Of course, you already know that transfer fees in the modern football world have gone wild. A player has been purchased for at least 100 million euros thirteen times as of this writing, and each season, bettors at bookies other than GamStop put outright wagers on player transfers.
How did these players perform at their new club? Who were they? That information is included in our list of the 10 most costly football transfers ever.
10. Eden Hazard was acquired by Real Madrid from Chelsea for 115 million.
Eden Hazard was purchased by Chelsea from Real Madrid for 115 million in the summer of 2019. The Belgian attacking midfielder’s transfer has been anticipated for a while.
Hazard’s desire to play for “the Royal” was never a secret. The Belgian won the Europa League in his final season and left Chelsea in fine fashion.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus FC acquired him from Real Madrid CF for 117 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo was up for a fresh challenge following a brilliant career at Real Madrid CF, where the Portuguese broke record after record. Juventus FC, a Turin-based team, was more than glad to grant this request.
They spent a minimum of €117 million on Ronaldo. Fans have been talking a lot about Ronaldo’s age, but he keeps scoring goals as he pursues yet another Champions League crown. Spending money wisely.
8. Jack Grealish: For 117.5 million, Aston Villa will transfer to Manchester City.
With his domestic transfer from Aston Villa to Manchester City, Jack Grealish became the most expensive player in the club’s history. Aston Villa receives a transfer from the Manchester club worth 117.5 million euros.
Grealish was able to shine practically every week as a tastemaker of the Premier League after The Villains were elevated to the top level in England. Fans of Aston Villa will therefore undoubtedly miss their favorite and best player.
Grealish, who joined the club’s junior program at the age of 6, played for Birmingham for a whopping 19 years.
7. For 120 million, Atlético Madrid will trade Antoine Griezmann to FC Barcelona.
Antoine Griezmann moved from Atlético Madrid to FC Barcelona for 120 million during the summer 2019 transfer window.
The Catalans, who have long been interested in the French striker, are calmly holding off on the transfer until July 1 because that is when the contract’s provision stating the amount paid would take effect.
However, Atlético Madrid believes that FC Barcelona and Griezmann have already reached an agreement and has fixed a price of 200 million euros.
However, Atletico Madrid never followed through on this demand, therefore Antione Griezmann’s transfer fee is still 120 million euros.
5. Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea acquired from Benfica for 121 million
The most recent player to rank among the top 10 most costly moves in football history is Enzo Fernández. For the general public, Fernández made a breakthrough at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Argentinian midfielder was noticed by the major European powers after winning the World Cup’s award for best young player. Chelsea acquires the 22-year-old midfielder from Benfica for 121 million euros!
This makes Enzo Fernández a record acquisition for an English club; Jack Grealish previously held this record.
5. Joo Felix: Atlético Madrid to Benfica for 127.20 Million
Most likely the least well-known name in this list of ten is Joo Felix. In the summer of 2019, the Portuguese midfielder moved from Benfica to Atlético Madrid for more than 127 million euros.
The youthful midfielder has only so far made one season of appearances for the Portuguese team. Since the Spanish side intended to pay the lump amount in the contract for the exceptional talent, the large transfer fee gives off the impression that they did so.
4. Philippe Coutinho went from FC Barcelona to Liverpool for 135 million.
Philippe Coutinho’s talents at Liverpool FC earned him a move to FC Barcelona in January 2018 after a few fruitful seasons there. Coutinho did not take over as Barcelona’s starting quarterback on a consistent basis in the ensuing 1.5 years.
For the 2019–2020 campaign, FC Bayern Munich received a loan of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian later returned to Barcelona, where he is currently vying for a regular starting position.
3. Ousmane Démbélé: sold to FC Barcelona by Borussia Dortmund for 140 million.
In 2017, the young Frenchman switched from FC Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund. With bonuses totaling €42 million, the Catalan club spent €105 million to get Ousmane. At FC Barcelona, Ousmane’s career has been turbulent.
The team Dortmund lost out on a few million in bonuses because of numerous injuries. Démbélé is still vying for a regular starting position at Blaugrana, though.
2. Kylian Mbappé: 180 million from AS Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain
Many believe Kylian Mbappé will eventually win the Ballon d’Or. Paris Saint-Germain paid at least 180 million for the French attacker who transferred from AS Monaco in 2018 due to his tremendous potential.
Mbappé flourished in Paris and rose to become one of PSG’s all-time greatest players. Kylian Mbappé, the player with the huge ears, is still pursuing the cup with his club in Paris.
1. Neymar was transferred from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million.
Our ranking of the most costly football transfers has Neymar at the top. When the Brazilian moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, he set a new record for the most expensive football player ever.
PSG shelled out a minimum of 222 million for the attacker’s talent. Despite winning the requisite awards while wearing the PSG uniform, Neymar has recently come to the attention of several side concerns.
But now that superstar and close friend Lionel Messi has arrived, there is almost no talk of the Brazilian great leaving the French capital.