The Premier League has reported some of the most expensive transfers across Europe in recent times. With clubs like Manchester City still on the verge of making yet another heavy buy, let’s look at the 10 most expensive transfers in Premier League history.
10) Ruben Dias – Man City (€68m)
Bought from Benfica at the beginning of the 2020-21 season, Ruben Dias has been one of the most influential signings for City in recent years. They won the Premier League back after losing it to Liverpool in 2020.
9) Angel Di Maria – Manchester United (€75m)
The UCL winner with Real Madrid in 2014 was signed by Man United in 2014 for a fee of 75 million euros. However, after below par output, he was sold to PSG the following. Since then, he has become an extremely decisive player for the French giants.
8) Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea (€80m)
The Spaniard is to date the most expensive goalkeeper in Premier League history. Having impressed at Athletic Bilbao, he was convincing enough for Chelsea to buy him.
7) Nicolas Pepe – Arsenal (€80m)
Having played impressively for French side Lille, Nicolas Pepe was an interesting target for multiple clubs including Arsenal, who bought him for 80 million euros.
6) Kai Havertz – Chelsea (€80m)
With two extremely impressive seasons at Bayer Leverkusen, Kai Havertz became a hot prospect for several clubs across Europe. Chelsea were quick to react to sign him. In the end, he yielded their good fortune by scoring the winner in the UCL final.
5) Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool (€84.65m)
Van Dijk caught the eye of multiple people during his time at Celtic. When at Southampton, he put in consistent defensive performances every week. This gave Liverpool enough reason to come asking for him.
4) Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United (€84.7m)
Another Man United signing which turned heads was Lukaku from Everton. The Belgian striker, who was released by Chelsea, developed into a consistent goal-scorer at the Merseyside club, before he was bought by United.
3) Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City (€84.7m)
After developing into a game-changer during his time at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, Kevin De Bruyne was bought by Man City. He has been arguably their most important player ever since.
2) Harry Maguire – Manchester United (€87m)
Harry Maguire had become a leader at Leicester City, is already picked up for England for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. United spent a hefty amount for him. Since then, he has only missed a few games through injury.
1) Paul Pogba – Manchester United (€105m)
Having already played in United colours, Paul Pogba was an exciting prospect for them, as he picked up blistering form during his time at Juventus. With the French becoming an influential player in Turin, the Red Devils came knocking on Juve’s door.