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Top 10 most profitable football transfers of all time

Numerous transfers happen in each of the transfer windows. Most of Europe’s big clubs are known as big-spending clubs. They prefer to buy proven talents by shelling out huge transfer money.

Meanwhile, some clubs spot young talents at a very tender age and then nurture them into exciting youngsters and make a huge profit by selling them to top clubs.

Here’s the list of the top 10 most profitable football transfers of all time:

10. Virgil Van Dijk

Purchasing Price: $18.5M

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Selling Price:  $99.7M [Southampton to Liverpool]

Profit: $81.2M

Transfer Year: January, 2018

Nationality: Netherlands

Current Team: Liverpool

9. Nicolas Pepe

Purchasing Price: $11.8M

Selling Price: $94.2M [Lille to Arsenal]

Profit: $82.4M

Transfer Year: August, 2019

Nationality: Ivory Coast

Current Team: Arsenal

8. Harry Maguire

Purchasing Price: $16.1M

Selling Price: $102.4M [Leicester City to Manchester United]

Profit: $86.3M

Transfer Year: July, 2019

Nationality: England

Current Team: Manchester United

7. Zinedine Zidane

Purchasing Price: $4.1M

Selling Price: $91.3M [Juventus to Real Madrid]

Profit: $87.2M

Transfer Year: 2001

Nationality: France

Current Team: Retired

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

Purchasing Price: $22.4M

Selling Price: $110.7M [Manchester United to Real Madrid]

Profit: $88.3M

Transfer Year: July, 2009

Nationality: Portugal

Current Team: Juventus

5. Eden Hazard

Purchasing Price: $41.2M

Selling Price: $135.4M [Chelsea to Real Madrid]

Profit: $94.2M

Transfer Year: July, 2019

Nationality: Belgium

Current Team: Real Madrid

4. Gareth Bale

Purchasing Price: $17.3M

Selling Price: $118.9M [Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid]

Profit: $101.6M

Transfer Year: September, 2013

Nationality: Wales

Current Team: Real Madrid

3. Ousmane Dembele

Purchasing Price: $17.7M

Selling Price: $162.4M [Borussia Dortmund to FC Barcelona]

Profit: $144.7M

Transfer Year: August, 2017

Nationality: France

Current Team: FC Barcelona

2. Philippe Coutinho

Purchasing Price: $15.3M

Selling Price: $170.7M [Liverpool to FC Barcelona]

Profit: $155.4M

Transfer Year: January, 2018

Nationality: Brazil

Current Team: FC Barcelona

1. Neymar

Purchasing Price: $103.8M

Selling Price: $261.3M [FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain]

Profit: $157.5M

Transfer Year: August, 2017

Nationality: Brazil

Current Team: Paris Saint-Germain

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