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20 Premier League Most Expensive Transfers In League History

The Premier League is the richest league in the world with some of the richest clubs in the world. Mammoth sponsorship and broadcast deals, and the biggest concentration of elite clubs mean that money pours into the organization and, in turn, the clubs themselves. No top-flight spends money quite like the Premier League. and it means it is always making football transfer news headlines. Let’s take a look at the 20 Premier League Most Expensive Transfers in history.

Premier League Most Expensive Transfers

5). Jadon Sancho

  • Transfer Fee: £76.50m
  • Transfer From: Dortmund to Man United, 2021

One of the most sought-after young players in the transfer market, Jadon Sancho finally moved to Man United for £76.50m, making him the most expensive young player. Sancho had already shown his abilities in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, where he was ranked amongst the top five fastest players in the division. The Englishman also did not hide his desire to play for a bigger club.

At Dortmund, Sancho won the DFB-Pokal and came close to winning the Bundesliga. However, at Man United, his first season wasn’t his best compared with his form at Dortmund, which convinced the club to consider him the primary Target.

4). Harry Maguire

  • Transfer Fee: £80m
  • Transfer From: Leicester City to Man United, 2019

Harry Maguire was the best option for Man United following his brilliance that helped Leicester City win their first-ever Premier League title in 2016. Man United paid £80m for Harry Maguire at Leicester, making him the most expensive football defender ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. It took the Englishman just half a season to become the permanent United captain.

3). Paul Pogba

  • Transfer Fee: £89m
  • Transfer From: Juventus to Manchester United, 2016

Paul Pogba made a sensational return to the Premier League following United’s desire to reunite their former academy prospect with their new project. Paul Pogba moved to Manchester United from Juventus for £89m. The Frenchman immediately impacted the first team and was part of the club’s Europa League winning squad.

However, this summer he left the club on free transfer again and joined Juventus.

2). Romelu Lukaku

  • Transfer Fee: £97.5m
  • Transfer From: Inter Milan to Chelsea, 2021

Romelu Lukaku returned to the English Premier League following an impressive season in the Italian Serie A with Inter Milan. He helped inter win the league for the first time in eleven years and emerged as the top scorer.

In Summer 2021-22 Chelsea, convinced by Romelu Lukaku, paid a club-record fee of £97.7 to Inter Milan at the end of the 2020/2021 season. Lukaku had an average goal-scoring ratio of 0.5 per game.

Lukaku had impressive stats that made Thomas Tuchel consider him to be the right option that would solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problems. 64 goals in 95 games for two seasons was more than enough to assess a striker’s quality, of course.

1). Jack Grealish

  • Transfer Fee: £100m
  • Transfer From: Aston Villa to Manchester City, 2021

Jack Grealish doubles as the Premier League’s most expensive signing and the most expensive British footballer of all time after Manchester City activated his £105.75m release clause at Aston Villa.

Grealish was arguably the best player at Villa. The English forward led the club through the EFL Championship playoffs and established himself as one of the best playmakers following Villa’s return to the top flight, including the 7-2 humiliation of Liverpool.

Great expectations followed Jack Grealish’s switch to Man City. The Englishman started slowly, but Pep Guardiola was not prepared to let him fully adapt to his system.

20 Premier League Most Expensive Transfers

RANKPLAYERTRANSFER FROMYEARTRANSFER FEE
1Jack GrealishAston Villa to Man City2021£100m
2Romelu LukakuInter Milan to Chelsea2021£97.5m
3Paul PogbaJuventus to Man Utd2016£89m
4Harry MaguireLeicester to Man Utd2019£80m
5Jadon SanchoDortmund to Man Utd2021£77m
6Virgil van DijkSouthampton – Liverpool2018£75m
7Romelu Lukaku Everton to Man Utd2017£72m
8Kepa ArrizabalagaAth Bilbao to Chelsea2018£72m
9Kai HavertzLeverkusen to Chelsea2020£72m
10Nicolas PepeLille to Arsenal2019£72m
11AlissonRoma to Liverpool2018£67m
12Ruben DiasBenfica to Man City2020£65m
13RodriAtletico Madrid to Man City2019£62.8m
14Angel Di MariaPSG to Man Utd2015£60m
15Riyad MahrezLeicester to Man City2018£60m
16Alvaro MorataReal Madrid to Chelsea2017£60m
17Joao CanceloJuventus to Man City2019£60m
18Christian PulisicDortmund to Chelsea2019£60m
19Pierre-Emerick AubameyangDortmund to Arsenal2018£58m
20Aymeric LaporteAth Bilbao to Man City2018£57m

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