The highest combined transfer fees in football history (part 2)

Philippe Coutinho – €174m

Another club-record signing belonged to the former Liverpool favourite player Philippe Coutinho when he moved to Barcelona in January 2018.

Despite having struggled to make great contributions after moving to Europe with Inter Milan, Coutinho fulfilled his unquestionable potential in the Premier League and became one of the fan’s favourite at Anfield. Five consecutive seasons on Merseyside, the man was unable to deliver any silverware, and a huge money move to Spain seemed to entice a proposition to decline.

The move to La Liga was considered to be a major disappointment, however, despite the fact that having secured back-to-back La Liga titles, he soon found himself out of interest and unwanted. Being loaned to German giants Bayern Munich for the new season, the Bavarians have the chance to push the Brazilian further up by signing a EUR 120m permanent deal at the end of the campaign which is Liverpool’s biggest ever matches versus Spanish opposition.

  1. Kylian Mbappe – €180m

The wonder boy broke onto the scene in the exciting Monaco side which won Ligue 1 and achieved the Champions League semi-finals in 2017, before witnessing their finest talent being cherry-picked by Europe’s leading clubs.

Mbappe is one among such starlet being prized away from the principality club, to become the second most expensive player in football history by the time he joinied divisional rivals Paris Saint-Germain. His impact in the French capital has been made immediately, winning two league titles and establishing himself as the club’s key figure despite more established teammates.

Furthermore, he helped France to win the World Cup and become the first teenager to score in the final since Pele. Being named French Player of the Year after he scored 33 goals in just 29 Ligue 1 appearances. It’s safe to say that the sky is seemingly the limit for 20 year old Mbappe.