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On This Day… A Broken Record

Written by: George Chittenden : 01 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 9th February, back in 1979 when the football club Nottingham Forest set a new record with Britain's first £1m transfer deal. Manager Brian Clough signed England forward Trevor Francis after eight seasons with Birmingham City.

The total cost to Forest, whose average League gate was 30,000 people totalled £1,180, 000 after the addition of VAT and other sundries. It was a fair bit of dosh back then folks, but we all know that compared to today's records, a million is peanuts.

Manchester United paid an eye-watering £93.25m to Juventus for Paul Pogba.

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