Most expensive transfers in football history

The most expensive football transfers usually define a window.

Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 shocked the world, Gareth Bale waited all summer to switch Tottenham for Real Madrid in 2013, and Cristiano Ronaldo swapped England for Spain to incredible effect.

It is a sign of great faith to spend such a huge amount of money on one player, but it carries with it the expectation that the player will reward that faith with performances – and if they do not, fans will not be forgiving. 

Many great players have risen to the pressure of their transfer fee, but others have been crushed under the burden of expectations placed upon them. 

Let’s take a look at the 50 most expensive transfers of all time.

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