Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona from Liverpool will propel him into the top three on the list of the most lucrative transfers of all time.
Heading to Camp Nou for a reported fee of €160million on a five-and-a-half-year deal, Coutinho is set to become the club’s record signing.
Only Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have been transferred for a higher fee, and Coutinho will be expected to fill the void left by the former’s world-record move to Ligue 1 for the 2017-18 season.
The transfer brings to an end a long-running saga and dwarfs the €82.3m paid when Luis Suarez made the same move in 2014.
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1. NEYMAR: BARCELONA TO PSG – €222M
2. KYLIAN MBAPPE: MONACO TO PSG – €180M (permanent deal to be completed in 2018)
3. PHILIPPE COUTINHO: LIVERPOOL TO BARCELONA – €160M
=4. OUSMANE DEMBELE: BORUSSIA DORTMUND TO BARCELONA – €105M
=4. PAUL POGBA: JUVENTUS TO MANCHESTER UNITED – €105M
6. GARETH BALE: TOTTENHAM TO REAL MADRID – €100.8M
7. CRISTIANO RONALDO: MANCHESTER UNITED TO REAL MADRID – €94M
8. GONZALO HIGUAIN: NAPOLI TO JUVENTUS – €90M
9 . NEYMAR: SANTOS TO BARCELONA – €86.2M
10. ROMELU LUKAKU: EVERTON TO MANCHESTER UNITED – €84.8M
11. VIRGIL VAN DIJK: SOUTHAMPTON TO LIVERPOOL – €84.5M
12. LUIS SUAREZ: LIVERPOOL TO BARCELONA – €82.3M
(*Prices are as reported at the time of transfers being completed.)
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