Neymar’s £196million transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain changed the game during the summer.
They followed it up by committing to a further £166m on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappé after the teenager spends this season on loan at the Parc des Princes.
Before those two deals, some Premier League clubs made smart moves, Liverpool’s signing of Mohamed Salah for £35million looks a bargain, and even José Mourinho admitted that any deal for Romelu Lukaku would have been much higher if they had moved after the Brazilian joined Ligue 1.
Buying someone for £100million is no longer a taboo subject and Manchester United’s world-record fee of £89m for Paul Pogba now looks insignificant such is the inflation in the current market.
Barcelona are continuing their very public pursuit of Philippe Coutinho. If Liverpool do decide to part ways with their Brazilian maestro then he could well be the first £100million in the Premier League.
Valuations have now gone through the roof and with a number of talented players showing their ability already this season, we’ve picked out 10 Premier League players who would be worth over £100million if their clubs were to sell.