Goal Special: Top Ten most expensive transfers in the Summer Transfer window

Goal brings out the top ten most expensive transfers completed around the world with the official transfer window having closed...

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The transfer window certainly ended with even a bigger bang than how it began with Gareth Bale being the most expensive signing ever and Mesut Ozil becoming the second most expensive signing in the Premier League..

Goal India rounds up the transfer updates from around Europe to give you a glimpse of the top ten transfers in the Summer Window.

Age: 24
Position: Winger
Nationaltiy: Wales
Club From: Tottenham Hotspur
New Club: Real Madrid
Transfer Fee: 91,000,000 Euro (Reported)
The marquee signing of the transfer window which was in the pipeline for about three months was finally completed two days before the close of the transfer window as PFA Player of the Year, Gareth Bale moved to Spain with the sole aim of helping Madrid win the La Decima as he himself outlined. Oh and he called Cristiano Ronaldo the boss!

Paris Saint-Germain
Age: 26
Position: Striker
Nationality: Uruguayan
Club From: SSC Napoli
New Club: Paris Saint Germain
Transfer Fee: 63,000,000 Euro
What Monaco can do, PSG can easily do better! That must have been the logic in place as PSG just broke all records this transfer season as they acquired the hitman from Naples, Edinson Cavani leaving Falcao's signing by Monaco in the wake. With Ibrahimovic already in the team, only time can tell if the two can pair up. If they can, then they are virtually unstoppable.

Age: 27
Position: Striker
Nationality: Colombia
Club From: Atletico Madrid
New Club: Monaco
Transfer Fee: 60,000,000 Euro
In what was a coup by the newly promoted Ligue 1 club, Monaco succeeded in luring away the Colombian hitman to France by offering him a lucrative contract and making him the costliest player yet, in this transfer season. An excellent goal scorer, Falcao will make a great addition to the super team that Monaco are building.

Age: 21
Position: Striker/Left Winger
Nationality: Brazil
Club From: Santos
New Club: Barcelona
Transfer Fee: 57,000.000 Euro
What was seen as a hit and miss signing by many as Barcelona spent a whole lot of money to land the Brazilian starlet before the Confederations Cup turned out to be a brilliant deal as Neymar dazzled all, leading Brazil to winning the tournament. The scintillating combination of Neymar and Lionel Messi at the Catalan club is a spectacle everyone is waiting to witness.

Age: 24
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Nationaltiy: Germany
Club From: Real Madrid
New Club: Arsenal
Transfer Fee: 50,320,000 Euro
With the incoming Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Arsene Wenger who was crucified for refusing to spend pulled a cat out of his bag with moments to go from the close of the transfer window as Arsenal secured the signature of want away midfielder, Mesut Özil and became the second most expensive signing in the Premier League.


Age: 21
Position: Winger
Nationality: Colombia
Club From: Porto
New Club: Monaco
Transfer Fee: 45,000,000 Euro
The talented Colombian winger who was an integral part of Porto's Championship winning squad was also one of Monaco's early signings as he was signed along with team-mate, Joao Moutinho for a combined fee of 70 million Euros. On the radar of several clubs including Manchester United, the explosive winger with a talent for finding the target will look to start afresh in France.

Age: 28
Position: Central Midfielder
Nationality: Brazil
Club From: Shakhtar Donetsk
New Club: Manchester City
Transfer Fee: 40,000,000 Euro
The Brazilian who grabbed eyeballs after his strong midfield display for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League last season was acquired by Manchester City after breaking the bank. A physical presence in midfield who is equally proficient in galloping forward, he will make an ideal partner in crime to Yaya Toure.

Chelsea FC
Age: 25
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Nationality: Brazil
Club From: Anzhi Makhachkala
New Club: Chelsea
Transfer Fee: 38,000,000 Euro
As Anzhi Makhachkala underwent a fire sale with their owner apparently having a change of heart, the talented Brazillian midfielder who had just moved last season from Shakhthar was courted by a host of Premier League clubs with Spurs set to be the winners, before Chelsea swooped in from nowhere and got the man who they had been eyeing for quite a while now.


Age: 21
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Nationality: Germany
Club From: Borussia Dortmund
New Club: Bayern Munich
Transfer Fee: 37,000,000 Euro
In what was a saga of treachery as accounted by Dortmund faithful, the prodigious attacking midfielder who had been with the club since the age of nine decided to move to bitter rivals, Bayern Munich. With Pep Guardiola being the new coach, after Munich met the release clause taking Dortmund out of the equation, Gotze was unveiled as a new member of the all conquering Bavarians.

SSC Napoli
Age: 23
Position: Striker
Nationaltiy: Argentina
Club From: Real Madrid
New Club: Napoli
Transfer Fee: 37,000,000 Euro
With Real Madrid splashing obscene amounts of money in the transfer market, they looked to offload a few of their players with fan favorite Gonzalo Higuain going out to join Rafa Benitez's Napoli. With Napoli having lost talisman Edinson Cavani it was a perfect opportunity for El Pipita to shine.

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