Find out which players are making the 10 most expensive transfers in the Premier League, following Jack Grealish’s record-breaking transfer to Manchester City.
1. Jack Grealish – £ 100million, Aston Villa at Manchester City
The Aston Villa talisman and England fan favorite have been agonizing over leaving the club he has supported his entire life, but the prospect of titles with Pep Guardiola’s side has proven too strong. City scored 83 Premier League goals last season – 10 more than their closest opponents Manchester United – but Guardiola has added even more creativity to his already powerful strength. How and where will Grealish fit in? Read our analysis.
2. Paul Pogba – £ 93.25million, from Juventus to Manchester United
Pogba’s return to Manchester United after four years at Juventus caused a social media frenzy when the deal was struck. #POGBACK had a global trend as the midfielder made a then world record move. The France international has yet to fully fulfill the price to pay to Manchester, however, and his current contract is running out.
3. Romelu Lukaku – £ 90million, Everton to Manchester United
Jose Mourinho has paid £ 75million for Lukaku, plus £ 15million in possible additions as the Belgian has scored 16 Premier League goals this season, adding 11 more in cup competitions. However, despite consistently showing his strength as a top scorer, Lukaku was sold to Inter Milan in 2019 for £ 75million.
4. Harry Maguire – £ 80million, Leicester City to Manchester United
United splashed a record Premier League transfer fee for a defender in 2019, signing Maguire on a five-year contract and making him the club’s captain. His development has continued since then, impressive at the heart of United’s defense and showcasing his talent for England in recent European Championships.
5. Kai Havertz – £ 75.8million, from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea
It was seen as a major blow for Chelsea to secure Havertz’s signing in 2020, who had sparked interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs but had chosen west London. The German midfielder has taken his time to settle in, however, contracting Covid-19 early in the campaign, but ended the season strong under Thomas Tuchel and seems an exciting prospect as Chelsea look to challenge Manchester City for the title.
6. Virgil van Dijk – £ 75million, Southampton to Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp responded to calls for defensive reinforcements by signing Van Dijk in January 2017. An entire transfer window occurred later than expected after Southampton complained that Liverpool made an illegal approach for the center-back , but the Dutch defender finally sealed the change. It turned out to be money well spent.
7. Jadon Sancho – £ 73million, from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United
The 21-year-old will add a new dimension to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attack this season after United finally secured his man after prolonged interest in the player. Sancho has become one of the most exciting young players in the world in recent years and a lot is expected of him in his first Premier League football season.
8. Nicolas Pepe – £ 72million, Lille to Arsenal
Pepe enjoyed a stellar season with Lille in 2018/19, scoring 23 goals and registering 12 assists in 41 games, prompting Arsenal to pay hefty fees for his services. Two seasons later and we have yet to see those kinds of numbers happen again in the Premier League. Its value would have decreased dramatically during this period.
9. Kepa Arrizabalaga – £ 71.6million, from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea
The keeper arrived on the eve of Thibaut Courtois’ departure from Stamford Bridge in 2018, but has yet to reach the heights of his predecessor. He remains a Chelsea player but has fallen down the pecking order behind the impressive Edouard Mendy, who was picked up for just £ 22million at the start of the 20/21 season.
10. Alvaro Morata – £ 70million, from Real Madrid to Chelsea
Chelsea signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid with Morata for a record club deal that ultimately reached £ 70million. The forward started brilliantly at Stamford Bridge, scoring six goals in his first six Premier League appearances, but has had a tough end to the season, only finding the net once in 2018.