50 Most Expensive Football Player Transfers Of All Time

Neymar Jr’s transfer to Paris Saint Germain has broke all kinds of financial records in footall as PSG bought him from FC Barcelona for a record $222 million (£198 million) more than double of what Manchester United’s paid for Paul Pogba (£89 million) back in 2016. Previous record transfers are a distant memories now as Neymar world record transfer set the bechmark for years to come. We breakdown most expensive football transfers of all times.

If we take a deeper look into the 35 most expensive transfer you can see that of the top 10 most expensive transfers 9 happened since 2013 while 27 of the top 35 transfers are also after 2013. Real Madrid bought Gareth Bale for record breaking £85 million back in 2013 which overtook Ronaldo’s Real Madrid which was followed by United’s Pogba transfer at £89 million. But PSG paid Neymar Jr’s full release clause (£198 million) in one go to lure the Brazilian to France.

Update: Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint Germain on technically free transfer became the most expensive player ever signed by a fotball club. PSG paid £198m to Neymar who handed it to Barcelona to buy-out his contract. Neymar’s transfer is now the most expensive ever ahead of Manchester United’ Paul Pogba world-record transfer where United paid £89 million(€105m).