Summer transfer window is already open, clubs across Europe will be aiming to strengthen their squads in preparation for next season through bringing in new energy. Most clubs are expected to spend much money during this transfer window. English Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City will be in contention to sign their summer targets before the start of next season.
Nonetheless, in the past few years clubs in Europe have been able to make some staggering transfers and we take a look at some of the most expensive transfers that have been done in the previous transfer windows. Brazilian and PSG winger Neymar Junior tops the list as the most expensive player to be signed by a European club. Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017, Neymar became one of the most expensive player to be signed.
Kylian Mbappe closely follows his teammate as one of the most expensive signings, Mbappe joined PSG in 2018 at a staggering transfer fee of £162 million. Philippe Coutinho, João Felix and Antoine Griezmann come third, fourth and fifth as all time biggest transfer values. In 2018 Coutinho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a record breaking transfer fee. Portuguese João Felix is also among the most expensive signings when he joined Atletico Madrid from Benfica.
Former Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo, Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba come sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Cristiano Ronaldo broke the transfer record when he joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018. Meanwhile Ousmane Dembele emerged to be one of the all time transfer values when he joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 at an incredible release fee of £97 million. Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Harry Maguire close the list of the all time biggest transfer values across Europe. Hazard joined Real Madrid in 2018 after spending 7 years at Stamford Bridge, he joined the Los Blancos at a fee of £88 million. Meanwhile Harry Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City in 2019, he became one of the biggest signings that the club has ever done.
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