How Portsmouth’s most expensive signing ever compares to Derby, Ipswich, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton & Co’s record purchases

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Peter Crouch is Pompey's most expensive signing.
Peter Crouch is Pompey’s most expensive signing.

Yet he won’t have the same luxury as Harry Redknapp did in 2008 when the Blues signed Peter Crouch from Liverpool for a record £11m.

During the Fratton Park outfit’s Premier League years, stars like Sulley Muntari, Jermain Defoe and John Utaka all arrived at PO4 for big money – not just Crouchy!

But how does Pompey’s £11m purchase of the former England international compare to each League One’s clubs most expensive signing?

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Estimated fee: £25,000; Moved from: Bury; Year: 1999.

We’ve taken a look at the highest purchases each third-tier side has made in their history.

Estimated fee: £50,000; Moved from: Aldershot; Year: 2012.
Estimated fee: £75,000; Moved from: Bury; Year: 1998.
Estimated fee: £100,000; Moved from: Aberdeen; Year: 2017.
Estimated fee: £114,000; Moved from: Swansea; Year: 2007.
Estimated fee: £175,000; Moved from: Shrewsbury; Year: 2007.
Estimated fee: £170,000; Moved from: Tranmere; Year: 2018.
Estimated fee: £190,000; Moved from: Luton; Year: 1992.
Estimated fee: £200,000; Moved from: Barnet; Year: 2001.
Estimated fee: £250,000; Moved from: Bristol City; Year: 2016.
Estimated fee: £300,000; Moved from: Huddersfield; Year: 2017.
Estimated fee: £370,000; Moved from: QPR; Year: 1992.
Estimated fee: £500,000; Moved from: Cardiff; Year: 2008.
Estimated fee: £500,000; Moved from: Ross County; Year: 2017.
Estimated fee: £500,000; Moved from: Lincoln; Year: 1997.
Estimated fee: £650,000; Moved from: Motherwell; Year: 2016.
Estimated fee: £1.5m; Moved from: Partizan; Year: 1997.
Estimated fee: £1.5m; Moved from: Watford; Year: 2013.
Estimated fee: £4.75m; Moved from: Wimbledon; Year: 2001.
Estimated fee: £4.75m; Moved from: Sampdoria; Year: 2001.
Estimated fee: £8m; Moved from: Watford; Year: 2016.
Estimated fee: £8m; Moved from: Middlesbrough; Year: 2017.
Estimated fee: £8.2m; Moved from: Toulouse; Year: 2008.
Estimated fee: £11m; Moved from: Liverpool; Year: 2007.

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