10 things that cost the same as Roberto Soldado

Including Robin Gibb's personal fortune and a "retirement village" in Birmingham.

Roberto Soldado
Soldado… Could have been bought by a Bee Gee (Image: Carlos RM)

With Tottenham Hotspur having ‘shattered’ their club record with the £26m signing Roberto Soldado from Valencia, Football Burp got wondering:

What else can twenty-six million of Her Majesty’s pounds get you these days? Alternatively, what else adds up to that figure?

Here, then, are ten things that cost or amount to the same as the £26m that Spurs have ‘splashed out’ on the Spanish striker…(click on each thing in question to read more about it, aye?)…

10 things that cost or amount to the same as Roberto Soldado

1. The personal fortune accumulated by late Bee Gee Robin Gibb

2. Making the Shazam music app available to 260 million Latin American mobile users

3. A “retirement village” in Birmingham

4. The modernisation of Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, including a new glass-fronted facade and front of house showcase, adding 6,000 square metres of pre and post-show space, as well as “sky needles” that will light up at night

5. The largest housing development to be completed in Northern Ireland this year, which has been two years in construction and has seen 165 new homes handed over to tenants

6. The new Rochester railway station

7. An education push from the British Film Institute (BFI) aimed at delivering “a rich cultural and educational relationship with film in the classroom, at after school film clubs and outside of school, including a new digital platform”

8. The refurbishment and rebuilding of 33,000 and 132,000-volt power lines in the South East and East of England

9. Legal fees on public M&A (mergers and acquisition) in the UK in the first six months of 2013

10. Delivering innovation from bioscience at Norwich Research Park

Do you know of anything else that cost or amount to the same as the £26m that Spurs have ‘shelled out’ for Roberto Soldado? Well, do you? Have your say in the comments wotsit!