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    So, the signing of Gabbiadini is the highest profile signing we have made in a long time - I'm trying to think of others and not come up with much apart from;

    Keegan
    Case
    Le Saux (but past-peak)
    Venison (but past-peak)

    and nothing in the last few years. (tadic maybe?)

    I feel like this can't be true - I'm missing something obvious. So, aside from the above, who are our highest profile transfer signings?

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    How about Shilton? Resigning Channon these two spring to mind straight away

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    That mad effing Italian Osvaldo was high profile.

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    Keegan is the outstanding signing in Saints history.

    Although Osgood at the time was equally as dazzling as it was the first time we had entered the bigger pool, paying over 200,000 for a player at that time was considered an incredible step for Saints.

    As Steveo says bringing Channon back was high profile at the time.

    One signing that probably went a little under the radar when it happened but proved to have great significance was Alan Ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashnats View Post
    So, the signing of Gabbiadini is the highest profile signing we have made in a long time - I'm trying to think of others and not come up with much apart from;

    Keegan
    Case
    Le Saux (but past-peak)
    Venison (but past-peak)

    and nothing in the last few years. (tadic maybe?)

    I feel like this can't be true - I'm missing something obvious. So, aside from the above, who are our highest profile transfer signings?
    I'm struggling to get to grips with what your definition of "high profile" is?

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    I would argue Gaston Ramirez was in 2012.
    Toby Alderweireld on loan was a real coup.
    Osvaldo, as an Italian international has to count.

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    Kevin Keegan in 1980
    Peter Osgood in 1974 equaling the British record of a 270,000 fee
    and Charlie George for 400,000 in about 1978 was also considered a major coup at the time. These were deals we were out muscling all the other leading European sides. Nothing in recent years ha come anywhere remotely close.

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    Rory Delap... Transfer record at the time

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    Osvaldo was the biggest in recent years. Ramirez is up there too but mostly because of the club's status at the time.

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    Mark Paul.

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    Rickie Lambert was quiet high profile for where the club were at the time

    Followed by Jose Fonte another big money transfer

    ( both broke league 1 record fee )

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    The World Cup winning Alan Ball definitely plus Keegan & Shilton, for me.

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    Keegan made the front pages and first item on the teatime news.

    Can't think of any others who did that.

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    Ron Davies
    Kevin Davies
    Kelvin Davies
    Andrew Davies
    Steve Davis

    Sorry don't think I understand the question.

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    Peter Shilton, Jimmy Case, Frank Worthington, Alan Ball and Mark Hughes would stand out for me amongst those you mention.

    Mind you i think only Keegan really had the shock factor of being a truly major signing.

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    Keegan, Osgood and Shilton for me... plus getting Dave Watson was quite a coup too as I recall...was England's current centre back when he came.

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    Keegan by a mile (European Footballer of the Year), followed by Shilton, Osgood, Dave Watson and resigning Channon.

    Jimmy Melia caused quite a stir at the time (just joking!!)

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    David Armstrong was a couple at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Saint View Post
    David Armstrong was a couple at the time.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/f...s-8803546.html

    Man utd were certainly interested in him at the time.

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    Pele
    Charlton
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    Moore

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    Kevin Phillips - hadn't he recently won the European Golden Boot?

    Sad we couldn't really get the best out of him!

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    Rudi Skacel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzmeister View Post
    Kevin Phillips - hadn't he recently won the European Golden Boot?

    Sad we couldn't really get the best out of him!
    I thought it was a major coup when we signed him, sadly he never hit quite the same heights for us but there were some quality moments.

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    The tin man, innit. Oh and Shippers. He was my next favourite non-scoring striker.

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