Wolverhampton Wanderers have very much been splashing the cash since Fosun International bought the club back in 2016.
The investment from the Chinese conglomerate has helped the club enjoy a brilliant past few years which have seen Wolves returning to the Premier League, recording back-to-back seventh-placed finishes, and becoming Europa League quarter-finalists.
2020/21 has been the first testing period of the Fosun era, but perhaps more investment will come to get the club back into contention for Europe.
That said, the financial challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic may well have a significant impact on the club’s transfer impact this summer.
It would be no surprise to see the club working a sell-to-buy policy.
In terms of Wolves’ biggest ever transfers, it is no surprise that most of the players arrived on the watch of Fosun:
- Fabio Silva – £36 million
- Raul Jimenez – £34.2 million
- Nelson Semedo – £27 million
- Jonny Castro Otto – £18.9 million
- Adama Traore – £18 million
- Daniel Podence – £17.6 million
- Patrick Cutrone – £16.2 million
- Rui Patricio – £16.2 million
- Ruben Neves – £16.1 million
- Pedro Neto – £16.1 million
- Helder Costa – £13.5 million
- Diogo Jota – £12.6 million
- Leander Dendoncker – £12.4 million
- Willy Boly – £10.8 million
- Benik Afobe – £10.2 million
- Ki-Jana Hoever – £8.8 million
- Bruno Jordao – £8.2 million
- Ivan Cavaleiro – £7.2 million
- Roger Johnson – £7.2 million
- Kevin Doyle – £6.8 million
Eyebrows were certainly raised when the club broke its transfer record to sign Fabio Silva from FC Porto last year.
The 18-year-old has had to play a lot more than expected in his first season at Molineux due to the injury suffered by Raul Jimenez.
He could well turn into a £36 million player, but for now needs the patience of the fans as he gets to grips with English football.
What’s really crazy is that Joao Moutinho is nowhere to be found in the top 20.
In the eyes of many Wolves fans, Moutinho is one of the best players ever to pull on the old gold shirt.
It’s remarkable to think a player of his quality only cost a reported £5 million (BBC Sport).