Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo Feature in List of Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers in the History of Football
Cristiano Ronaldo hugs Neymar prior to start of the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain on February 14, 2018. (Photo: Getty Images)

Portuguese star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to join Juventus FC from Real Madrid in a deal reportedly worth €100m. Real Madrid in an official statement confirmed the development and thanked Ronaldo for his services to the club. “Real Madrid C. F. communicates that, according to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, (we have) agreed to transfer him to Juventus F. C. Today Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the most brilliant times in the history of our club and world football," the Los Blancos said in a statement on their official website. Ronaldo had joined Real Madrid in 2009 following his six-year stay at Manchester United.

"Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement," the statement further added. Ronaldo remains Madrid’s top goal-scorer with 451 goals in 438 games. During his stay with Madrid, the star footballer won four Ballon d’Ors and three Golden Boots. At Madrid, Rondalo won four Champions League titles and two league championships as well as two Spanish Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups. Cristiano Ronaldo Signed by Juventus! Real Madrid Star Forward Signed by Italian Club for Euro 105 Million in a 4-Year-Deal As per Reports.

Meanwhile, the move is being hailed as a major boost for Juventus. Interestingly, Juventus have dominated the Italian league in recent years and Ronaldo’s presence is further expected to strengthen their supremacy. Apparently, Ronaldo’s deal with Juventus features in the top 10 most expensive transfers in the history of football.

Here’s a cursory look at the list of most expensive football transfers:

Rank Player From To Deal in Euros Year
1 Neymar Barcelona Paris Saint-Germain 222m 2017
2 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool Barcelona 120m 2018
3 Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund Barcelona 105m 2017
4 Paul Pogba Juventus Manchester United 105m 2016
5 Gareth Bale Tottenham Spurs Real Madrid 100.8m 2013
6 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Juventus 100m 2018
7 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Real Madrid 94m 2009
8 Gonzalo Higuain Napoli Juventus 90m 2016
9 Neymar Santos FC Barcelona 86.2m 2013
10 Romelu Lukaku Everton Manchester United 84.8m 2017

Evidently, Brazil’s Neymar and Portugal’s Ronaldo are the only players to feature twice on the above list twice. Neymar’s first entry in the top 10 was during the year 2013 when he moved to Barcelona from Santos FC. He was later snapped up by PSG for a record salary that puts him on top the list. The then 24-year-old Ronaldo become the most expensive footballer in history (at that time) after United agreed to accept Real’s €94m (£80m) offer in 2009.