FEATURE: Luton Town's top 20 biggest transfer fees paid out

The Hatters broke their transfer record yesterday by signing Croatian keeper Simon Sluga from HNK Rijeka for a fee of over €1.5million, beating the £850,000 paid out for Lars Elstrup back in August 1989.

Saturday, 20th July 2019, 10:26 am
Luton Town's record new signing Simon Sluga
Luton Town's record new signing Simon Sluga

The Luton News takes a special look at who the most expensive players Town have snapped up in their history.

Became Town's record signing when Ray Harford snapped him up from Danish side Odense BK in August 1989. Scored 27 goals in 70 goals but moved back to Denmark for just 200,000 two years later.
Town shelled out 750,000 in July 1995 to sign the Burnley defender. Played 173 times for the Hatters, scoring 27 goals, moving back to Turf Moor in December 1998 for 800,000.
American keeper headed to the Hatters from West Ham United afer a successful loan spell in December 1995. Played 115 games for Luton, before moving to New England Revolution in March 1998.
Brought in from Hartlepool in July 2006 where he had been a regular on the scoresheet, but struggled at Kenilworth Road, netting just twice in 23 games. Released in the summer of 2007 and joined Leyton Orient.
Joined Luton from Bournemouth in August 2000 but couldn't keep a first team spot down. Made 55 appearances, heading to Barry Town after his release in July 2003. Tragically died from cancer in August 2011 aged just 37.
Striker was signed by David Pleat for 400,000 plus Steve White in July 1982. Bagged 28 goals in 89 games for the Hatters which saw Liverpool part with 700,000 for his services in May 1984.
Returned to Kenilworth Road in September 1997 from Dutch side Fortuna Sittard for his second spell at Luton, costing Town 400,000. Impressed once more, leaving in July 2000 having scored 53 goals in 161 games over both spells.
Brought in from Ipswich in August 2006 after ankle issues hindered his spell at Portman Road. Bagged 10 goals in 56 games for Luton but struggled with injuries once more and was released in May 2009.
Rejoined the Hatters in September 1991 despite competition from Manchester United. Scored 12 goals as the Hatters were relegated from what became the Premier League, joining Chelsea for 300,000 in August 1992.
Former England international right back moved from Highbury to the Hatters in July 1988 as he went on to play 49 times for Luton, scoring once. Left in 1991 to join Exeter, where he became assistant to Alan Ball.
After signing as a pro with Spurs, he joined Luton in August 1991 for 275,000. Netted over 20 goals to earn himself a move to Sunderland, the Wearsiders paying 800,000 in July 1993.
Former Town boss David Pleat paid 250,000 to sign Harford from Birmingham in December 1984. Earned two England caps and helped Luton win the League Cup in 1988, before moving to Derby in January 1990 for 450,000.
After helping Luton win the League One title while on loan from Portsmouth, Town bought Vine permanently on July 4, 2005. Went on to notch 33 goals in 111 games, sold to Birmingham for 2.5m in January 2007.
Signed from Charlton Athletic in March 1995 as he went on to play 44 times, scoring eight goals. Moved to Milllwall for 185,000 in September 1997, before playing all around the world in the latter stages of his career.
Ex-Arsenal striker headed to Kenilworth Road from Dundee United in March 1989. Only made four appearances and was an unused substitute in the 1989 League Cup final defeat, as he swiftly joined Odense BK.
Was signed by Luton in June 2007, with a compensation fee owed to Shrewsbury Town that was reported as 250,000. Played just 26 times, scoring four goals as he was sold to Wolves for 675,000 in January 2008.
Joined from Sheffield Wednesday in January 2007. Played 63 times, scoring five goals, with a stand-out display against Liverpool in the FA Cup, before a move to Chesterfield in January 2009.
Northern Ireland international was snapped up by Luton in from Premier League Crystal Palace in August 1995. Made 69 appearances for the Hatters, leaving on a free for Dundee United in July 1998.
Signed for Luton from Lyngby in September 1995, when Terry Westley, pictured, was in charge. Only played nine times for Luton, joining Aarhus GF within a few months.
Striker had been a regular scorer in his career, as Town brought him in from Bradford in March 1995. Struggled at Kenilworth Road, with four goals in 40 games as he went to Cambridge in July 1997.
Started out at Mansfield Town, heading to Luton in 1979. Played 91 times, scopring seven goals for the Hatters, with loans at Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, before heading to Newport County.
Came through the ranks at Old Trafford with the likes of David Beckham, moving to Kenilworth Road in August 1997. Only made 30 appearances, scoring once, heading to Macclesfield in December 1998.
Came through the ranks at Luton, before moving to Leeds in July 2004. Went to Watford, with Town paying 200,000 to bring him back in January 2007. Left in July 2008 after a total of 357 games and 43 goals.
Made over 400 appearances for Bolton before Luton came calling in August 1991. Short-lived stay at Kenilworth Road, playing seven times, as he joined Leicester two months later.
Town signed the striker up from Cambridge in July 1992, as he scored six times in 20 games before being sold back to the U's in November for 190,000, due to Luton's financial difficulties.
Was back at Luton for his second spell in July 1995 as he stayed for three seasons, leaving for Stoke City in June 1998 after making 178 appearances and scoring 32 goals in total for the Hatters.
Proved a great signing for the Hatters after joining from Aston Villa in November 1984. Captained Luton to 1988 League Cup victory and played 212 times, scoring 14 goals, before moving to Oxford in July 1989 for 175,000.