Paul Pogba rejoined Manchester United this week for an eye-watering £89m, just four years after he left Old Trafford for £1.5m.
The 23-year-old France international won the Serie A title in all four seasons he spent at Juventus and helped his national side reach the Euro 2016 final last month.
This deal is the first time in 20 years an English club has set a world-record transfer fee, with Newcastle United signing Alan Shearer for £15m to set the record in 1996.
The Pogba deal becomes the British transfer record also, beating the £85.3m fee paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale three years ago and smashing the £32.5m incoming British transfer record set by Manchester City in 2008 when they signed Brazilian Robinho from Real Madrid.
Over half a century ago however, it was Huddersfield Town, not Manchester United or Real Madrid, who were involved in the British transfer record.
In 1960, Town received a £55,000 offer from Manchester City for their star striker, Denis Law.
The Terriers had signed the forward four years previously after a 15-year-old Law was offered a trial at the West Yorkshire club.
Despite then-manager Andy Beattie stating about Law: "The boy's a freak. Never did I see a less likely football prospect – weak, puny and bespectacled," Huddersfield Town signed the teenage prospect and Law became the youngest ever player to play for Town, making his debut at 16 years and 10 months old.
A year later, Sir Matt Busby offered Town £10,000 for Law but Bill Shankly rejected the bid and the Scottish striker went on to bag 16 goals in 81 appearances for the Terriers.
When Shankly made the switch to Liverpool, he tried to take his star man with him, but the Reds could not afford the prodigy.
Manchester City could however and stumped up the then-record fee, with Law receiving "precisely nothing" from the deal.
Law was again subject to a British transfer record in 1961, when Torino paid £115,000 for the Scotsman's services.
Two seasons after leaving Town, Denis Law returned to English football at Manchester United and faced his old club in the FA Cup third round - the former Terrier scored a hat trick in a 5-0 victory and went on to lead his team to FA Cup glory.
The forward left United a hero in 1973, notching 171 goals in 309 appearances over his 11 years at Old Trafford, and retired a year later - scoring against the Red Devils for Manchester City in his last game, relegating United.
Fast-forward 40 years and United have won another 13 top tier titles, 10 FA Cup trophies and four League Cups, and have spent almost £100m on a player who left for £2.5m four years earlier.