Top Most Expensive Signings in La Liga History

Over the last few years, the amount of money spent by football clubs to sign a player has grabbed eyeballs of many.

Football is considered one of the best sports in the world. It is also considered as the most played and most watched sports, sitting just behind basketball. Hence, it generates a huge amount of revenue from various tournaments, tickets, merchandise and advertisements.

Football cannot be termed as just a sport, and the clubs are no longer just clubs. The sport has turned into a business for good, and the clubs are now more of a franchise. Thus, the money inflow must be continued, and to do so, good players are required.

As crazy as it may seem, the amount of money spent by a team on a legendary player reflects the popularity of football or a team. In this article, we have compiled the most expensive signings in La Liga history ever. To be a bit honest, the below-mentioned figures are simply outrageous!

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool to Barcelona in 2018- £130.5 million

Joao Felix

Benfica to Atletico Madrid in 2019- £113.4 million

Ousmane Dembele

Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in 2017- £112.5 million

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid to Barcelona in 2019- £108 million

Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2103- £90.9 million

Eden Hazard

Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2019- £90 million

Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009- £84.6 million


Santos to Barcelona in 2013- £79.38 million

Luis Suarez

Liverpool to Barcelona in 2014- £73.55 million

Zinedine Zidane

Juventus to Real Madrid in 2001- £69.75 million

Frenkie De Jong

Ajax to Barcelona in 2019- £67.5 million

James Rodriguez

Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014- £67.5 million

Thomas Lemar

Monaco to Atletico Madrid in 2018- £63 million

Zlatan Ibrahimović 

Inter Milan to Barcelona in 2009- £62.55 million


AC Milan to Real Madrid in 2009- £60.3 million

Diego Costa

Chelsea to Atletico Madrid in 2018- £59.4 million

Luis Figo

Barcelona to Real Madrid in 2000- £54 million

Luka Jovic

Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid in 2019- £54 million

Alvaro Morata

Chelsea to Atletico Madrid in 2020- £50.4 million

So many signings and all of them have been made by the three bigger giants-Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. So far, we have only seen four players crossing the £100 million, but we expect to see more since the rivalry and hunger amongst the three teams have reached a different level.