The transfer window is open and the negotiations are in full swing. It is true that many teams are struggling to pay large sums of money due to the increasingly strict salary cap, but there have already been some big moves.
So far, and always taking into account official figures, the most expensive transaction has been that of Aurélien Tchouameni, who has gone from being owned by Monaco to Real Madrid for a fee of 80 million plus variables.
Then comes Darwin Núñez, who reinforces Liverpool’s attack after Mané’s departure to Bayern Munich and who costs 75 million euros. Benfica are filling their coffers and are now looking for someone to spend the money on.
In third place is perhaps the most surprising. Erling Haaland, who left Dortmund to join Manchester City, has cost 60 million euros, or at least that is what the main sports media reports say. Of course, the variables could make the move more expensive, as well as the private commissions, which are also not accounted for.
In fourth and fifth place are two players who have already played for their purchasing team last season. Federico Chiesa has already worn the Juventus shirt, but it is only now that the purchase has become effective after payment of 40 million to Fiorentina. The same has happened with Nuno Mendes, who has cost PSG 38 million despite having already played one season on loan from Sporting CP.
Despite the fact that the Premier League is always ahead in this total amount due to the large sums of money that clubs manage there, a club from LaLiga Santander (Real Madrid), tops the list of the most expensive signings so far.
LIST OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE SIGNINGS OF THE SUMMER SO FAR
Aurélien Tchouameni – Monaco to Real Madrid – 80 million;
Darwin Nunez – From Benfica to Liverpool – 75 million;
Erling Haaland – From Dortmund to Man. City – 60 million;
Federico Chiesa – From Fiorentina to Juventus – 40 million;
Nuno Mendes – From Sporting CP to PSG – 38 million;
Fábio Vieira – From Porto to Arsenal – 35 million;
Nayef Aguerd – From Rennes to West Ham – 35 million;
Brenden Aaronson – From Salzburg to Leeds – 33 million;
Sadio Mané – From Liverpool to Bayern Munich . 32 million;
Diego Carlos – From Sevilla to Aston Villa – 31 million.