Twenty-Five Most Expensive Summer Transfers, So Say The Germans


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Several sources cite English Premier League club Manchester City’s purchase of Ivory Coast World Cup midfielder YAYA TOURE (19) from Spanish Primera Division powerhouse FC Barcelona for 30.0 million Euros as the second-most expensive transfer of this 2010 off-season summer. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe)
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Spain World Cup champion striker DAVID VILLA heads the list of the 25 most expensive football players purchased in the off-season summer of 2010, this according to the RHEINISCHE POST, a major regional daily newspaper headquartered in Dusseldorf.

All transfer fees to follow are expressed in millions of Euros :

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40.00 — David VILLA — CF Valencia to CF Real Madrid
30.00 — YaYa TOURE — FC Barcelona to Manchester City
29.50 — Marco BALOTELLI — Inter Milan to Manchester City
28.75 — David SILVA — CF Valencia to Manchester City
25.00 — Angel DI MARIA — Benfica Lisbon to CF Real Madrid
22.70 — Aleksandar KOLAROV — SS Lazio Rome to Manchester City
22.00 — Yoann GOURCUFF — Girondins Bordeaux to Olympique Lyon
22.00 — BRUNO ALVES — FC Porto — Zenit St. Petersburg
22.00 — RAMIRES — Benfica Lisbon to FC Chelsea
22.00 — James MILNER — FC Aston Villa to Manchester City (a)
22.00 — Javier MASCHERANO — FC Liverpool to FC Barcelona
20.00 — CARLOS EDUARDO — TSV Hoffenheim to Rubin Kazan
18.00 — Mesut OEZIL — SV Werder Bremen to CF Real Madrid
18.00 — ROBINHO — Manchester City to AC Milan
16.00 — Andre-Pierre GIGNAC — FC Toulouse to Olympique Marseille
16.00 — Asamoah GYAN — Stade Rennes to AFC Sunderland
15.50 — Loic REMY — OGC Nice to Olympique Marseille
15.50 — Leonardo BONUCCI — AS Bari to FC Juventus
15.50 — DIEGO Ribas da Cunha — FC Juventus to Vfl Wolfsburg
15.00 — Dmytro CHYGRYNSKIY — Shakhtar Donetsk to FC Barcelona
15.00 — Milos KRASIC — CSKA Moscow to FC Juventus
14.00 — Sami KHEDIRA — Vfb Stuttgart to CF Real Madrid
14.00 — MIGUEL VELOSO — Sporting Lisbon to FC Genoa
14.00 — Klaas-Jan HUNTELAAR — AC Milan to Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen
13.50 — HERNANES — FC Sao Paulo to SS Lazio Rome

(a) Aston Villa also received midfielder Stephen Ireland as part of the transaction, which is not reflected in the transfer fee listed here

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Interesting that many sources listed the transfer fee of Dutch international KLAAS-JAN HUNTELAAR to be 13.0 million Euros while the World Cup striker’s price here is just enough to make the list…

…meanwhile, many of the transfer fees reported by RP-ONLINE above do not match up with those listed by the Austrian publication KRONEN ZEITUNG.

Nevertheless, it is also noteworthy that, according to the figures presented above, English Premier League club MANCHESTER CITY paid five of the top ten highest transfer fees all by themselves.

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