9 9 Alvaro Negredo was signed from Almeria for €5m – Having spent two seasons at Almeria following a stint in the Real Madrid B team, Negredo returned to the capital, but was sold in the same summer to Sevilla for 15m. Alvaro Arbeloa joined from Liverpool in a £3.5m – Arbeloa began his career at Real Madrid, but made his name at Liverpool between 2007 and 2009 before returning to Spain. Following the 2016/17 season where he played for West Ham, he retired. 9 9 Kaka moved from Milan in a £56m deal – a world record until Ronaldo arrived later that summer – Former Real Madrid manager and sporting director Jorge Valdano tried to convince Florentino Perez to sign Kaka in 2002. At that time he would cost around 12m, but if they delay then in a few years they will have to pay in the region of 60m, Perez was told. Don’t worry, Jorge, was his response. We’ll wait until he costs 60m. Kaka joined Milan in 2003 and when he did finally arrive his spell in Spain was interrupted by injuries. 9 9 Cristiano Ronaldo was signed from Man United for £80m – click right to see the incredible list of players signed by Real in the summer of 2009 – In 2009, Florentino Perez returned for a second term as Real Madrid president, having previously held the position between 2000 and 2006. Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and David Beckham arrived during his first spell when the ‘Galacticos’ policy (basically, signing the world’s biggest football stars) was put in place. Now Perez was back in charge and, once again, was not afraid to splash the cash. Barcelona had just swept to the treble, so Real Madrid hit back via the transfer market, grabbing the headlines with some audacious arrivals. Cristiano Ronaldo breaking a world record fee set by Real earlier that summer was one of a number of high profile signings, with 80,000 people turning up to see his presentation. Since then he has cemented his place as the best player in the world, broken countless goal records and won three Champions League trophies. 9 Real Madrid spent £12.8m on Valencia’s Raul Albiol – Albiol was not a regular at Real Madrid and he brought his four-year spell there in 2013 when he joined Rafa Benitez at Napoli. The 31-year-old defender is still there and signed a new four year contract in 2016. In 2009, Florentino Perez was back at Real Madrid and the president wasn’t afraid to spend money.It was a free spending summer and enought to make any fan green with envy.Have a look at the players they signed and the cash spent to bring them to the Spanish capital.MORE: Chelsea’s crazy summer transfer window remembered – the 13 signings in 2003Look how much money Lyon have made out of Real Madrid and Europe’s other big clubsThe seven most valuable sports teams in the world Xabi Alonso also joined from Liverpool in a £30m transfer – Liverpool sold two valuable players to Real Madrid in 2009, with Alonso being the other high profile exit. In his five years at Real Madrid the midfielder was part of the 2014 Champions League winning side, but was suspended for the final. He also won a league title and two Copa del Rey trophies. He joined Bayern in 2014 and in 2017 he retired from playing. Karim Benzema was signed from Lyon for £30m – Benzema has become an integral part of the Real Madrid attack and won the league twice as well as three Champions League trophies. 9 Ezequiel Garay returned from a loan spell at Racing Santander – Garay had been on loan at Racing Santander during the 2008/09 season and was brought back to the club in 2009 where he remained until Benfica bought him in 2011. He was very much a back up defender under Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu. He currently plays for Valencia. 9 Real spent £3.5m to bring Esteban Granero back from Getafe – Granero began his career at Real, who included a buy back clause in his contract when they sold him to Getafe in 2008. However, he found opportunities limited with Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil there and moved to QPR in 2012.