Year 2017 has been the year of very famous ‘Football Players Transfer’ and has seen 10 transfers until now, and not to forget the latest and the world record breaking transfer of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for £200 million.
With this transfer, Neymar has set a benchmark for the transfers to come in the future. Where the future is uncertain, let’s take a look at the history of the most expensive transfers.
Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG
Neymar’s transfer was announced in August, 2017 for a record breaking transfer fee of £200 million by PSG. This move of Neymar was his own decision of trying “new experiences and challenges” and that he thinks “PSG believes in him”.
Paul Pogba’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United
Midfielder Pogba joined Manchester United from Juventus for £89.3 million on Aug, 2016. He joined the club on a 5 year contract saying “this is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to.”
Gareth Bale’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid
Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid back in 2013 for a ‘heart breaking’ transfer fee of £85.3 million. This deal was termed as “dumb” as Bale was amongst the best footballers and amount expected by Spurs or Madrid fans, was probably agony. “I know many players talk of their desire to join the club of their boyhood dreams, but I can honestly say, this is my dream come true” said Bale at the time of joining Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £80 million in the year 2009, which made him the highest paid player then. The decision came at request of Ronaldo after he “expressed his desire to leave” back then. Ronaldo’s current net worth is $45 million which comes from his annual salary.
Gonzalo Higuaín’s transfer from Napoli to Juventus
Napoli’s Striker Gonzalo Higuaín joined Juventus in the year 2016 for a transfer fee of £75.3 million. “I chose to join Juventus but he[De Laurentiis] pushed me to do it. Now, I’m really happy I did and I want to thank Juventus for the effort they made to come and get me” said Gonzalo at the time of joining Juventus.