Top 10 Most Expensive Footballers in the World
The big clubs of world football are targeting with a huge amount of money to get the best footballers. One has set a record in the game of switching with more money and the other is breaking it. Let’s see who is in the top 10 of the list of the most expensive footballers in history.
Top 10 Expensive Footballers [Updated 2022]
1. Neymar, 222 million euros
Neymar is the only player to have twice in the list often. Neymar left Barcelona for PSG last summer. The Brazilian star broke Paul Pogba’s world record of 105 million euros more than doubled last season. Neymar is repaying the French club by scoring 16 goals in the first 20 matches.
2. Kylian Mbabane, 160 million euros
It is to be noted that Kylian Mbabane has come to PSG on loan from Monaco at the beginning of this season. According to the terms of the loan agreement, PSG will be able to sign him permanently till June 2022. They will have to count 160 million euros. If signed permanently, the French forward will be the second most expensive player in the world.
3. Philippe Coutinho, 160 million euros
Barcelona has been trying to sign Coutinho since Neymar left. However, Liverpool turned down three offers from the Catalan club. The English club finally agreed to release him in January. Liverpool will initially receive 120 million euros. The remaining 40 million euros will be received later.
4. Ousmane Dembele, 105 million euros
When Dembele left Borussia Dortmund for New Camp last summer, he was the most expensive player in Barcelona. Dembele, however, has not yet had a chance to give his best. So far, he has spent almost the entire season off the field with a knee injury.
5. Paul Pogba, 105 million euros
Manchester United made a big mistake by allowing Pogba to move to Juventus in a free transfer in 2012. Four years later, the Red Devils have had to bring the French midfielder to Old Trafford with a record transfer fee. Pogba has slowly begun to answer why he was brought back at such a high price.
6. Gareth Bale, 100.7 million euros
another former record holder. When Real Madrid signed Bell from Tottenham in 2013, he was the first player to earn 100 million euros. The Welsh star is still the most expensive player in Britain to be sold.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo, 94 million euros
In 2009, the Portuguese star was the most expensive player in the world. Then Real Madrid recruited him from Manchester United. Ronaldo came to Real and won four Ballon d’Ors and three Champions League titles.
8. Neymar, 82 million euros
Barcelona recruited Neymar from Santos in 2013. Which was one of the biggest and most controversial shifts? Gonzalo Higuain, 90 million euros Juventus surprised Napoli in the summer of 2016. Juventus’ decision to give the Argentine striker a full buy-out clause surprised many more. Juventus, however, paid 90 million euros in two installments.
9. Virgil von Dyke, 74 million euros
Virgil von Dyke, the only defender in the top ten at. 74.5 million. That means he is the most expensive defender in the world. Liverpool finalized the purchase of Dyke from Southampton in late December. The Dutch defender broke Kyle Walker’s 60 million records from Tottenham Hotspur in Manchester City last July.
10. Romelu Lukaku, 64.7 million euros
Lukaku joined Manchester United on a five-year deal from Everton in July last year. The Belgian forward has scored 17 goals in 31 appearances for United.
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