Connect with us

Football List

Barcelona most expensive signings -top 10 highest transfer fees paid



Barcelona is one of the most successful football clubs and has been involved in some of the most outrageous transfer fees paid to players.


Although the investment made by the club has been effective, there have been some woeful transfers that have made fans wonder why such huge sums are spent.


Barcelona, a global brand, has continued to be active in the transfer market despite stuttering finance. The club’s model works with a mixed blend of top players alongside players from its academy.


So who are the most expensive Barcelona transfer fees paid lately? From the count of £100m, Ousmane Dembélé, £121.50m and Antoine Griezmann £108.00m top the list.


Ranking Barcelona’s most expensive signings -top 10 highest transfer fees paid


10 – Ferran Torres – (£49.50m, from Manchester City in 2022)


Ferran Torres was tipped to be a big hit at Manchester City following his arrival at the club in 2020 after an explosive start to his professional career at Valencia.


He did show up the stuff he was made of, including the outstanding performance that saw him become the youngest Spanish player ever to score in three consecutive appearances at 20.


But Ferran decided to return to Spanish football as Xavi Hernandez outlined his desire to work with him at Barcelona. So far, Ferran Torres has been brilliant and has proven to be a reliable player for Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona.


“I could have stayed at Manchester City, winning many titles, but I wanted a new challenge. Signing for Barcelona is an honour in itself, but when Xavi calls you, it’s a no brainer.” Ferran Torres on his move to Barcelona.


9. Raphinha – (£52.20m, from Leeds United in 2022)


Raphinha left Leeds United for Barcelona after leaving his mark as one of the most outstanding players as the club struggled to stay in the top flight. Barcelona completed the signing ahead of the 2022/23 football season.


The Brazilian is a quality winger who’s been very effective in his role. He is expected to be a core part of the big project at FC Barcelona.


8. Miralem Pjanic – (£54.00m, from Juventus in 2020)


Miralem Pjanic is one of the shock transfers at FC Barcelona in recent years. The Bosnian was brought to help the club’s depleted midfield.


He slightly changed the team. However, Pjanic failed to live up to the level fans had expected of him.


His struggles in the team led to an eventual loan move away from the club. His future at the Camp Nou is uncertain as he’s found it difficult to get game time as Xavi Hernandez appears to have different options for himself.


7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – (£62.55m, from Inter Milan in 2009)


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the standout signings at Barcelona, even though his career at the club was brief. The Swede joined the Catalan club for a record fee of £62.55m.


He won the FIFA Club World Cup, La Liga and the UEFA Super Cup.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gone ahead to play for some of the biggest football clubs in the world, including Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, LA Galaxy and AC Milan.


6. Luis Suárez – (£73.55m, from Liverpool in 2014)


Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014 after a blistering career at Liverpool, where he capped 31 Goals in the 2013–14 season to win the Premier League Golden boot.


Suarez also had a successful career at Barcelona and was part of the famous MSN trio of Neymar and Lionel Messi.


The Uruguayan moved to Atletico Madrid, winning the La Liga title with the club before heading for South America.

Suarez remains one of the most significant signings at Barcelona in the last decade.


5. Frenkie de Jong – (£77.40m, from Ajax Amsterdam in 2019)


Part of Ajax Amsterdam’s incredible 2018-19 Champions League setup, Frankie de Jong took the turn to Barcelona amid mass departure by most squad members to other top European clubs, including Man United and Juventus.


Arriving at Barcelona with so much potential, Frankie de Jong is yet to play to his best at Ajax, predominantly due to issues surrounding his contract. Despite these factors, the Dutchman has continuously attracted offers around Europe due to his immense talent.


Frenkie de Jong, on a good day, could be ranked among the best midfielders. He is a versatile midfielder with strong dribbling abilities and attacking prowess.


4. Neymar -(£79.20m, from Santos FC in 2013)


Neymar is one of the top names on Barcelona’s record transfer list. The Brazilian was drawn to the Catalan club after an explosive career at Santos.


He is also famously known for his role at Barcelona and as part of the MSN trio of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi that won several trophies, including a treble.


Neymar was later sold to Paris Saint-Germain for a world transfer record fee of £199.80m (€222m).


3. Antoine Griezmann – (£108.00m, from Atletico Madrid)


Antoine Griezmann rose to become one of the best players in the Spanish La Liga in 2014 and 2019, winning several trophies with the club.


His performance had compelled Barcelona to splash £108.00m for his services.

However, he’s failed to play to the same level at Atletico Madrid despite high expectations from football fans.


2. Philippe Coutinho – (£121.50m, from Liverpool)


Philippe Coutinho had an outstanding career at Liverpool. He moved to Barcelona for £121.50m with high expectations.


However, he failed to hit the ground running and had to be loaned to other top clubs until settling well at Aston Villa.


1. Ousmane Dembélé – (£126.00m, from Borussia Dortmund in 2017)


Ousmane Dembélé joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in his peak times at the German club.


But the Frenchman is yet to live up to expectations since his arrival at Barcelona, predominantly due to injuries that left him out of action.


