This summer looks like it's going to break all kinds of records in terms of spending with a number of European elite clubs in desperate need of re-enforcements for the upcoming season.
We've already seen a few transfer sagas begin despite the international window not opening until June, one of which surrounds the future of Atletico Madrid man Thomas Partey.
The Ghanian may not be known to many fans in England but the 25 year-old has steadily built a name for himself over in La Liga, impressing under Diego Simeone.
He played a starring role in their Europa League & Super Cup success last year and has emerged as one of Europe's finest holding midfielders. Atletico have a reputation for being one of the most robust, hard to beat sides around and it's shown by them conceding the least goals (29) in La Liga once again this season.
Partey is an important figure in that statistic and it's no coincidence that there's so much interest in his services, especially with rumours of his €50m release clause being confirmed by his agent.
He's been on the books of Atletico since 2012 and the indications given by both himself and his agent imply that he's ready to move on and test himself in a new league, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Inter Milan strongly linked with a transfer.
But just how good is this guy? We've profiled the Ghana international and looked at what he can bring to his potential new club.