FC Barcelona is one of the two top-rated Spanish clubs and the 2nd most successful team in La Liga. Besides, they are the one who is feared by all the clubs in Europe in recent time. They won a number of UCL titles as we know. Day by days, they are generating some top-rated players which are demanded throughout the World. In their current squad, they have Messi, Suarez, Dembele, Vidal, Coutinho and some others which are demanded globally. Now, we are going to find out the top 10 most expensive Barcelona signings of all time so far.
Top 10 Most Expensive Barcelona Signings
When the fact comes to consider the top 10 most expensive Barcelona signings of all time, we must consider the recent player’s list. Because day by day the rate of top-rated players are increasing. Earlier, clubs did not have to spend a huge amount but in recent time, to buy a good player, any club has to count a pretty big amount. In the team of Barcelona, there are players who would cost the record amount if they are coming at the transfer market. But our today’s topic is to find out the top 10 most expensive Barcelona signings of all time. Let’s see the details below.
10. Marc Overmars – €40 Million (From Arsenal)
This is a good article. Follow the link for more information. Marc Overmars is a retired professional football player and when we consider the most expensive signings in Barcelona, we must add his name.
He joined at the Camp Nou from EPL club Arsenal on July 2000 in exchange for a massive fee at that time, The transfer cost was €40 million reportedly. With that, he became the most expensive Dutch player of all time. Overmars played for Barcelona four seasons and made 97 appearances and scored 15 goals so far. He was a top-rated winger in Netherlands national team and scored 17 international goals so far.
9. Paulinho – €40 Million (From Guangzhou Evergrande)
Paulinho was also a player who cost a huge amount of Barcelona that also puts him on the list among the most expensive Barcelona signings of all time. The Brazilian midfielder Paulinho is currently playing for a Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande and before making the transfer permanent, he spent a loan season with the club.
He played for a number of clubs in his professional career. Before joining Barcelona, he played for his same Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. On 14th August 2017, Camp Nou bought him for €40 million. He played for them just a season and scored 9 goals so far.
8. David Villa – €40 Million (From Valencia)
The transfer of former Spanishman David Villa also placed him among the most expensive Barcelona signings. He is currently 37 years old and spending his last days with Japanese professional club Vissel Kobe.
He started his professional career with Sporting Gijon B in 2000. He joined at the Camp Nou on 19th May 2010 in exchange for €40 million from another Spanish club Valencia. He stayed at the Camp Nou three seasons and played 77 appearances. The player scored also 33 goals for the team Barca.
7. Malcom – €41 Million (From Bordeaux)
Brazilian winger Malcom is the recent signing of Barcelona. The Spanish club bought him from French club Bordeaux on 24th July 2018 and made a five years contract so far. The transfer cost was €41 million plus an additional €1 million.
Due to the big transfer fee, he is on the list of all-time most expensive Barcelona signings so far. He has played 7 appearances with the club and yet to get his regular ticket with the first eleven.
6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – €69.5Million (From Inter Milan)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the 3rd most decorated player in recent time being who was also playing for the Spanish giant Barcelona once. He is a prolific goalscorer and now passing his career’s last day with American club LA Galaxy. He played for a number of top-rated clubs in his professional career.
On July 2009, the Swedish player joined at the Camp Nou in exchange for €69.5 million from Italian side Inter Milan. As a top-rated striker, the Swedish international did not do expected things at the Camp Nou. So, just a couple of years later, he was sold to the Italian side AC Milan once again.
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5. Frenkie De Jong – €75 Million (From Ajax)
The Dutchman is currently playing for the Dutch club Ajax but spending his loan season with Willem II. He will join at the Spanish side Barcelona on 1st July 2019 according to the agreement. the transfer fee cost €75 million for five years.
De Jong is playing for Netherlands national team since 2018 and already made 5 international appearances so far. Let’s see what will he become at the Camp Nou.
4. Luis Suarez – €81.7 Million (From Liverpool)
Luis Suarez is undoubtedly a top-rated striker in the World right now and playing for Spanish club Barcelona. He is an inseparable part of the team right now. Suarez started his professional career with Nacional in 2005 and played for a number of big clubs.
On 11th July 2014, he was bought by Barcelona from Liverpool for five years and the cost was €81.7 million. Till now, he played 151 appearances with the club and scored 125 goals so far. he was one of the most expensive Barcelona signings of all time.
3. Neymar – €88.2 Million (From Santos)
Neymar is the Brazilian star and currently the most expensive player. He made a record when left the club Barcelona to join at the Parc des Princes. He is currently 26 years old and considered as one of the best players in the World.
On 24th May 2013, he left Santos and joined at the Camp Nou in exchange for €88.2 million. He was a key player in the club and with him, the best attacking division ‘MSN’ was created. He played for Barcelona 123 matches and scored 68 goals so far. On 3rd August 2017, he left Barcelona to PSG. He was one of the most expensive Barcelona signings of all time.
2. Ousmane Dembele – €120 Million (From Borussia Dortmund)
Dembele is a French international player and currently playing for the club Barcelona. He was in the squad when team France won Russia World Cup 2018. He is a choice of the Barca coach now.
He arrived at the Camp Nou on 25th August 2017 from German side Borussia Dortmund and the transfer fee was €120 million as we speak. He is on the 2nd position of the most expensive Barcelona signings of all time. Till now, the French forward has made 36 appearances with the club and scored 11 goals so far.
1. Philippe Coutinho – €135 Million (From Liverpool)
Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is the most expensive signings of Barcelona. He has come to the Camp Nou in exchange for €135 million reportedly. In the ongoing season, he is passing a considerably good time with the club.
Till now, he has played 38 appearances with the Spanish side and scored 12 goals so far. However, Coutinho started his professional career with Inter Milan in 2008 and later spent two loan seasons so far. He was a key player of the EPL club Liverpool and spent five seasons with them.
According to the above-listed data, we can see the top 10 most expensive Barcelona signings of all time. Excluding them, there are players in the squad that cost huge amounts as well.