Dembélé remains part of the project at Barcelona, and Xavi Hernandez had not talked about plans without the Frenchman.

I'm a sports enthusiast, love writing about football. I have been writing about top teams in Europe, the Premier League and La Liga.

Discover the best betting sites and bonuses at


Ewood Park Jack Walker stand Ewood Park Jack Walker stand
The Match3 hours ago

Chelsea FC U21 vs Norwich City FC U21 TV Channel and where to watch online

In the round of 16 of the English Premier League Cup, Chelsea will tackle Norwich City for a place in...

Ninian Stand Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City v West Brom September 28 2021 Ninian Stand Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City v West Brom September 28 2021
The Match4 hours ago

West Bromwich Albion U21 vs Arsenal FC U21 TV Channel and Where to watch 2024

Inconsistent West Bromwich Albion welcomes Arsenal to Keys Park in round nine of the English Premier League 2. It has...

Ninian Stand Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City v West Brom September 28 2021 Ninian Stand Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City v West Brom September 28 2021
The Match11 hours ago

Where to watch Coventry City vs Maidstone United on TV and live-streaming

In one Monday night football action in the UK, Coventry City FC will tackle Maidstone United in the fourth round...

photo 1518604964608 053f9db26a16 photo 1518604964608 053f9db26a16
Uncategorised4 days ago

Could Man City Face Relegation from the Premier League?

In the world of football, few controversies have stirred as much debate and speculation as the ongoing saga surrounding Manchester...

Millennium Stadium panorama Millennium Stadium panorama
The Match5 days ago

Al-Nassr vs Al Feiha TV channel UK & live stream Wed February 2024

Al Nassr will tackle Al Feiha as hostilities in the AFC Champions League continue on Wednesday evening. The Saudi Pro...

Uncategorised2 weeks ago

Green Pitches, Bright Futures: The Role of Football Academies in Tanzania

A quiet revolution is taking place in the heart of Tanzania, where the passion for football runs as deep as...

Premier League Premier League
Football List3 weeks ago

Top 10 English Football Managers out of work 2024

English football managers are some of the biggest in coaching at the game’s highest level. England has been a football...

Nivia Ashtang Gold Nivia Ashtang Gold
The Match3 weeks ago

Tottenham Hotspur U21 vs Peterborough U21 TV Channel and Where to watch

Spurs impressive form in the Premier League Cup will be challenging by visiting Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon. The Lillywhites...

Nivia Ashtang Gold Nivia Ashtang Gold
The Match3 weeks ago

Bristol City vs Leeds United: TV Channel and Where to watch online

Another Friday night Championship football as Bristol City takes on in form Leeds United. The Robins are now winless in...

Jude Bellingham Jude Bellingham
Football List4 weeks ago

Top 20 Most valuable young players (Under 21) in the world 2024

Under 21 years old, players are gradually dominating the top spot in football rankings, especially in terms of market value....

Jude Bellingham Jude Bellingham
Football List4 weeks ago

Top 20 most valuable footballers in the world 2024 – per Transfermarkt

One of the areas often looked at is the football players market value. The English Premier League, La Liga, Italian Serie...

Liverpool vs. Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 2019 08 14 33 Liverpool vs. Chelsea UEFA Super Cup 2019 08 14 33
Football List4 weeks ago

Top 10 Best Captains in the Premier League (EPL) right now 2024

Captains play a significant role in football, and the EPL is not short of some of the best. Man City,...

Premier League teams 3-letter abbreviations & short name 2023/2024 Premier League teams 3-letter abbreviations & short name 2023/2024
Football List4 weeks ago

Premier League squad values 2024 per Transfermarkt

Ranking the Premier League squad values for the 2023/2024 campaign. But how much are Premier League squads worth? According to...

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Football List4 weeks ago

Top 10 Best football captains in the world 2024

Captains are the leaders of the team, and the success of every team depends on who is in charge of...

Son Heung min Son Heung min
Football List1 month ago

Top 20 Best wingers in the Premier League 2024

The Premier League is home to some of the most creative wingers in world football. We all know how strong...

Pep Guardiola Pep Guardiola
Football List1 month ago

Current (EPL) Premier League managers & assistant coaches 2024

The English Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world.  Since the start of the campaign,...

Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne
Football List1 month ago

Top 10 Best box to box midfielders in the Premier League 2024

The Premier League has many talents and veterans in the midfield position, especially with all-round abilities. The EPL is known...

Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta
Football List1 month ago

Top 10 Youngest Managers in the Premier League currently 2024

The Premier League has seen some of the most experienced managers in world football. However, despite these top names headlining...

Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 1 Bruges Jan Breydel Stadium 1
Interesting Stadiums1 month ago

Football clubs that don’t own their stadium 2024

Stadiums are an important asset for every club, but unfortunately, not every club has the luxury of owning one they...

Zinedine Zidane by Tasnim 02 Zinedine Zidane by Tasnim 02
Football List1 month ago

Top 15 best available football managers 2024 – coaches out of work

Football management deals with hiring and firing, which is common. Dissatisfaction by club owners and fans often results in some...