The top 20 clubs in the world, based on record transfer fee paid – surprised?

first_img 20 20 Joint 19th. Everton’s record signing cost £28 million – Romelu Lukaku arrived at Everton from Chelsea in 2014, and has gone from strength to strength playing for the Toffees. 14. Liverpool’s record signing cost £35 million – Sadio Mane almost broke Andy Carroll’s transfer record this summer, but the 2011 signing of the West Ham forward remains Liverpool’s biggest deal. =19. Inter Milan’s record signing cost £28 million – The longest running transfer record in this list, Christian Vieri was signed by Inter Milan in 1999. 20 20 The world transfer record was broken in the summer of 2016 when Manchester United signed Paul Pogba from Juventus for a £89.3 million fee.The French midfielder returned to Old Trafford after four years with Juventus, who themselves broke their own club transfer record last summer by bringing in striker Gonzalo Higuain from Serie A rivals Napoli.But which other clubs have enormous transfer records? talkSPORT have dug through the data and found the top 20 teams ranked by their most expensive signing.Click the right arrow, above, to see the full rankings, listed in order of increasing value… 20 20 20 20 15. Bayern Munich’s record signing cost £34.5 million – An enormous fee for a holding midfielder, but Javi Martinez has lived up to his fee since arriving in Munich in 2012. 20 3. Juventus’s record signing cost £75.3 million – Juventus signed Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain in the summer of 2016 for an incredible £73.5m fee. 5. Shanghai SIPG’s record signing cost £60 million – The Chinese transfer record was broken at the beginning of 2017, when Chelsea midfielder Oscar signed for Shanghai SIPG. =7. Manchester City’s record signing cost £51 million – Manchester City purchased Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg in 2015. 10. Arsenal’s record signing cost £42.5 million – Opinion dividing playmaker Mesut Ozil remains Arsenal’s biggest ever signing, having moved from Real Madrid in 2013. 12. Jiangsu Suning’s record signing cost £38.4 million – Another player who chose a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League ahead of a Premier League switch, Alex Teixeira signed for Jiangsu at the beginning of 2016. 1. Manchester United’s record signing cost £89.3 million – Paul Pogba broke the world transfer record when he returned to Manchester United before the start of the season. 20 20 =16. Zenit St Petersburg’s record signing cost £32 million – The Russian transfer record was set when Hulk moved from Porto to Zenit in 2012. 20 9. Chelsea’s record signing cost £50 million – Fernando Torres struggled to live up to his price tag at Chelsea, after arriving from Liverpool in January 2011. =16. Guangzhou Evergrande’s record signing cost £32 million – Jackson Martinez completed a big-money move to China in the early weeks of 2016. =7. AS Monaco’s record signing cost £51 million – The second time Falcao makes this list, having left Atletico for Monaco in 2013. 20 13. Lazio’s record signing cost £36 million – Still Lazio’s record signing despite happening almost 17 years ago, Hernan Crespo completed his transfer from Parma in the summer of 2000. 20 6. Paris Saint-Germain’s record signing cost £55.6 million – Edinson Cavani was signed by PSG in 2013 during their big-spending years, and he remains their record signing. 20 20 20 20 20 20 11. Atletico Madrid’s record signing cost £40 million – Falcao moved from Porto to Atletico Madrid in 2011. 2. Real Madrid’s record signing cost £86 million – Gareth Bale is Real Madrid’s record signing, having been brought to the Bernabeu for a then world record fee of £86m in 2013. 18. Tottenham Hotspur’s record signing cost £30 million – Spurs completed the signing of Moussa Sissoko on deadline day of the summer 2016 transfer window. 4. Barcelona’s record signing cost £75 million – Luis Suarez was brought to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014. last_img read more