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The 10 Most Expensive January Transfers So Far

The 10 Most Expensive January Transfers So Far

By David Kappel - Jan 10, 2018 07:32 PM @kappilinho

About a third of the January window has passed, with Philippe Coutinho becoming the second most expensive player in history – here are the 10 costliest deals of the window so far.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 most expensive deals so far in this window.

The Brazilian joined FC Barcelona from Liverpool for a whopping €160 million (R2.4 billion), with only Neymar's €222 million (R3.3 billion) move to Paris Saint-Germain being more expensive in the history of the game.

Liverpool were also involved in the second most expensive deal of the current window when finally lured Virgil van Dijk from Southampton to Anfield. The 26-year-old became the priciest defender in history after Liverpool paid €78.8 million (R1.2 billion) to secure his services.

Atletico Madrid bought Diego Costa from Chelsea for €66 million (R985 million), despite the Brazil-born Spaniard not making a single appearance for the Blues in the first half of the season.

Cenk Tosun starred for Besiktas in the UEFA Champions League with four goals in six games, and Everton secured his services for €22 million (R328 million) – the fourth highest outlay this month.

Ross Barkley's €16.9 million (R252 million) move from the Toffees to Chelsea is considered a bargain by many, but even so, it is the fifth most expensive deal this window so far.

Bayern Munich dived into the market to buy a back-up to Robert Lewandowski and got Germany international Sandro Wagner for just €13 million (R194 million).

Brazilians Guilherme Arana, Jo, Lucas Pratto and Wendel complete the 10 most expensive January deals so far, but many expect them to be replaced by more expensive transfers before the window closes, especially given that none of them cost more than €11 million (R164 million).

Read: Neymar Rated World's Most Valuable Star, Ronaldo Drops To 49th

Note: All transfer values are based on information from Transfermarkt.

Which other expensive deals would you still like to see before the window closes? Have your say in the comments section below.


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SDUDLA SE KHOSI Jan 11, 2018 07:43 AM
coutinho the best
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Golden Boots Jan 11, 2018 06:16 AM
The thought of Coutinho playing for Barça sounds too good to be true even if it is true.

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