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What the most expensive 11 in football history looks like – Why Messi is not among the starters – Football


Following the transfer of Harry Maguire from Leicester to Manchester United (€ 88 million), Mard's journalists drew the top 11 of the world's most expensive football players. Lionel Messi is not among them: Barcelona did not pay any money in return, the Argentine was formed in the famous La Massia.

Bring it on: Cap

He was transferred from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea in exchange for € 80 million. He arrived at Stamford Bridge in August 2018, is the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the sports king.

Right fielder: Kyle Walker

The English international is worth € 56.7 million, money paid by Manchester City to Tottenham. He signed with the team prepared by Pep Guardiola in July 2017.

Central defender: Virgil van Dyke

In December 2017, Liverpool announced that it had reached an agreement with Southampton to transfer Virgil van Dyke. The Dutchman reached the Cormorants, with whom he won the last Champions League.

Central Defender: Harry Maguire

Just days ago, Manchester United announced it had paid about 88m euros to Harry Maguire from Leicester.

Left back: Lucas Hernandez

Bayern Munich continued to hold its head when it announced it had acquired international Lucas Lucas from Atletico Madrid. In return, the Bavarians paid 80 million euros.

Midfielder: Rodrigo Hernandez

Manchester City enriched Atletico Madrid's accounts with € 70 million. The citizens have acquired Rodrigo Hernandez, who will be part of Guardiola's team starting this racing season.

Midfielder: Paul Pogba

Although he had it in his own backyard when the Frenchman was a junior, Manchester United had to hand over 105 million euros to Paul Pogba of Juventus.

Midfielder: Frenkie de Jong

The delightful Ajax from last season (semi-finalist in the Champions League) sold one of the pearls, with Frankie de Jong signing for FC Barcelona. The Catalans paid the steel 75 million euros (plus 11 more depending on the player's performance at Camp Nou).

Next: Coutinho

With the development increasingly appreciated in Liverpool, Coutinho finally reached the Camp Nou, Barcelona paid € 120 million in exchange for the Brazilian.

As a paradox, after leaving Brazil, Liverpool won (this year) the Champions League, a race that Coutinho had agreed to come to Barca (he thought he had a better chance of winning with Cataluns.

Next: Neymar

In the summer of 2017 speculation took shape and Neymar left Barcelona to reach PSG. The price of the mega move was made to order: a € 222 million termination clause. It has become (and still is) the most expensive transfer in football history.

Forward: Kylian Mbappe

Also in the summer of 2017, PSG was giving another shot at the transfer market: Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco. The French international has cost France's champion 180 million euros.

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