This summer, the global record for transfer spending in a single window was smashed as clubs splurged £6.56billion on players.
The division with by far the highest outlay was the Premier League at £2.1bn, with the £728 splurged by Saudi Pro League clubs in second.
But not all of that money has necessarily equated to success on the pitch with expensive summer transfers such as £72m Rasmus Hojlund and £60m Mason Mount so far struggling at Man United.
Now, as we near the half way point of this season Mail Sport takes a look at which players were the shrewdest signings in this mammoth spending spree.
From Declan Rice's calming impact at Arsenal to James Maddison's spark at Spurs and Jeremy Doku's extra edge at Man City - here are the top 10 summer signings in the Premier League so far this season.
In 10th position is the midfield maestro and free-kick expert James Ward-Prowse.
Signed by West Ham on a four-year deal from relegated Southampton for £30m, the England midfielder has been excellent so far for the Hammers.
With two goals and five assists so far in the league and four extra assists in the Europa League, he has certainly helped fill the gaping hole left by Declan Rice at the London Stadium.
While Gareth Southgate may continually overlook the 29-year-old for England, there is no doubt about his quality.
David Moyes certainly sang his praise earlier in the season by saying: 'It's been an amazing start. He's a team player all round. He's fit as a fiddle, he runs, he does the work. He does several jobs.'
Up next is former Villarreal defender Pau Torres who has fitted in seamlessly so far at Aston Villa.
As Unai Emery's side continue to impress in the league, it is no coincidence that the 26-year-old is being looked at as theRead on m.allfootballapp.com