Arsene Wenger has labelled Paul Pogba's €120 million fee "completely crazy".
The Gunners boss notoriously does not like to splash the cash and is not particularly impressed at the transfer market valuation of the Juventus star.
"It is completely crazy if you cannot afford to pay it. If you can afford to pay it you can justify it," Wenger said.
"It is completely crazy if you compare it to normal life. That is for sure. But we live in a world where every activity that is worldwide makes a lot of money.
"Football has become a worldwide competition and that is why clubs can afford to do it. Does it make sense in the way the player can give you that investment back? Nobody ever could calculate.
"Since I am in this sport I always thought the record cannot go higher and I was always wrong. Maybe in a few years it will be 200, 300 [million], who knows."