If we go by the layman’s definition, transfer in sports means a “fee paid by one soccer or rugby club to another for the transfer of a player”. So it’s basically the amount paid to acquire a player, however it may sound simple but its a complex process. As it not only involves the management of the two clubs but also various agents and mediators who represent the player.
The high amount is not directly related to the performance of the player. As seen recently in the case of Paul Pogba. According to his manager, it has rather affected the player’s performance due to high pressure.
So today we have prepared a list featuring the most expensive transfer fees.
|Players (Nation)||Transfer fee||Club Transfer|
|1. Paul Pogba||€105 million||Juventus to Manchester United(2016)|
|2. Gareth Bale (Wales)||€100.8 million||Tottenham to Real Madrid(2013)|
|3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||€94.4 million||Man United to Real Madrid(2009)|
|4. Luis Suarez (Uruguay)||€94 million||Liverpool to FC Barcelona(2014)|
|5. Neymar (Brazil)||€86.2 million||Santosh to FC Barcelona(2013)|
|6. James Rodriguez (Colombia)||€80 million||Monaco to Real Madrid(2014)|
|7. Angel Di Maria (Argentina)||€75.75 million||Real Madrid to Man United(2014)|
|8. Zinedine Zidane (France)||€75 million||Juventus to Real Madrid(2001)|
|9. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)||€69.79 million||Wolfsburg to Manchester City(2015)|
|10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)||€68.5 million||Inter milan to Barcelona(2009)|
|11. Kaka (Brazil)||€65 million||AC milan to Real Madrid(2009)|
|12. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)||€64 million||Napoli to PSG(2013)|
|13. David Luiz (Brazil)||€63.44 million||Chelsea to PSG(2014)|
|14. Raheem Sterling (Jamaica)||€62.17 million||Liverpool to Manchester City(2015)|
|15. Radamel Falcao (Colombia)||€60 million||Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco(2013)|