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The 10 Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time

The 10 Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time

By Kurt Buckerfield - Dec 28, 2017 07:02 PM @KurtLaduma

New Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk has become the most expensive defender in history, but where does he fit in among the most expensive transfers of all time?

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 10 biggest deals of all time, according to Transfermarkt.

Neymar's switch from FC Barcelona to French giants Paris Saint-Germain for £199.8 million (R3.3 billion) is the most expensive transfer in the history of the sport.

Barca replaced the Brazilian with France international Ousmane Dembele, whose £94.5 million (R1.56 billion) move saw him become the second most expensive player ever.

Paul Pogba's £94.5 million (R1.56 billion) move from Juventus to Manchester United is third on the list, while in fourth is Gareth Bale's £90.9 million (R1.5 billion) transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013.

Cristiano Ronaldo's 2009 transfer to Los Blancos from the Red Devils for £84.6 million (R1.39 billion) is fifth, one place higher than Gonzalo Higuain's switch from Napoli to Juventus for £81 million (R1.33 billion).

Neymar's 2013 move to Barca from Santos for £79.38 million (R1.31 billion) is seventh on the list, followed by Romelu Lukaku's £76.23 million (R1.26 billion) transfer to Manchester United at the beginning of the season.

Van Dijk Among Liverpool's Top 10 Highest Paid Players

Van Dijk is ninth on the list with his £76 million (R1.25 billion) transfer from Southampton to Liverpool, which was announced on Wednesday evening, while Luis Suarez's transfer from the Reds to Barca for £73.55 million (R1.2 billion) is 10th.

Do you think Van Dijk is worth what Liverpool have spent on him? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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kingMzu84 Dec 31, 2017 06:46 AM
Neymer is going to move to Madrid by another record tranfer
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Matayitayi Dec 30, 2017 08:45 AM
Barca has the money that's what I've noticed in the past 23 yrs of suppoting European football .
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Lenyora-1937 Dec 29, 2017 10:36 AM
As much as I believe that Neymar is good, I’m still not convinced he is worth the price tag PSG paid. Hopefully he will repay it with 2 UCL titles & top it with a World Cup title too.
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cowpule Dec 29, 2017 09:27 AM
You can't say of all time bcos this is going to change as early as the next transfer window if not in this one e.g zidane's transfer to real was once the biggest but that record was broken even R9 transfer to real was once the biggest but it was broken so there is no expensive transfer of all time

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