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Most expensive footballers of all time (Total Transfer Fees)

Gonzalo Higuain’s €90m move from Napoli to Juventus has increased his total transfer fees to €144m, making him one of the all time most expensive signings.

The former Madrid striker is third on the list of combined transferred fees paid for a footballer.

Here are the break down of the top 5 most expensive players of all time.

5. Hulk


C.A. Rentistas to Porto €5.5m

Porto to Zenit €60

Zenit to Shangai SIPG €55.8m

Total: €121.3m

4. James Rodriquez


Banfield to Porto    €5.1

Porto to Monaco     €45

Monaco to Madrid  €80

Total: €130.1

3. Gonzalo Higuain


River Plate to Madrid €12m

Madrid to Napoli €40m

Napoli to Juventus  €90m

Total: €144m

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Malmo to Ajax  €8.7

Ajax to Juventus €16

Juventus to Inter €24.8

Inter to Barcelona  €70m

Barcelona to Milan €24m

Milan to PSG  €20m

Total: €163.5

1. Angel di Maria


Rosario Central to Benfica €6m

Benfica to Madrid €25m

Madrid to Manchester United €75

Manchester United to PSG €63m

Total: €169m

Messi, Ronaldo, Bale and Neymar not in the list, but they can shatter the records with their next transfers if they leave their clubs.



Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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