With Paul Pogba returning to Manchester United for a whooping sum, we take a look at the most expensive transfers in football history.
Ronaldo, Pogba, Bale lead the list of most expensive player transfers. Credit: Various
has surpassed the £85m deal that saw Paul Pogba move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2013. Gareth Bale
He re-joined Manchester United – which he left for Juventus in 2012 – after signing a world record five-year contract valued at £89m at the Old Trafford.
It’s the first time an English club will set a world record transfer fee, after Newcastle United paid £15m to sign
Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers in 1996.
Here are the top 15 most expensive player transfers in football history:
1. Paul Pogba
A quick selfie before interviews. Credit: Manchester United.
Transfer: Juventus to Manchester United
2. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale celebrates his goal for Real Madrid against Manchester City in their UCL game. Credit: Getty Images
Transfer: Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the highest paid athlete in the world. Credit: AP
Transfer: Manchester United to Real Madrid
Year: 2009 4.
Higuain set a new scoring record in Serie A last season with his 36 goals for Napoli
Transfer: Napoli to Juventus
Neymar is presently representing Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Credit: AP
Transfer: Santos to Barcelona
6. Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez won 2015/16 LaLiga Pichichi award with 40 goals, five ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Credit: Getty Images
Transfer: Liverpool to Barcelona
7. James Rodríguez
James Rodriguez has been linked to Arsenal after they missed out on Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez. Credit: YouTube
Transfer: AS Monaco to Real Madrid
8. Ángel Di María
Credit: Getty Images
In July 2015, Di María moved to PSG for a fee believed to be worth £44 million, signing a four-year contract. Credit: Getty Images
Transfer: Real Madrid to Manchester United
9. Zlatan Ibrahimović
Mourinho in his second season at Inter Milan swapped Ibrahimović for Barcelona’s Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o and a reported £35 million transfer fee was also paid to Inter – NOW THEY’RE BACK TOGETHER IN MANCHESTER!
Transfer: Inter to Barcelona
Kaka won the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or awards in 2007. Photo: Getty Images
Transfer: AC Milan to Real Madrid
11. Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne celebrates a goal against PSG
Transfer: Wolfsburg to Manchester City
12. Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring the second goal for Paris St Germain against Chelsea at Parc des Princes, Paris, France. Credit:
Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes
Transfer: Napoli to PSG
13. Radamel Falcao
El Tigre is looking to revive his career at Moanco after successive underwhelming spells at Man. United and Chelsea!
Transfer: Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco
14. Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres controls ball on air. Credit: Wire Image
Transfer: Liverpool to Chelsea
15. David Luiz
David Luiz could not confine his joy after netting against his former employers as PSG knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League. Photo: Getty Images
Transfer: Chelsea to PSG