While it struggles to compete with La Liga and the Premier League, Serie A hasn’t failed to splash the cash down the years as well.
Indeed, back in the day, Serie A was a prime destination, with the big clubs spending big money to bring the big stars to Italy.
The ever-increasing money in football is helping to bring that back, Juventus, in particular, starting to splash the cash to try and compete in Europe.
So who are the signings that broke the Serie A transfer record at the time of their arrival? We look at the top five.