Coutinho storms into top three on all-time record transfer list

Philippe Coutinho's move from Barcelona will see him join the ranks of the world football's biggest transfers.

Barcelona-bound Philippe Coutinho.   -  Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona from Liverpool will propel him into the top three on the list of the most lucrative transfers of all time.

Heading to Camp Nou for a reported fee of EUR 160 million on a five-and-a-half-year deal, Coutinho is set to become the club's record signing. Only Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have been transferred for a higher fee, and Coutinho will be expected to fill the void left by the former's world-record move to Ligue 1 for the 2017-18 season.

The transfer brings to an end a long-running saga and dwarfs the EUR 82.3m paid when Luis Suarez made the same move in 2014.

 

1. NEYMAR: BARCELONA TO PSG – EUR 222M

2. KYLIAN MBAPPE: MONACO TO PSG – EUR 180M (permanent deal to be completed in 2018)

3. PHILIPPE COUTINHO: LIVERPOOL TO BARCELONA –  EUR 160M

=4. OUSMANE DEMBELE: BORUSSIA DORTMUND TO BARCELONA – EUR 105M

=4. PAUL POGBA: JUVENTUS TO MANCHESTER UNITED – EUR 105M

6. GARETH BALE: TOTTENHAM TO REAL MADRID – EUR 100.8M

7. CRISTIANO RONALDO: MANCHESTER UNITED TO REAL MADRID – EUR 94M

8. GONZALO HIGUAIN: NAPOLI TO JUVENTUS – EUR 90M

9 NEYMAR: SANTOS TO BARCELONA – EUR 86.2M

10. ROMELU LUKAKU: EVERTON TO MANCHESTER UNITED – EUR 84.8M

11. VIRGIL VAN DIJK: SOUTHAMPTON TO LIVERPOOL –  EUR 84.5M

12. LUIS SUAREZ: LIVERPOOL TO BARCELONA - EUR 82.3M

 

(*Prices are as reported at the time of transfers being completed.)

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