Top 10: Things that cost the same as Hulk and Witsel

Brazil forward Hulk
Hulk… Bloody expensive (Vladimir Maiorov)

Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg have just lashed a whopping £64m combined on Porto’s Brazilian striker Hulk and Benfica’s Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel, so Football Burp got wondering – as you might well have been – what else sixty-four million of Her Majesty’s pounds can get you these days. As such, here are ten recent examples of things that cost or total the same as the money spent on these two footballers…

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel
Witsel… Also bloody expensive (Img: Шорох Сергей)

1. An international research centre in Manchester.

2. Signalling, power and distribution contracts for the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal project.

3. An unclaimed EuroMillions jackpot.

4. An EU research funding programme backing open access publishing.

5. The building of a US presence for the company Realtime, who aim to bring about “a whole new era of internet” with real-time web browsing.

6. Somerset County Council’s budget for improvements to local roads and transport.

7. The projected annual total to be earned by Sony and Simon Cowell off the back of boy band One Direction.

8. The amount raised by open-source coding start-up GitHub in its first round of funding.

9. The total savings that need to be made by Rochdale Borough Council between now and 2015.

10. The amount that the Arab League’s ministerial committee on Syria has agreed to offer in aid to Syrian refugees.

Do you know of anything else that costs £64m? Have your say in the comments section below…