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 –
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.)