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Top 10 most expensive transfers in the Premier League

Top footballers around the globe attract huge transfer fees, Let us look at the list of the most expensive transfers in the Premier League.

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Debangshu Biswas
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The English Premier League has always been the hub of expensive players. Both the departure and arrival of players attract huge transfer fees. We will look at the players who arrived in the Premier League with a hefty price tag on their backs. SportzPoint brings you the list of the top 10 most expensive transfers in the premier league history.

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Top 10 most expensive transfers in the Premier League:

10. Nicolas Pepe (£ 80 million)

Nicolas Pepe is the most expensive transfer for Arsenal in PL history | SportzPoint

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The Ivory Coast international winger cum forward earned his way to Arsenal after his stellar performance with Lille. Although the Gunners got him for £ 80 million, he has failed to impress in the Premier League. Arsenal broke its bank to get this player, but they have got nothing except disappointment till now.

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9. Kai Havertz (£ 80 million)

Chelsea brought in Kai Havertz with a huge transfer fee and it seems to have paid off | SportzPoint

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A bunch of clubs wanted him after watching his stellar performance with Bayer Leverkusen. However, not all the clubs were successful in getting him, as Chelsea bagged the German midfield prospect for a whopping fee of £ 80 million. Meanwhile, the German superstar has already won the coveted Champions League with the blues. Moreover, he is also one of the main men in Die Mannschaft's midfield.

8. Virgil Van Dijk (£ 84.65 million)

Virgil Van Dijk is the most expensive transfer of Liverpool till date | SportzPoint

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Liverpool isn't known for their big-money buys however, this isn't the case here. The 6-time European Champions broke their banks to get hands-on with the Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk. Liverpool paid a hefty fee of £ 84.65 million to Southampton FC to get him. Van Dijk was the most expensive defender in the world at the time however, he is now the second most expensive defender in football history.

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7. Romelu Lukaku (£ 84.70 million)

Romelu Lukaku is another Manchester United player who features in the list of most expensive transfers in the PL | SportzPoint

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Romelo Lukaku caught all eyes on him when he played for Everton. Manchester United was in a dire need of a striker and Lukaku emerged as the man of the moment. However, the Red Devils had to pay £ 84.70 million to the Merseyside club, Everton, to get him. Although he had a decent performance in the premier league for Manchester United, he left the club last season and joined Inter Milan. Lukaku turned things on the head for Inter as they won their first league since the 2009-10 season.

6. Jadon Sancho ( £ 85 million)

Jadon Sancho completed is move to Manchester United and is the fourth highest transfer in the PL | SportzPoint

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The young English prospect Jadon Sancho is the latest signing for Manchester United this season. Jadon Sancho was on every club's radar but Manchester United had the last laugh. They signed Sancho for £ 85 million from Borussia Dortmund putting him on no.3 in the list of most expensive transfers in the Premier League history. However, Sancho didn't have the greatest of Euros for England, he will look to contribute in the reds.

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5. Harry Maguire (£ 87 million) 

Harry Maguire features at no.3 in the list of most expensive transfers in PL history | SportzPoint

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England's one of the trusted defenders in EURO 2020, left Leicester City for Manchester United for a fee of £ 87 million, making him the most expensive defender of all time. Maguire did quite well for England in the Euros and will look to carry on the form when he takes the pitch for Manchester United.

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4. Paul Pogba (£ 89.3 million)

Paul Pogba is the 2nd most expensive transfer in the history of the Premier League | SportzPoint

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The 2018 World Cup winner is the most expensive player ever in the English Premier League. Manchester United just dominates in the list of most expensive transfers. They like to spend heavy money on the players but it doesn't always produce the result they hope for. Paul Pogba is one such signing for them, he was an absolute star at Juventus which is the reason he carried a huge value in the market. Pogba came back to his boyhood club after a career-defining stint at Juventus for a whopping fee of £89.3 million. Since then he has been a decent player for the red-devils but couldn't produce anything extraordinary when compared to the price tag that he carries.

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3. Jack Grealish (£ 100 million)

Jack Grealish is the most expensive transfer in the Premier League history | 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 £ 100 million. 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.

2. Enzo Fernandez (105m Euros)

Chelsea dramatically agreed a British record deal to sign midfielder Enzo Fernández with an hour of the January transfer window to spare to push the club's spending past the £500 million mark under the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership.

Co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali led negotiations with Benfica from London on transfer deadline day and refused to take no for an answer during more than 12 hours of negotiations.

A breakthrough was finally made at around 10pm, ahead of the window officially shutting at 11pm for Fernández to move to Stamford Bridge for a fee in excess of 120 million euros.

That not only set a new club record, but also eclipsed the previous British record that was set by Jack Grealish's £100m move to Manchester City from Aston Villa.

1. Moises Caicedo (115m Euros)

Chelsea have completed the signing of Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo for a £100m fee that could rise to a British club record of £115m.

Liverpool agreed a £111m deal for the 21-year-old Ecuador player on Friday.

But Caicedo's preference was Chelsea and they finally succeeded with a bid on Sunday evening after having a succession of offers rejected.

Caicedo, who joined Brighton for £4m in February 2021, has agreed an eight-year contract at Stamford Bridge and the Blues have an option of a further year.

The additional £15m in payments is based mostly on appearances and Brighton expect to receive the entire £115m within a short period of time.

The Seagulls have also negotiated a significant sell-on clause for the midfielder.

If Chelsea pay the full £115m fee it would mean they break the British club record twice in 2023, following the £107m purchase of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez in January.

For now Moises Caicedo is the most expensive Chelsea signing ever.

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