Joao Felix to go above Ronaldo at fourth in all-time most expensive transfers

Atletico Madrid's proposed signing of Joao Felix from Benfica would see the talented teenager become worth more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Joao Felix in training with Benfica.   -  Getty Images

Joao Felix could crash into fourth on the list of the most expensive transfers of all time after Atletico Madrid submitted an eye-watering €126million bid to Benfica.

The LaLiga club has offered more than teenage attacker's release clause and is proposing to pay the nine-figure sum in instalments.

If accepted, and personal terms are agreed, 19-year-old Joao Felix will make his move for a higher fee than the amount that convinced Real Madrid to sanction Cristiano Ronaldo's switch to Juventus.

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It is a vast investment in a player considered one of Europe's most promising and could pave the way for Antoine Griezmann's exit, a mooted move to either Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain placing the France forward in the frame for a spot on the list below.

 

1. NEYMAR: BARCELONA TO PSG – €222M

2. KYLIAN MBAPPE: MONACO TO PSG – €180M

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

4. JOAO FELIX:  BENFICA TO ATLETICO MADRID –   €126M

5. CRISTIANO RONALDO:  REAL MADRID TO JUVENTUS –  €112M

=6. OUSMANE DEMBELE: BORUSSIA DORTMUND TO BARCELONA – €105M

=6. PAUL POGBA: JUVENTUS TO MANCHESTER UNITED – €105M

8. GARETH BALE: TOTTENHAM TO REAL MADRID – €100.8M

9. EDEN HAZARD: CHELSEA TO REAL MADRID –  €100M

10. CRISTIANO RONALDO: MANCHESTER UNITED TO REAL MADRID – €94M

11. GONZALO HIGUAIN: NAPOLI TO JUVENTUS – €90M

12NEYMAR: SANTOS TO BARCELONA – €86.2M

 

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