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Christian Vieri – £25.56 million

13 Sep 1998: Christian Vieri of Lazio in action during the Serie A game against Piacenza, Italy. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

Most people who know Christian Vieri will recognise him for his time at Inter Milan above all else.

Milan wasn’t his first location in Italy, though. First, he had to depart Atletico Madrid in La Liga to join Lazio.

They paid £25.56 million to get him out of Madrid after his impressive performances at 1998 World Cup.

He’d spend just one year in Lazio, but 14 goals and a world record fee the following summer fully justified the spend.