Who was the first million pound footballer?

Napoli spent 2 billion Italian Lira (£1.2 million) on attacker Giuseppe Savoldi from Bologna in 1975, making him football’s first million pound player.

Many historians will tell you that Trevor Francis became the first million pound player, but his £1 million transfer to Nottingham Forest didn’t happen until 1979.

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