances. An expensive flop if there ever was one.
7. Joelinton to Newcastle - £40m
The Brazilian has scored just one Premier League goal for the Magpies, that's all you need to know.
We omitted Fred (£57m) from the list due to the fact that he has been Manchester United's best player in recent months.
As for the likes of Tanguy Ndombele (£54m) and Naby Keita (£52m), injuries mean we cannot really judge whether they have been a success as of yet.News Now - Sport News