Manchester United may have paid a world record fee of £89 million to sign Paul Pogba whom they let go four years ago for a fee of £800k, they also have received a world record fee in the past!.
Paul Pogba, former Manchester United trainee joined Juventus on August 3rd 2012 for a fee of £800k and after four years 6 days he rejoined the Manchester based club on world record fee. Manchester United are not the only club who have paid ‘astronomical’ fee to sign a player.
Real Madrid, Barcelona have all paid huge fees to secure their men. Find below the list of players who broke transfer records when they changed their clubs.
8. Angel Di Maria £59.7m
Manchester United paid £59.7m to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid in 2014.
7. James Rodriguez £63m
Real Madrid paid £63m to sign the Colombian play-maker from Monaco in 2014.
6. Luis Suarez £65m
Barcelona paid £65m to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool in 2014.
5. Neymar £73.7m
Barcelona paid £73.7m to sign Neymar from Santos in 2013
4. Gonzalo Higuain £75.3m
Juventus paid £75.3m to Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in 2016.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo £80m
Real Madrid paid the then record fee of £80m to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009
2. Gareth Bale £85.3m
Real Madrid paid the then record fee of £85.3m to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham.
1. Paul Pogba £89m
Manchester United paid the new world record fee of £89m to resign a player they let go for £800k in 2012.