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Most Expensive Football Transfers

Sebastian Langer 0

Football transfers are sometimes controversial aspects of the game and are many transfers are often very costly for a team.

1. Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez, a striker from Uruguay, transferred from Liverpool in 2014 and joined Barcelona.  The fee was €82 million.  Suarez is known for his controversial playing, which includes an unfortunate biting incident in the 2014 World Cup.  Since this unfortunate incident he has concentrated on playing and scoring.  In the 2015-2016 season he was awarded the European Golden Shoe.

2. Virgil van Dijk

In 2013 van Dijk played for Celtic.  After being instrumental in winning the Scottish Premiership League he later joined Southampton in 2015.  In January 2018 he transferred to Liverpool for a record transfer of €84 million, the highest transfer fee at the time for a defender and a bit more than you’d win playing pokies online.

3. Romelo Lukaku

Born in Belgium he started his career with Rupel Boom and then joined Lierse.  In 2011 he transferred to Chelsea and also spent seasons on loan to West Bromwich, Albion and Everton.  In 2017 he transferred to Manchester United for a fee of around €101 million.

4. Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain had an excellent season, 2015-2016, while playing for Napoli.  Juventus paid a transfer fee of €90 million for this talented scorer.  Napoli fans were understandably very upset about the transfer of the Argentinian striker.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

One of the most expensive players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009.

The most capped player in Portugal he has won the Ballon d’Or.  In July year he transferred to Juventus for a fee of €117 million.

6. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a popular Welsh player and in 2013 was the most expensive player in the world.

Considered as the most expensive transfer by Real Madrid, Bale moved from Tottenham Hotspur for €100 million.

7. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba, a French international moved to Manchester United for a transfer fee of €105 million.  This particular deal broke the world record for transfers.

He initially played for Juventus and then transferred to Manchester United in 2016.

6. Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele is a French footballer who currently plays for Barcelona and his national team France.  He started playing at Rennes and then played at Dortmund in 2016.

He transferred to Barcelona for a fee of €105 million and together with Paul Pogba became the most expensive player.

7. Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho is a Brazilian player and plays for Barcelona and his national team Brazil.  He has played for Inter-Milan and Espanyol.

In 2013 he went to play for Liverpool and did very well there.  In January 2018 he transferred to Barcelona for a fee of €142 million which has made him one of the most expensive players in the world.

8. Neymar

Probably the most expensive transfer of all time was when Paris Saint Germain bought Brazilian football star Neymar for €222 million and in 2017 he moved from the Barcelona team.

He is considered as one of the most expensive players.

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