Once that Edinson Cavani was transferred from Napoli to PSG, he went straight into the Top 5 most expensive transfers in history, with the € 64 million paid by the Parisians. However, the Uruguayan striker broke the barrier of a price ever paid for a club in Ligue 1 for a player, surpassing the previous record, set throughout this summer by Radamel Falcao, for who AS Monaco has paid no less than 60 million €.
The latter is the second transfer of this summer who entered into the Top 10 most expensive transfers in this period mercato, with his move from Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco. Finally, the third transfer of the summer that went straight into the Top 10 of all time is also a South-American: the Brazilian Neymar for who Barcelona paid € 57 million to bring him in Europe at the Nou Camp.
Of the 10 most expensive football transfers in history, half are South American players: Cavani, Falcao, Kaka, Neymar, Hulk. However, the top three in the ranking are European: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Zinedine Zidane (France) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden).
The list of the 10 most expensive transfers in football history:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – € 94 million
2. Zinedine Zidane – € 73,5 million
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – € 69,5 million
4. Ricardo Kaka – € 65 million
5. Edinson Cavani – € 64 million
6. Radamel Falcao – € 60 million
7. Luis Figo – € 60 million
8. Fernando Torres – € 58,5 million
9. Neymar – € 57 million
10. Hulk – € 55 million