Noting Mario Götze’s transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich with a quizzical puff of the pipe over an unfurled broadsheet and scones*, Football Burp got thinking: what else can £31.5m get you these days?
As such, here are ten things that cost the same as German football’s record signing…
1. Picasso’s Portrait of Angel Fernández de Soto, “a masterpiece from the artist’s blue period showing the decadent and haggard figure of his friend and fellow artist, drooping over a glass of absinthe”.
4. A Noho office building in central London (this link has been removed at the request of the website owner).
10. Javi Martinez?
£31.5m is also the amount it took for JJB Sports to stave off closure for six weeks in 2011 and the rise in profits during the last financial year for the Nando’s chain of restaurants.
Do you know of anything else that costs the same as Mario Götze? Have your say in the comments section below…
(*There was also tea, lots and lots of tea, as well as lashings of rum, hearty singalongs and wines and spices the likes of which ye’ll never have seen. These are the standard provisions laid on in our Thinking About Things That Cost the Same as Footballers quarters.)