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Five most expensive transfers

27 July 2016, 08:21

London -Five most expensive transfers after Italian champions Juventus splashed out 90 million euros ($98.8m, 75.3m) to prise Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain away from Napoli on Tuesday:

Gareth Bale (WAL) Spurs to Real Madrid 85.1m 2013

Welsh forward whose performances for an attractive Spurs side launched Real into a massive bid. The English side could not refuse such advances and let their star man go. He has built on his career at the Santiago Bernabeu with two Champions League titles, scoring in the final of the first of the two against Atletico Madrid. His experience in La Liga helped him lead Wales in their memorable run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. Bale also scored a stunning winner in the Copa del Rey final against Real's arch rivals Barcelona in 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo (POR) Manchester United to Real Madrid 83.7m 2009

Real Madrid came calling for the Portuguese master with what was then a world-record bid. Ronaldo was keen to join anyhow, and since arriving in the Spanish capital he has become their all-time top goalscorer and consistently set records in the Champions League, which he has won three times in his career, twice with Real. He has achieved all this despite the hottest of competition from Barcelona's Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, who still leads in the overall La Liga scoring charts.

Gonzalo Higuain (ARG) Napoli to Juventus 75.3m (90m euros, $98.8m) 2016

Juventus paid the biggest fee for a domestic transfer in history when they matched Higuain's buy-out clause of 90 million euros to bring the Argentinian to Turin from Napoli on Tuesday. The 28-year-old former Real Madrid striker top-scored in Serie A last season with a record-equalling 36 goals as Napoli finished second to Juve. Coach Massimiliano Allegri led Juventus to a record fifth consecutive league title in 2016, but he will be hoping that Higuain can help his side improve in Europe, after following up their 2015 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona with a last-16 exit at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Luis Suarez (URU) Liverpool to Barcelona 75m 2014

Barcelona didn't hesitate to sign the striker despite his shame at the World Cup finals when for the third time he bit an opponent, this time Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. As a result Suarez was unable to play competitively or train with them for four months, but once his ban was over he repaid them in full. No disgraceful incidents have followed and he ended his first season with them by scoring in the Champions League final win over Juventus. His trident attacking partnership with Messi and Neymar yielded a La Liga record for three forwards of 122 goals that campaign. Scored a hat-trick to seal the league title for Barca last term and went on to complete the domestic double in a season in which he grabbed a staggering 58 goals.

Neymar (BRA) Santos to Barcelona 71.5m 2013

Off the pitch alleged shenanigans over how much went to the player, his family and to the selling club itself have dogged Barcelona over the transfer of Neymar, who on the pitch has shone for them in their brilliant three-pronged attack. The Brazilian shrugged off an injury that ended his 2014 World Cup campaign early to play a pivotal role in Barcelona's Champions League success. Like Suarez, he scored in that final against Juventus, and collected La Liga and Copa del Rey winners medals. There was no let up last term either as he scored in the cup final against Sevilla. Legal problems still hover over the transfer despite a high court judge ruling that he didn't believe it could be pursued in the courts -- as the prosecutor takes issue with that decision.



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