The 25 Most Expensive Transfer Fees Ever Paid For Mexican Footballers

Diego Lainez made a splash with his move to Betis, but who's the most expensive Mexican player of all time?

You don’t need me to tell you that global transfer fees are escalating faster than a grenade at a knife fight. There’s not a whole lot of sense to be made over the stratospheric numbers, except it must be nice to be a footballer’s agent. But who is the most expensive Mexican soccer player in today’s world of wheeling, dealing and making a killing in the oil field? Here are the 25 most expensive Mexican transfer fees ever. 

The Most Expensive Mexican Soccer Player (25 Most Expensive Transfer Fees)  

*For the sake of keeping things concise and fun, players are only allowed one entry (sorry, Chicharito)* 

#25. Rafael Márquez

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Monaco —> Barcelona

$5.98 million 

#24. Elías Hernández

León —> Cruz Azul

$6.76 million

#23. Isaác Brizuela

Toluca —> Guadalajara

$6.8 million

#22. Érick Gutiérrez

Pachuca —> PSV

$6.83 million

#21. Miguel Layún

Watford —> Porto

$6.83 million 

#20. Héctor Moreno

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PSV —> Roma

$6.83 million

#19. Giovani dos Santos

Villarreal —> LA Galaxy

$7.23 million

#18. Alan Pulido

Olympiacos —> Guadalajara

$7.40 million

#17. Diego Reyes

Club América —> Porto

$7.97 million 

#16. Andrés Guardado

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Atlas —> Deportivo La Coruña

$7.97 million

#15. Néstor Araujo

Santos Laguna —> Celta de Vigo

$7.97 million

#14. Carlos Peña

León —> Guadalajara

$8 million

#13. Vicente Matías Vuoso

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Independiente —> Manchester City

$8.54 million 

#12. Alexis Vega

Toluca —> Guadalajara

$9 million 

#11. Héctor Herrera

Pachuca —> Porto

$9.11 million

#10. Jürgen Damm

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Pachuca —> Tigres

$10 million

#9. Orbelín Pineda

Guadalajara —> Cruz Azul

$12.02 million

#8. Carlos Vela

Arsenal —> Real Sociedad

$15.92 million

#7. Rodolfo Pizarro 

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Guadalajara —> Monterrey

$16 million

#6. Diego Lainez

Club América —> Real Betis

$16.26 million

#5. Edson Álvarez

América —> Ajax 

$17.10 million

#4. Javier "Chicharito" Hernández

Bayer Leverkusen —> West Ham United

$20.65 million

#3. Nery Castillo

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Olympiacos —> Shakhtar Donetsk 

$22.75 million 

#2. Raúl Jiménez

Benfica —> Wolves

$43.32 million

#1. Hirving "Chucky" Lozano

PSV Eindhoven —> Napoli

$47 million

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