It’s fair to say money spent on players in the last 10 years has gone extreme, with clubs across Europe breaking their record transfer fee.
In the summer of 2009, Real Madrid shocked the world by signing Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo for £80million.
It was an eye-watering amount at the time, but since then, that total as been smashed TEN times with Neymar setting the record at £198million when he swapped Barcelona for PSG.
If you’re curious for who is the others, Kylian Mbappé went to PSG from Monaco for £116m, João Félix left Benfica for Atletico Madrid for £114.1m, Antoine Griezmann headed to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid for 107m, Philippe Coutinho departed Liverpool for Barcelona for £105m, Barcelona paid Dortmund £97m for Ousmane Dembélé, Paul Pogba went from Juventus to Man Utd for £89m, Eden Hazard swapped Chelsea for Real Madrid at £89m, Juventus signed Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for £88m and lastly Gareth Bale left Tottenham for Real Madrid for £86m.
So, which clubs feature in the top 20 biggest spenders in football between 2009 and 2019? Find out all those sides and numbers below and on the next few pages…
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