Most Expensive Transfers in World Football

With the transfer window open again, it is a great time for teams wanting to add to their squad, not so much for teams not wanting to lose their best players. Just when we thought that teams are paying extremely high amounts for one player then we get even more surprised.

E-Soccer have decided to look into the top 10 most expensive football transfers in world football.

Luis Suarez

Three years ago Luis Suarez was signed by FC Barcelona for a record at the time of €82 euros. Whilst Liverpool didn’t really want to let him go, he nearly won them the Premier League for the first time in over 20 years, the price and player ensured the deal went through.

Virgil van Dijk


The latest addition to the top 10 is Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk. Moving from Liverpool for a reported £75 million, this breaks the world record for a defender. A big reason Liverpool paid so much is because the cost they received for their striker, see number 2.

Romelo Lukaku

Whenever Manchester United have to pay for a footballer they always seem to pay a premium, this time they paid nearly £80 million for Belgium striker Romelo Lukaku. This is a transfer at the right time for the player because 5 years ago he was still as good yet worth less than half the amount. Remember BetNow Sportsbook Odds offer all the listings for all of these players and teams.

Gonzalo Higuain

A cult hero at Napoli, the Argentian striker moved to Juventus which upset many fans. They received £85 million for him to leave but it wasn’t an amicable leave. Don’t expect him to be welcome back at the club where he was once adored.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The best player in the world comes in at a low 6. At the time to move to Real Madrid from Manchester United was a world record, now it seems cheap. The £86 million move surely won’t be his last major transfer.

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid once again broke their own record by signing Welsh Winger Gareth Bale from Tottenham for in excess of £90 million. Whilst at first this seemed over priced, the quality that he brings makes him good value.

Paul Pogba


Manchester United smashed the record by signing French midfielder for £100. The crazy thing about this, Paul Pogba was a Manchester United player and raised through their academy.

Ousmane Dembele

If there is a player on the list that surprised everyone it is Dembele. FC Barcelona paid over £100 million for the 20 year old player. They must have some belief in this player and expect him to perform.

Philippe Coutinho


A move which was always on the cards, however Liverpool managed to get over £145 million for a player that cost them £12 million just 5 years ago.  This is the newest addition to the list and sits at the mid point of number 1 and 3.


The crazy headline about this, FC Barcelona still didn’t want to sell him at £200 million. The only reason he was allowed to leave was due to the contract clause. Paris Saint Germain with the backing of a country are one of only a handful of clubs that could afford the player. The question now is will they will the Champions League.