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The 10 Most Expensive Transfers In History, Ronaldo 7th!

Cristiano Ronaldo completed a sensational €100 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus on Tuesday, but there are six players who cost more than the superstar did. Here are the 10 most expensive transfers in football history.

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The Portugal international joined the Serie A giants for a fee of €100 million (R1.57 billion) earlier this week, as confirmed by Juventus via their official website.

The whopping transfer is the seventh-biggest deal in football history, although Ronaldo cost less than half of what Paris Saint-Germain transferred to FC Barcelona for Neymar – a world record €222 million (R3.5 billion).

The Brazilian leads the ranking ahead of Kylian Mbappe, who cost PSG €180 million (R2.82 billion) after his initial loan move with an obligation to buy from Monaco was made permanent.

Philippe Coutinho's €120 million (R1.89 billion) transfer from Liverpool to FC Barcelona completes the three most expensive deals ever, followed by Ousmane Dembele's switch from Borussia Dortmund to Barca, and Paul Pogba's move from Juventus to Manchester United, which both cost €105 million (R1.65 billion).

Gareth Bale is the sixth and final player who cost more than Ronaldo, with the Welshman having famously completed a €101 million (R1.58 billion) transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Los Blancos in 2013.

Ronaldo himself actually appears twice in the top 10, with his €94 million (R1.47 billion) move from United to Real being the eighth most expensive deal in history.

Gonzalo Higuain appears in ninth position after completing a €90 million (R1.41 billion) switch from Napoli to Juve two years ago, while Neymar also appears a second time in the top 10. The Brazilian's move from Santos to Barcelona, at €88.2 million (R1.38 billion), completes the 10 costliest deals in the game.

Read: Details Of Ronaldo's Whopping Juve Deal Revealed?

Note: The information in this article is based on Transfermarkt information and describes transfers, excluding add-on fees.

Do you think paying €100 million for 33-year-old Ronaldo is a good deal by Juventus? Have your say in the comments section below.

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