Here are the top ten transfer deals this summer – not involving any Premier League sides…
fanatix has compiled a list of the top ten deals of the summer transfer window, not involving a Premier League side…
Can we expect any new entries to the list before the transfer window slams shut on Monday evening?
10) Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Shakhtar Donetsk to Borussia Dortmund £24m
Liverpool’s no.1 target eventually joined Borussia Dortmund, becoming their biggest ever signing.
9) Asier Illarramendi – Real Sociedad to Real Madrid £26.5m
The heir to Xabi Alonso’s throne at the Bernabeu – Illarramendi is a brilliant passer.
8) Isco – Malaga to Real Madrid £26.5m
Isco will do well to get game time with the La Liga gaints this season, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and potentially Gareth Bale filling up the attacking spots.
7) Marquinhos – Roma to PSG £27.5m
After only one season in Italy, PSG made Marquinhos the world’s most expensive teenage defender.
6) Gonzalo Higuain – Real Madrid to Napoli £32.5m
Arsenal missed out on Higuain to Rafa Benitez’s side Napoli, although Olivier Giroud seems to have found his scoring boots anyway.
5) Mario Gotze – Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich £32.5m
How Borussia Dortmund will catch Bayern this year after selling them their best player, we’ll never know.
4) James Rodriguez – Porto to Monaco £39.5m
Monaco shelled out an enormous £39.5m on Colombian winger Rodriguez, making the 21-year-old one of the most expensive players of all time.
3) Neymar – Santos to Barcelona £50m
Barcelona finally got their man, but it cost them £50m to do so. Football fans everywhere can’t wait to see Neymar link up with Lionel Messi this season.
2) Falcao – Atletico Madrid to Monaco £53m
The second Colombian on this list – Falcao joined Monaco as their marquee summer signing, and has already started his debut season in France in goalscoring form.
1) Edinson Cavani – Napoli to PSG £56m
Uruguayan striker Cavani’s move to PSG remains the biggest transfer of this summer by any club, although the imminent Bale deal is set to shatter it!
Stats courtesy of transfermarkt.