£45million for Andy Sinton and the £40m England man - How much these Sheffield Wednesday signings would cost in today’s money, according to research

He was a then-club record purchase when Sheffield Wednesday splashed the cash in 1993… but Andy Sinton would cost a remarkable £45MILLION in today’s money.

Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium
Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium

That’s according to research from TotallyMoney, which took the average transfer values of players since the English Premier League began in 1992, and compared the increase in transfer costs over time. From this, they calculated a “football player inflation” to work out how much our favourite footballers would cost if they were bought today, and these are the results.

Then: 2m GBP. Now: 19.7m
Then: 3.3m. Now: 21.3m
Then: 1.5m. Now: 21.6m
Then: 1m. Now: 22.4m.
Then: 1.1m. Now: 25.4m
Then: 2.8m. Now: 26.5m
Then: 3m. Now: 31.6m
Then: 3.3m. Now: 32.8m
Then: 2m. Now: 40m
Then: 2.2m. Now: 45m