Published By: Rohit Chatterjee

Top Most Expensive Signings in Premier League History

It’s a game of money. The more spent, the better the player in the squad. 

Spend, Spend and Spend! That’s the mantra of the modern-day football. Be it a big club or small, spending huge amount of money is not a big deal for them. Figures like 40 million pounds or 80 million pounds on a single player is a common thing in football these days.

When it comes to the Premier League, the spending is huge due to the presence of heavyweight clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. For example, Manchester City has spent a whopping 1 billion pounds on signings in the last 10 years.

In this article, we will look at the clubs that spent the most to get a single player.

Paul Pogba

Juventus to Manchester United in 2016- 89 million pounds

Harry Maguire

Leicester to Manchester United in 2019- 78 million pounds

Romelu Lukaku

Everton to Manchester United in 2017- 75 million pounds

Virjil van Dijk

Southampton to Liverpool in 2018- 75 million pounds

Nicolas Pepe

Lille to Arsenal in 2019- 72 million pounds

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea in 2018- 71 million pounds

Alison Becker 

Roma to Liverpool in 2018- 67 million pounds


Atletico Madrid to Manchester City in 2019- 64 million pounds

Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea in 2020- 62 million pounds

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester to Manchester City in 2020- 60 million pounds

Angel Di Maria

Real Madrid to Manchester United in 2014- 67.5 million pounds

Kevin de Bruyne

Wolfsburg to Manchester City in 2015- 68.4 million pounds

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool to Manchester City in 2016- 57.3 million pounds

Fernando Torres

Liverpool to Chelsea in 2010- 52.6 million pounds

Rio Ferdinand

Leeds to Manchester United in 2002- 41.4 million pounds

Andriy Shevchenko

AC Milan to Chelsea in 2007- 39.4 million pounds

Michael Essien

Lyon to Chelsea in 2006- 34.2 million pounds

Didier Drogba

Marseille to Chelsea in 2004- 34.6 million pounds

Wayne Rooney

Everton to Manchester United in 2004- 33.3 million pounds

Andy Caroll

Newcastle to Liverpool in 2010- 36.9 million pounds


Real Madrid to Manchester City in 2009- 38.7 million pounds

Shaun Wright-Phillips 

Manchester City to Chelsea in 2006- 28.3 million pounds

Hernan Crespo

Inter to Chelsea in 2003- 23.4 million pounds

Ricardo Carvalho

FC Porto to Chelsea in 2004- 27 million pounds

With Ricardo Carvalho, we end this list. With the huge amount of money spent in the last two decades, it will be interesting to see the future signing amounts of big players.