27 Dec 10 most expensive footballers in history
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is joining Liverpool for a fee that is understood to be worth £75million.
It is the highest price ever paid for a defender and guarantees the Dutchman a place in the top 10 of the world’s most expensive deals.
Here, Press Association Sport lists them.
1. Neymar, Barcelona to Paris St Germain, 2017, £200.6million
2. Ousmane Dembele, Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017, £96.8m
3. Paul Pogba, Juventus to Manchester United, 2016, £89m
4. Gareth Bale, Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013, £85.3m
5. Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009, £80m
6. Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli to Juventus, 2016, £75.3m
7= Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Manchester United, 2017, £75m
7= Virgil van Dijk, Southampton to Liverpool, 2018, £75m
9. Luis Suarez, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014, £65m
10. James Rodriguez, Monaco to Real Madrid, 2014, £63m