The world of football has had turbulent years when it comes to transfer fees. The transfer markets have become a competition over which team has the most financial resources and who gets the best players., offering exorbitant amounts that constantly exceed the limits of the market. From the 2017/2018 campaign to the present, there have been numerous surgeries that have left both fans and experts baffled due to the astronomical numbers involved. Below are the top 10 most expensive transfers in recent years.
1. Neymar – 222 million euros
Neymar came to PSG in the 2017/2018 season from Barcelona and so far no one has managed to surpass his transfer as the most expensive in history. The former Santos player has arrived in Paris after an outstanding 2016/2017 campaign at Barça., where he scored 20 goals and provided 26 assists in 45 games. In addition, he won the Spanish Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and La Liga, playing a stellar role. He also led a historic comeback against the Paris side in the Champions League.
2. Kylian Mbappé – €180 million
Kylian Mbappe moved to Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco in the 2017/2018 season. At that moment, he was only 18 years old, but he had already had a great season with the Monegasque team, where he converted 28 goals and provided 14 assists in 46 games. He played a key role in the Rojiblancos championship and also received the award for the best young player in Ligue 1. In addition, he helped the principality’s team reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
3. Philippe Coutinho – €135 million
Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona in the 2017/2018 season due to the departure of Neymar. The “little magician” has joined the Barça squad after an outstanding 2016/2017 run at Liverpool. in which he played 36 fights, shook the net 14 times and gave nine assists.
4. Ousmane Dembele – 135 million euros
Ousmane Dembele moved to Barcelona in the 2017/2018 season from Borussia Dortmund. “Mosquito” assimilated on the orders of Ernesto Valverde after a course on which he collaborated, scoring 10 goals and providing 21 assists in 49 confrontations with the Aurinegra team..
5. Joao Felix – 127.2 million euros.
Joao Felix moved to Atlético Madrid in the 2019/2020 season from Benfica. In the period 2018/2019 the Portuguese 20 hit the gate and gave 11 assists on goal in 43 fightseven though he is only 19 years old.
6. Enzo Fernandez – €121 million
Enzo Fernandez moved to Chelsea in the 2022/2023 season from Benfica. Before joining the cast that makes life at Stamford Bridge, He played 29 matches in which he scored 4 goals and gave 7 assists.. In addition, he performed brilliantly at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where he won the championship with Argentina and was awarded the title of the best young player of the competition.
7. Antoine Griezmann – 120 million euros.
Antoine Griezmann moved to Barça in the 2019/2020 season from Atlético Madrid. The Little Prince arrived at the Camp Nou with 21 goals and 10 assists in 48 games. by order of Diego Simeone in the 2018/2019 academic year.
8. Jack Grealish – €117.5 million
Jack Grealish arrived at Manchester City in the 2021/2022 season from Aston Villa. During 2020/2021 led by Dean Smith and Steven Gerrard scored a total of seven goals and 12 assists in 17 confrontations with the “villains”.. He left, being the captain and the standard of his team.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 117 million euros.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in the 2018/2019 season. The Portuguese came out of an outstanding campaign with meringues, in which he converted 44 goals and gave 8 assists in 44 matches in a white shirt.. Similarly, he won the Champions League and was the tournament’s top scorer, as well as one of the top scorers in La Liga, and also won the Ballon d’Or.
10. Declan Rice – 116.6 million euros.
Declan Rice is Arsenal’s new signing for the 2023/2024 season from West Ham. midfielder In the 2022/2023 school year, he played a key role in helping the Hammers reach the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.collaborating with five goals and four assists in 50 games.