With the rise in the valuation of football players, transfers have started to become more and more expensive. As a result, the big clubs pay big money for the best players to represent them. Here are the top five players who have the most amount of cumulative transfer fees in their careers.
5. Kylian Mbappe – €145m
Mbappe has only had one formal transfer, from Monaco to PSG and still features for the capital club. He is expected to make a move next year for free, given that his contract is set to expire, and he could certainly climb up this list in the next few years.
4. Alvaro Morata – €189m
Despite all the criticism launched at the Spaniard, Morata is among the most expensive players in the history of football. He is currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid and could make another transfer from the Rojiblancos soon.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – €228m
Ronaldo is a record breaker, and he was once the most expensive transfer in football, making the move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in €94 million. The player made the switch from Madrid to Juventus in 2018, and had a price tag of €117 million which takes his total transfer fee over €200 million.
2. Neymar – €310m
Barcelona paid Brazilian club Santos €88 million to bring him over to Camp Nou. After spending several years with the Blaugrana and establishing an iconic partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, he was signed by PSG for €222 million in the most expensive transfer in the history of the sport yet.
1. Romelu Lukaku – €321m
After the confirmation of the transfer of the Belgian from Inter Milan to Chelsea for €115 million, the striker is now the most paid-for footballer in history. He has changed clubs 6 times and at 28, is now claimed as one of the best forwards in the world.