Although the current pandemic may have changed the face of the transfer market this summer in regards to the amount spent on transfers, there is no denying that they have risen to an astronomical level.
Clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG have all had the financial power to bankroll moves for sums of money that was once unthinkable and have used to it their advantage – like bettors who use Tipster Reviews.
Indeed, the amount of money avialable in the Premier League also means other clubs have been able to make their own big-money moves for players as well, although not in vast quantities that some clubs have managed.
Here are some of the biggest transfers to have happened in the Premier League:
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester to Manchester City in 2018) – £60million
After an excellent couple of years at Leicester City, in which he helped them to an incredible Premier League title, the Algerian winger moved to Manchester City for a cool £60m.
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea in 2020) – £62million
Kai Havertz immediately enters the list as one of the most expensive transfers in Premier League history after completing his switch to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen. The £62m (like many of the fees in this list) is just the start as potential add-ons/bonuses/clauses may still trigger huge fees.
Rodri (Atletico Madrid to Manchester City in 2019) – £64million
Rodri was brought to Manchester City in 2019 as the potential successor to Fernandinho and cost the Citizens a nice £64m. He has had a solid start to life in blue, although more will be expected of the talented lad in the coming years.
Alisson Becker (Roma to Liverpool in 2018) – £67million
Liverpool had broken the record-transfer fee to sign a goalkeeper when they acquired Alisson Becker from AS Roma in 2018. The £67m fee worked out nicely, though, as he helped Liverpool to a 2nd and a 1st place finish in the Premier League in his two seasons with the club to date.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea in 2018) – £71million
Just days later, Chelsea broke the transfer-fee record when the splashed out £71m on Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, things have not quite worked out as they would have liked. Still young, perhaps Frank Lampard will give him another opportunity to show why he is the world’s most expensive goalkeper – rightly or wrongly, mind.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille to Arsenal in 2019) – £72million
2019 was weird to be an Arsenal fan as there were reports that they only had £30m to spend on players. Then, they surprised everyone by shelling out more than double of their alleged budget to bring Nicolas Pepe from Lille to the Emirates Stadium. The £72m might look costly at the minute, but with a year under the belt, perhaps the Frenchman will start to repay a significant amount of that fee back in the 2020/21 campaign.
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool in 2018) – £75million
£75m for a defender seemed ludicrous when it happened, but that’s what Virgil van Dijk cost Liverpool when they signed him from Southampton. However, as the saying goes, the rest is history as he has looked worth every penny for the Anfield outfit.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United in 2017) – £75million
In contrast, Manchester United spalshed out £75m on Romelu Lukaku in a move that perhaps had a fair few ups and downs. He could score goals, but he also had a number of problems at Old Trafford as well.
Harry Maguire (Leicester to Manchester United in 2019) – £78million
Another Manchester United signing to be in the top three (all of the top three are United men, actually) was Harry Maguire, as the former Leicester City man was signed for £78m. Now United skipper, he’ll need to be a little more consistent to prove he is worth that eyebrow raising value.
Paul Pogba (Juventus to Manchester United in 2016) – £89million
Letting go of a world talent just before they reach their full potential could be costly and Manchester United certainly found out the hard way. After seeing him go to Juventus for free, they then had to splash out £89m to bring him back a few years later. Costly mistake, especially if he can get going again with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek in the squad.