Top 10 Football Transfers of All Time

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The most expensive football transfers in history include the PS198million move of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. While the Brazilian striker hasn’t lifted the Champions League at the Parc des Princes, he remains the most expensive signing in history. In second place is Kylian Mbappe, who has scored an incredible number of goals in Ligue 1 and helped PSG become one of the most potent attacks in the world. Last but not least, Philipp Coutinho joined Barcelona for PS105m in 2018.

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Paul Pogba

If you’re looking for a star midfielder in the summer transfer window, it’s difficult to find a better option than Paul Pogba. After a disappointing season with Manchester United, he’s now in the market for a new club. During the summer transfer window, he’s already been linked with a move to Manchester City or Real Madrid. Despite a disappointing season at United, Pogba’s form has been impressive and he’s expected to sign a new contract with a new club.

Manchester City have broken the transfer record by signing England midfielder Jack Grealish for PS100m. This deal has smashed the previous record and overtaken several mega-money deals. While Pogba was a big name, he’s not the world’s most expensive player. But he is among the best-paid players in the world. Those are the top 10 transfers in football history.

Ousmane Dembele

With the transfer window rapidly approaching, it seems that Ousmane Dembele is in demand. Chelsea are the top favourites to sign the France international. However, Dembele is out of contract at FC Barcelona and is expected to leave for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The striker joined the Catalan club for PS100m in 2017, but he has not settled well in the Spanish capital. His injury problems have hindered his progress since his move.

Chelsea have a lot of competition for forwards and the signing of Dembele should help them get some much-needed quality reinforcements. But the club also have to compete with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. It will be tough for Dembele to prove himself, but he is a great signing. Despite his recent injury problems and attitude issues, Chelsea will have to find ways to get the most out of him before they can sell him for a profit.

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Romelu Lukaku

In the first half of the season, Everton lost to Manchester City and Aston Villa, but drew with Liverpool. Lukaku recently said that the Everton-Liverpool derby is the best derby of all time. This statement was reported by Sky Sports. Everton, however, continued to lose, losing to Arsenal, West Ham and West Brom.

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Despite the Chelsea fans’ love for the club and his talent, there has been plenty of talk about his future. Chelsea were rumoured to sell him last summer, but the club were reluctant to do so. In fact, the club were willing to pay PS75 million for the Belgium international. This move is said to have boosted Chelsea’s transfer total, leapfrogging Neymar and Ronaldo.

Antoine Griezmann

The Frenchman is currently playing for Atletico Madrid. He was the second-most expensive transfer of the previous close season, followed by Philippe Coutinho. Neither player has enjoyed a great season at the club, however. Indeed, many of the players in the top 10 list have not been very successful. But, with Antoine Griezmann’s new contract and his incredible skills, he could become a huge success in Manchester.

A recent article from L’Equipe explains why Griezmann was a top target for Barcelona. According to the source, Griezmann is a talented forward who has struggled to link up with his team mates. He was previously at Malaga, but has now become a leader at Sociedad. However, he has yet to crack the Barca code, mainly due to his lack of confidence and an inability to read team-mates’ runs.

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Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho is a Brazilian international who was born on 12 June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. He initially played for a local team called Vasco da Gama before joining Inter Milan at the age of 16. After nine years, the young player impressed the Italians and they reportedly signed him for PS3.4 million. Despite being under 18, he was loaned back to the Brazilian club for more experience.

Having been linked with Liverpool, Everton, Spurs, and Arsenal, Coutinho’s future is currently uncertain. However, a report in Mundo Deportivo suggests that the Premier League side is “positioned” to sign the Brazilian ace. The report claims that Barcelona are prepared to accept a PS120million loss on the player in exchange for his services. But the Spanish giants will only consider a transfer if they get the price right.

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Antoine Alvaro Morata

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the future of Spanish striker Antoine Alvaro Morata. The Spain international spent the last two seasons in Turin and is expected to return to Juventus for a second spell in September 2020. He scored 20 goals in Serie A last season but Juventus decided not to buy him outright. The striker is now back at the Wanda Metropolitano. In other news, Fulham have agreed to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno for a three-year deal with an option to extend it by one year.

Barcelona have reportedly offered the striker a four-year contract, but despite his age and the fact that he has already played for four top-flight clubs, Morata has only managed four double-digit goal seasons. He has never scored more than 15 league goals in one season. Nevertheless, despite his age and the fact that he’s only 29, Alvaro Morata is still a legitimate top 10 striker. But he’s not a popular player in Spain.

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Diego Costa

When it comes to the best football transfers of all time, Diego Costa has earned his place among the top 10. After joining Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee in 2007, he has established himself as one of the most expensive signings in club history. He was one of the key players behind the success of the Spanish club in the 2014 World Cup. Earlier in his career, Costa had struggled to establish himself at a first team level. However, he has stepped up in recent years, scoring over 20 goals in the Premier League.

After spells at Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, Diego Costa has now been linked with a move back to the Premier League. However, it is important to remember that the Spanish international has been out of a club for six months. After having his contract at Wanda Metropolitano terminated in January, the striker was unable to agree on a new deal with another top European club. His latest move has therefore come in the summer transfer window and he has now signed for Atletico Mineiro. Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Diego Costa as they are a team that is capable of reviving the ailing Chelsea.

Alvaro Morata

Having spent more than a decade at Real Madrid, Spain striker Alvaro Morata has become a vital player in the Bianconeri’s attack. He earned 34 caps for the national team at youth level and helped them win the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He has since made his senior debut, playing for Spain in two World Cups and winning the Coppa Italia in both seasons. In 2016-17, he joined Juventus for a club record fee of around PS60 million, earning the UEFA Champions League with the Italian club. This January, he joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea.

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A year after his move to Chelsea, Alvaro Morata scored his 20th league goal. Despite the poor start to the season at the Bernabeu, he went on to score eight goals in 41 appearances for the club. Despite this, he has received criticism for his lack of physicality and has yet to live up to his hype. However, he has earned a place in the top 10 football transfers of 2018.

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Diego Costa’s return to Shakhtar Donetsk

A new season could mean a return for Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid. The striker’s departure from Chelsea was confirmed earlier this summer, but the club has resisted a return for the Spaniard. Diego Costa is expected to join Atletico in January, but he will not be registered until January 2018. Regardless of the reason for his transfer, the news will not go down well with Manchester United, who are already down a player.

Diego Costa is currently on holiday after playing for Brazil at the Copa America. He was a late substitute, missing a penalty against Paraguay. He will begin Bayern Munich training on July 11.

Cristiano Ronaldo

With Ronaldo’s value dropping, some are questioning whether the move to Madrid is worth the hype. The Portuguese star has 53 goals and 14 assists in 75 appearances for Juventus. The price tag is still high, but it’s not an outright mistake to view the signing as an investment in the future of the club. However, it’s worth remembering that Ronaldo has not been as impressive as his value suggests.

Manchester United are currently at capacity and are unable to afford another star forward. They have also opted to keep Neymar, a pressing option. Man City, meanwhile, were a hot candidate to sign Ronaldo but instead signed Erling Haaland. Liverpool, on the other hand, have a settled line-up with Jota and Nunez. Hence, it is unlikely that the Portuguese star will join a club that doesn’t have a clear front line.

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