The winter transfer window is over now, their was not much heavy activity in this window. The transfer market has been heavily inflated in the past few years so here we are taking a look at the most notable ones.
As a result of his move to the French capital, the Brazilian is now the most expensive player of all time, having smashed the previous record held by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who arrived at Old Trafford last summer from Juventus for €105m. Mbappe, meanwhile, moves to second on the list.
Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona in last January puts him third on the list, while Barca’s capture of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for €105m plus add-ons sees him ahead of Pogba in the top five.
Cristiano Ronaldo occupies positions seven and eight on the list, with his move to Juventus in the summer of 2018 eclipsing the cost of his transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United nine years earlier.
Most expensive British player
As stated above, while Neymar and Pogba’s moves saw Gareth Bale slip to third, the recent transfer of Mbappe, Coutinho and Dembele saw him drop further down to sixth place in the all-time standings. This doesn’t affect as Wales international remains the most expensive British player of all time, thanks to his €100.8m move to Real Madrid in 2013.
The costliest English player in history, incidentally, is Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who joined from Liverpool in 2015 for €69.1m.
Most expensive teeneger
After joining PSG, Mbappe became the second-most expensive player of all time. He is now to most expensive teenager ever.
The Former AS Monaco wonder kid had a lot of suitors but opted to join his hometown club PSG on a loan-to-buy deal that will be worth €180m after bonuses – not bad for a player who only turned 20 this December!
Most expensive defender
Virgil van Dijk became the most expensive defender of all time when Liverpool forked out a fee worth £84.5m to Southampton for the Netherlands international’s services in summer 2018. Now he has proved he is worth every single penny Liverpool paid for him.
David Luiz’s €62.5m was the biggest amount paid for a defender to move from Chelsea to PSG. However, VVD’s move within the Premier League from saints to Anfield shattered that record by a mile.
Most expensive goalkeeper
For a long time, former Juventus captain and current PSG Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon held this record when he joined the Turin based club outfit from Parma for €52m way back in 2001, which is a mammoth fee when inflation is considered.
The record stood for a long time only to be broken twice within weeks, when Liverpool brought in Roma’s Alisson Becker for €73m, to temporarily make him the world’s most expensive keeper.
The record was just broken after years by Liverpool only to be broken again by Chelsea, who matched Kepa Arrizabalaga’s €80m release clause with Athletic Bilbao. This meant the Spain international has quickly dethroned Alisson for the No.1 spot in transfer history.
Biggest transfer outside of Europe
The way Chinese Clubs are splashing the cash in the recent years they were meant to break this type of record. The biggest fee amount a non-European club has ever paid for a player is €60.3m, which Shanghai SIPG handed over to Chelsea for Brazil midfielder Oscar in 2016.
However, with the way the market is going, who knows which record will be shattered next?!