Cristiano Ronaldo has secured a second entry in the world’s 10 most expensive transfers by agreeing a €112million move to Juventus from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo was the world’s most expensive player when he joined Madrid from Manchester United nine years ago, a deal that remains one of the highest ever paid.
Juve will pay €100m for Ronaldo with a further €12m due to be laid out by the Serie A champions in “additional costs” putting the deal fourth in the all-time list.
Neymar is also in the top 10 twice, once for his switch from Santos to Barcelona, as well as topping the pile for his world-record switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Ronaldo’s move to Juve means Romelu Lukaku’s €84.8million move from Everton to Manchester United drops out.
1. NEYMAR: BARCELONA TO PSG – €222M
2. KYLIAN MBAPPE: MONACO TO PSG – €180M
3. PHILIPPE COUTINHO: LIVERPOOL TO BARCELONA – €160M
4. CRISTIANO RONALDO: REAL MADRID TO JUVENTUS – €112M
147 – Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to move from Real Madrid to Juventus since @SamiKhedira in 2015; the duo has appeared in 147 games in all competitions for Real Madrid. Reunion. pic.twitter.com/5tiXFTInxv
— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) July 10, 2018
=5. OUSMANE DEMBELE: BORUSSIA DORTMUND TO BARCELONA – €105M
=5. PAUL POGBA: JUVENTUS TO MANCHESTER UNITED – €105M
7. GARETH BALE: TOTTENHAM TO REAL MADRID – €100.8M
8. CRISTIANO RONALDO: MANCHESTER UNITED TO REAL MADRID – €94M
9. GONZALO HIGUAIN: NAPOLI TO JUVENTUS – €90M
10. NEYMAR: SANTOS TO BARCELONA – €86.2M
(*Prices are as reported at the time of transfers being completed.)
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