BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 10: Neymar #10 of Brazil and Messi #10 of Argentina battle for the ball during a match between Brazil and Argentina as part 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mineirao stadium on November 10, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Neymar completes most expensive transfer deal ever

This week Neymar became the worlds most expensive football player ever with a (AU) $329 million (€222m) transfer from Barcelona to PSG.

The Brazilian is now the most expensive player of all time with his deal more than doubling the previous highest transfer of Paul Pogba’s €105m Juventus- Manchester United deal made last year.

He even tops his own 2013 Santos- Barcelona €86.2m deal which is currently the sixth highest transfer.

The deal tops Gareth Bale’s €100.8m Tottenham- Real Madrid transfer in 2013 and Gonzalo Higuain’s Naopli- Juventus 2016 €90m deal in 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo still holds the fourth highest transfer of €94m from 2009 when he moved clubs from Manchester United to Real Madrid.

Ronaldo’s deal was the highest transfer for four years but Neymar’s transfer is €128m Euros more.

Gonzalo Higuain’s 2016 Napoli- Juventus deal is currently the fifth highest earning him €90m.

Top 20 highest football transfers.

Pos Player Clubs Year Fee (Euro)
1 Neymar Barcelona- Paris Saint-Germain 2017 €222m
2 Paul Pogba Juventus – Manchester United 2016 €105m
3 Gareth Bale Tottenham – Real Madrid 2013 €100.8m
4 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United – Real Madrid 2009 €94m
5 Gonzalo Higuain Napoli – Juventus 2016 €90m
6 Neymar Santos – Barcelona 2013 €86.2m
7 Romelu Lukaku Everton – Manchester United 2017 €84.8m
8 Luis Suarez Liverpool – Barcelona 2014 €82.3m
9 James Rodriguez Monaco – Real Madrid 2014 €80m
10 Alvaro Morata Real Madrid – Chelsea 2017 €78.9m
11 Zinedine Zidane Juventus – Real Madrid 2001 €77.5m
12 Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg – Manchester City 2015 €75m
13 Angel Di Maria Real Madrid – Manchester United 2014 € 74.60
14 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Inter – Barcelona 2009 €69.5m
15 Raheem Sterling Liverpool – Manchester City 2015 €69.1m
16 Kaka AC Milan – Real Madrid 2009 €65m
17 Edinson Cavani Napoli- PSG 2013 € 64.50
18 David Luiz Chelsea – PSG 2014 € 62.50
19 Angel Di Maria Manchester United – PSG 2015 €61.6m
20 Oscar Chelsea – Shanghai SIPG 2016 €60.3m

 

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