Where Philippe Coutinho’s Move Ranks Among Most Expensive Transfers

Liverpool sold Coutinho to Barcelona for $192 million, the second-most expensive transfer ever.

After months of speculation, Philippe Coutinho is moving to Barcelona. According to reports, the midfield maestro and pocket cannon will leave Liverpool for a reported $192.7 million. The Coutinho transfer fee ranks second all-time on the list of most expensive transfers in world football. 

The club officially announced Coutinho on Saturday.

For the second time in less than a year, Barcelona has made the second-most expensive transfer of all time. In the summer, the Blaugrana paid $131.6 million to pry Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. It was only behind the $267 million Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar. 

Philippe Coutinho transfer fee

The Philippe Coutinho transfer fee will have Liverpool thanking the heavens. Photo: @BBCSport | Twitter

Here’s where the Coutinho transfer fee ranks among the most expensive transfers.

Most Expensive Transfers Of All Time

#1 Neymar — €222 million

From Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

#2 Philippe Coutinho — €160 million

From Liverpool to Barcelona.

#3 Ousmane Dembele — €105 million

From Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona.

#4 Paul Pogba — €105 million

From Juventus to Manchester United.

#5 Gareth Bale — €100 million

From Tottenham to Real Madrid.

#6 Cristiano Ronaldo — €94 million

From Manchester United to Real Madrid.

#7 Gonzalo Higuain — €90 million

From Napoli to Juventus.

#8 Neymar — €88.2 million

From Santos to Barcelona.

#9 Romelu Lukaku — €85 million

From Everton to Manchester United. 

#10 Virgil van Dijk — €84.5 million

From Southampton to Liverpool.

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