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Football has always been one of the most expensive sport. Player transfers involve hundreds of millions of Euros or even more. Let us look at the list of players who came as a record signing for the clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG etc.
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The top clubs are undoubtedly rich and every club has its record transfer. Players usually make headlines when they switch clubs for record transfer fees. However, some players are not the most expensive, but they are surely the record signing for the respective club. This article looks at the record transfers for some of the top clubs in Europe.

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Record transfer signings for Europe’s selected top clubs:

1. PSG | Neymar (€222.00m)

Neymar is the most expensive transfer in football history as well as a record transfer for PSG | SportzPoint
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Every headline around the world was covered with only one name that day ‘Neymar’. He broke every record in the football world and emerged out as the most expensive player on the planet. His market value at the time was €100m at Barcelona, and PSG paid more than double of the market value (€222.00m) in order to bring the Brazilian to the team. Although their main motive was to win the UCL, they lost the final in 2020 to Bayern and that’s the closest they have been to that silverware.

2. FC Barcelona | Phillepe Coutinho (€135.00m)

Coutinho is the most expensive transfer in Barcelona history | SportzPoint
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An expensive Barcelona signing that didn’t go as planned. Philippe Coutinho came with a huge price tag of €135.00m on his back from Liverpool. The attacking mid-fielder never really flourished in the Blaugrana colours as he used to do for the reds in Anfield. His poor run of form continued and Barcelona was forced to send him out on loan to Bayern Munich. Bayern added salt to Barca’s wound as they will go on to win the UCL in 2020 with Coutinho scoring a brace against Barcelona in the UCL semis. However, he still remains the most expensive record transfer in the history of FC Barcelona.

Also Read: “Messi wanted to stay at Barcelona”: Laporta describes the Messi saga

3. Atletico De Madrid | Joao Felix (€127.20m)

Atletico Madrid the 19-year-old wonder kid from Benfica. The Golden boy signed for the reds for a whooping €127.20m and is the most expensive transfer in Atletico Madrid history. He joined the side in the 19/20 season and the circumstances suggest that Atletico used the Griezmann money to sign Felix. He is also the youngest player ever to score a UCL hat trick.

4. Manchester City | Jack Grealish (€117.50m)

Manchester City signed Jack Grealish for a record transfer fee of €117.50m | SportzPoint
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Manchester City made the move of the window after they signed the ever-impressive Jack Grealish for a whopping fee of €117.50m. Manchester City broke the premier league record of the most expensive transfer in history, previously held by Manchester United’s Pogba. The Aston Villa star attracted people’s attention after producing magical performances for Aston Villa day in and day out. However, doubts remain on where the mid-fielder would slot in with the likes of De Bruyne, Torres, Foden already in the team. Jack Grealish supposedly refused a higher salary from Aston Villa in order to play for Manchester City. According to multiple reports he wanted to win titles and there’s no better place than Man city to do it.

Also Read: Top 10 most expensive transfers in the Premier League

5. Juventus | Cristiano Ronaldo (€117.00m)

Cristiano Ronaldo became the most expensive signing in Juventus history | SportzPoint
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer news stunned the whole world and put Madrid fans in a state of shock. The then 33-year-old made a record transfer move to Juventus from Real Madrid for €117m in the 18/19 season after winning the Champions League for a record 5th time in his career. Ronaldo was the most expensive buy-in Juventus history and was also the only player to carry such an expensive price tag at the age of 33.

6. Chelsea FC | Romelo Lukaku (€115.00m)

Romelo Lukaku's return to Chelsea involved a record transfer fee of €115.00m | SportzPoint

Romelo Lukaku has completed a Chelsea return after an excellent season with Inter Milan. The 28-year-old Belgian striker signed a 5-year deal worth €12-13m per year. However, Inter wanted a deal worth € 120m for Lukaku. But According to Sky Sports, Chelsea put €110m on the table with a player included in the deal. At the end of the day, both the parties agreed on €115m with no players involved.

Also Read: Lukaku’s agent says the family was subjected to threats over the striker’s transfer to Chelsea

7. Real Madrid | Eden Hazard (€115.00m)

Eden Hazard is the most expensive transfer in Real Madrid's history | SportzPoint
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One of the most exciting talents that the world look up to was Eden Hazard. He impressed everybody when he played for Chelsea. As a result, he was considered one of the closest replacements to Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid. Hence, Real Madrid brought in another galactico and it is their most expensive buy to date. The Belgian left Chelsea to join Real Madrid in the 19/20 season for a club-record fee of €115m. But things didn’t go as planned, Hazard looked like a completely different player and failed to deliver day after day. Injury played its part too and to conclude, it has been a tough few seasons for him.

8. Manchester United | Paul Pogba (€105.00m)

Paul Pogba broke the premier league record back then and became the most expensive transfer in the history of PL | SportzPoint
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The 2018 World Cup winner is the most expensive player ever in Manchester United history. He broke the premier league record for the most expensive player back then when he made a move of €105.00m from Juventus. The French midfielder was an absolute star at Juventus and had a market value of €70.00m. Manchester United paid €45m more than his market value to acquire his services. Although he hasn’t produced performances up to the mark, he had a decent contribution in each of United’s seasons.

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