1. Francis Jeffers
Everton to Arsenal; £8m, 2001
Before Wayne Rooney there was, incredibly, Francis ‘Franny’ Jeffers. The lad with the unfortunate ears was, ahem, earmarked for greatness when he made his debut for Everton at 16. A crafty striker, his displays caught the attention of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who memorably described him as a ‘fox in the box’. Unfortunately, following his £8million transfer to Highbury his career went into nosedive. Still holds a 100 per cent scoring record for England though – mind you, he only played the once. Still only 29, he was last seen plying his trade in Australia. Oh my.