Summer market is over! These are the 10 most expensive signings

Although several European leagues began their seasons in recent days, until September 2 the transfer market ended, with the exception of the Premier League, who finished signing their players on August 8.

Antoine Griezmann, Matthijs de Ligt and Joao Félix

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Well, the signings season left Neymar in the PSG, after not being able to complete his return to Barcelona; meanwhile, Keylor Navas, the former Real Madrid's goalkeeper arrived at  Neymar's old team, after he was bought for 15 million euros.

On the other hand, Pogba, the current Manchester United player could not fulfill his dream of playing in a La Liga team, especially in Real Madrid, because the merengue club did not enter into any type of contract with the French.

In addition, the tension with the fans of the English team increased, after the player liked on Instagram a comment that said: "Please, come to Madrid." In the end, the Frenchman could not arrive, but his arrival in the January transfer market might happen.

In this way, and in the middle of the different transactions, the summer transfer market finally closed with Real Madrid being the team that spent the most on transfers with a total of 307.50 million euros; followed by Barcelona with 255 million euros and in third place Atlético de Madrid with 243.50 million euros.

The most expensive signings

1. Joao Félix - 126 million euros

The young Portuguese player was signed by Atlético de Madrid, who remains the leader of the season, not losing or drawing any of the games they have played.

Speaking to Channel 11, Felix said that “The start with Atlético is going very well. We are first alone and hope to end like this.” The Portuguese had an important role in helping to overcome the 0-2, a marker in favor of Eibar, scoring the first of three goals, which gave them the triumph.


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2. Antoine Griezmann - 120 million euros

The Frenchman, winner of the World Cup and former star of Atlético de Madrid, came to the team that is currently the champion of the Spanish League.

However, his participation in Barcelona has been overshadowed by his lack of play once on the field. According to data revealed by AS, in the match against Osasuna, the Frenchman "in 90 minutes touched 22 balls." A low figure considered the intervention of rookie Ansu Fati, who "played 23 in just 45 minutes and scored the goal of the tie."

The role played by the Frenchman will be crucial to define his position once Messi and Suarez return to the workforce.


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3. Eden Hazard - 100 million euros

The Belgian, from Chelsea FC, signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid. Hazard was champion of the Europa League, besides being chosen as the best player of the tournament.

Despite the excitement generated by his signing, the Belgian has not been able to debut with the meringues, due to an injury prior to the start of La Liga Santander. Hazard is expected to help the Reborn to reborn, after two seasons of oblivion.


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4. Harry Maguire - 87 million euros

In the transfer market, the strikers are usually the players for whom more money is usually paid. However, Manchester United decided to bet on this Englishman, thus becoming the most expensive defender ever bought in the Premier League.

Maguire will be on the United squad for six seasons, with the possibility of one more. Upon arriving at his new team, from Leicester, he said that within his main priorities was “stop the goals and keep the sheets clean”.


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5. Matthijs de Ligt - 85 million euros

The young Dutchman was signed by Juventus of Italy until June 30, 2024, from Ajax in Amsterdam. De Ligt did not have a good debut since, although his team won 4-3 against Napoli, the defender was to blame for two of the goals scored by the opponent.

With the injury of the defender and captain of Juve, Giorgio Chiellini, the young footballer will have the opportunity to claim and demonstrate why the Italian team decided to sign him.


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Read also: The 10 most expensive signings of the Premier League

6. Lucas Hernández - 80 million euros

The French defender, from Atlético de Madrid, landed in the Bundesliga, at Bayern Munich. The Franco-Spanish told the media that he is studying German and that he feels very comfortable in his new team.

Despite his injury prior to his arrival at the German team, Hernández was able to debut in the match against Schalke; in that encounter, the victory turned out to be for Munich.


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7. Nicolas Pépé - 80 million euros

The Ivorian striker reached the ranks of Arsenal, after rumors emerged that Pépé would be signed by the Napolés. In this way, the striker was consolidated as one of the most expensive signings in the history of the English club and would be with him until 2024.

In Ligue 1 and playing for Lille, the Ivorian managed to score 22 goals and assist 11 moves before the goal.


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8. Frenkie de Jong - 75 million euros

The Dutch midfielder and former Ajax player from Amsterdam reached the ranks of Barcelona. Recently, he was awarded as the UEFA Champions League season midfielder.

Despite his skill in the field, Valverde has failed to exploit his potential as he has put him to play for the band; position in which de Jong has not felt comfortable because his performance in the field evidences it.

9. Rodri - 70 million euros

The Spanish midfielder and former player of Atlético de Madrid arrived in the Premier League at the hands of Manchester City. According to Marca, Rodri in his debut match against Tottenham, "had a 98.3% success in the pass."

Rodri has become a key piece for the team, and the coach's compliments, Pep Guardiola have not been long in coming, “the team needs someone in the middle to press, steal and give offensive football fluidity. He is very intelligent and knows when to send a long ball or give a short pass. It will be incredible for us, ”he said in statements collected by the same means.

10. Romelu Lukaku - 65 million euros

The Belgian striker was signed by Inter Milan, from Manchester United. In recent days, Lukaku was the victim of racist offenses, while his team faced Cagliari.

It happened before a maximum penalty, when the Belgian was about to charge and the Cagliari fans released offenses. Lukaku charged and scored, but just before his teammates hugged him to celebrate, the Belgian looked seriously at the rostrum. Lukaku took his social networks to demonstrate.

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