Where Philippe Coutinho’s Move Ranks Among Most Expensive Transfers
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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.
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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.
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.