Transfer fee: £33m
From: Real Madrid
To: Manchester City
Year: 2008

After Robinho's failed contract negotiations at Real Madrid in the summer of 2008, the Brazilian made it public that he was looking for a move to Premier League side Chelsea. Well, he made it to the Prem, but he would don a different shade of blue with Manchester City. After becoming the first major signing of the Abu Dhabi United Group, City's new billionaire owners, Robinho had a solid first season with the club. He finished as City's top scorer with 14 goals, which was also good enough for fourth top scorer in the league. It was all downhill after that, though.

Robinho was plagued by injury in his second season in Manchester, and only featured in 12 games, scoring just one goal for the club. He fell out of favor under new boss Roberto Mancini, and was given his requested transfer back to Brazil in the January 2010 window.