Monday 10 December 2018

10 most expensive footballers in history

Neymar's move to Paris St Germain last summer made him the most expensive footballer in history
Neymar's move to Paris St Germain last summer made him the most expensive footballer in history

Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona from Liverpool for the second-highest fee in football history.

The move is understood to cost an initial 120million euros (£106.4m) with another 40m euros (£35.5m) in add-ons.

Here, Press Association Sport lists the top 10, with the top three all involving Barca.

1 Neymar, Barcelona to Paris St Germain, 2017, £200.6million

2 Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018, £106.4m

3 Ousmane Dembele, Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017, £96.8m

4 Paul Pogba, Juventus to Manchester United, 2016, £89m

5 Gareth Bale, Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013, £85.3m

6 Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009, £80m

7 Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli to Juventus, 2016, £75.3m

8= Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Manchester United, 2017, £75m

8= Virgil van Dijk, Southampton to Liverpool, 2018, £75m

10 Luis Suarez, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014, £65m.

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