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10 Of The Most Expensive Football Transfers In The History

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the biggest business model as well,specially in Europe. Modern pro footballers are one of the highest paid athletes in the world and their valuation by clubs are currently exceeding all our imaginations.

Today we are going to talk about some of the biggest transfers in  the history of European football. The list goes like following....  

10 Of The Most Expensive Football Transfers In The History:

1.Paul Pogba (2016)

Transfer- Juventus to Manchester United

Fee- £89.3 million


The most expensive footballer in the world is Paul Labile Pogba transferred from Juventus Football Club to Manchester United FC with an eye popping fee of £89.3 millions. A Manchester United academy graduate Pogba was sold to Juventus on July 2012 by legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as he was lacking regular football and refused to sign a contract extension.  He was again signed back by new manager Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2016 in a world record deal

2.Gareth Bale (2013)

Transfer- Tottenham To Real Madrid

Fee- £85.3 million


The most expensive transfer in the world before Paul Pogba, Bale is a Wales International Footballer who currently plays as a right winger for Real Madrid Football Club. Gareth Bale was signed  by Real Madrid back in 2013 with a then record fee of £85.3 million . Since then he has won every trophy possible being a Real Madrid player. He has been attracting interests from all the big European clubs with a potential of Bale again being the most expensive player in the world.  

3.Christiano Ronaldo (2009)

Transfer- Manchester United to Real Madrid

Fee-  £87.3 million


The 4 time Ballon d'or and Uefa Golden Shoe winner, Christiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers in the world. Well, greatness also comes with a price in the modern football world and Ronaldo being no less then a gem costing a whopping £87.3 million to Real Madrid. Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United as he had his heart set on to play for the biggest club the world. With Real Madrid, Ronaldo has won 3 Ballon d'ors , 2 Uefa Champions League trophies, 2 la liga titles,1 Spanish super cup, 2 club world cups and 2 Uefa super cups.

4.Gonzalo Higuain (2016)

Transfer- Napoli to Juventus

Fee- £75.3 million


A France born Argentine National Football team Player Gonzalo Higuain currently plays in Italy for Juventus FC as a striker. Higuain has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world like clubs like River Plate, Real Madrid and Napoli. In the year 2016 Higuain became Juventus most expensive buy when he signed for them from Napoli with a transfer fee being around of £75 million. One of the most elite strikers of Europe, Higuain has scored 32 goals in 55 appearances for Juventus till now.

10 Of The Most Expensive Football Transfers In The History:

5.Romelu Lukaku (2017)

Transfer- Everton FC to Manchester United

Fee-£75 million


Manchester United's latest buy Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian International Footballer who played for clubs like Chelsea, West brom, Everton FC. Lukaku signed for United on 10 July 2017 for a transfer fee of £75 million. He is one of the five players to score 50 or more goals in Premier League before turning 23 and also the fourth player to score 80+ goals before turning 24. Lukaku has also scored 20 goals for Belgium national team in 55 appearances.

6.Luis Suarez (2014)

Transfer- Liverpool FC to FC Barcelona

Fee-£75 million


Luis Suarez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for FC Barcelona and Uruguay National Football Team. Suarez Signed for FC Barcelona from Liverpool FC with a transfer being around £75 million, making him the most expensive capture in the history of FC Barcelona. Since joining for them Suarez has scored 121 goals from 147 appearances. Suarez has also played for clubs like Ajax and Liverpool before joining Barcelona.

7.Neymar Jr. (2013)

Transfer- Santos to FC Barcelona

Fee- £71.3 million


Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. is a footballer who plays as an forward for Brazil International Team and FC Barcelona. One of the most talented footballers of the generation Neymar is often compared to his compatriot and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho Gaucho for his skill and trickery with the ball. Neymar signed for FC Barcelona with a deal worth £71.3 million making him the biggest buy for Barcelona before Suarez signed for them.  Since joining, Neymar has scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for FC Barcelona.

8.Alvaro Morata (2017)

Transfer- Real Madrid CF to Chelsea FC

Fee- £68 million


One of the biggest summer signing saga of Alvaro Morata has finally ended as the forward signed for Chelsea in a deal worth £68 million. Morata who has been highly linked for a move away to Manchester United but the deal didn't get realized as Real Madrid valued Morata with a price tag of £80 million which Manchester United unwilling to meet and instead signed a proven premier league forward in Romalu Lukaku from Everton FC. Morata has won 2 Champions League with Real Madrid and has scored 20 goals in 43 appearances.

9.James Rodriguez (2014)

Transfer- FC Monaco to Real Madrid

Fee-£63 million


James Rodriguez signed for Real Madrid CF from FC Monaco in 2014 with a transfer fee of around £63 Million after his golden boot winning performance in 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil. James who generally plays as an attacking midfielder has scored 36 goals in 110 appearances for Real Madrid. Meanwhile, James has been loaned to FC Bayern Munich by Real Madrid for a term of 2 years with a buyout clause. Regarded as one of the best footballer of his generation James didn't get the recognition he deserved at Real Madrid and was linked with a move away from the Spanish capital. With a host of Clubs approaching Real Madrid for James signature ,the club decided to loan out James to Bayern Munich for a period of 2 years.

10.Angel Di Maria (2014)

Transfer- Real Madrid CF to Manchester United

Fee-£59.7 Million


Currently playing for league 1 club Peris Saint-Germain, Angel Di Maria is an Argentine International footballer who plays as an winger and attacking midfielder for both club and country. Di Maria was sold by Real Madrid to Manchester United in a deal worth of £59.7 million in 2014 as one of the record signing of the summer but things didn't got well for Di Maria at Manchester as he left for PSG after spending only one summer at Premier League. He signed for PSG in a deal worth of £44 million as then manager of United Louis Van Gaal describing the deal as "did not know why". Di Maria received lot of criticism for signing for PSG with only one season spell in Manchester.    

With the transfer market in full flow and rumours of Neymar Jr. and Alexis Sanchez to be on the move, the list above might change significantly but till then these are the most expensive transfers in the history of football transfers.



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