The Premiership has seen some huge signings in the last few years and money has been no object for some of the clubs, who are more than willing to splash the big bucks on world class stars. Here are seven of the most expensive with a little information from Footballtransfers.uk.
- Angel di Maria – From Real Madrid to Manchester United (£59.7M)
Manchester United signs Angel di Maria to break the transfer record in British history.
Things looked very promising when Manchester United decided to sign Angel di Maria for a record-setting £59.7M, receiving one of the biggest stars from Real Madrid. Di Maria had a fantastic start to his campaign in Manchester, being able to score 3 times in a span of 4 games to start the 2014-2015 season. However, he quickly lost his form, which ultimately led Manchester to sell him to PSG last summer for £44.3M.
- Kevin de Bruyne — From Wolfsburg to Manchester City (£54.5M)
After an excellent 2014-2015 season, Kevin de Bruyne transfers to a new city.
Nobody would have expected that the return of de Bruyne to the Premier league would become the second most expensive British transfer record, leaving Chelsea for Wolfsburg back in January 2014. But after a superb 2014-2015 season, the Belgian superstar registered more assists than anybody else in the top 5 European leagues, sparking interest from Manchester City.
- Fernando Torres — From Liverpool to Chelsea (£50M)
Fernando Torres performed poorly after his transfer to Chelsea.
Chelsea had high hopes after acquiring the star striker of Liverpool in January 2011. However, Fernando Torres struggled immensely, failing to reach the expectations of both the management and fans. Torres was able to amass 65 league goals during his three and a half season stint in Liverpool, but only netted 20 in the following three and a half seasons with Chelsea. His goal against Barcelona during the semi-finals of the Champions League was one of his rare highlights as a Chelsea player.
- Raheem Sterling — From Liverpool to Manchester City (£49M)
After numerous rumors this summer regarding Sterling’s transfer to Manchester City, the move ultimately materialized. Moving away from Anfield placed the English superstar in the center of controversy, but Sterling was able to rise above adversity, scoring a goal and an assist in each of his first 4 games to propel his new team to first place of the Premier League.
- Mesut Ozil — From Real Madrid to Arsenal (£42.5M)
Since joining Arsenal in 2013, Mesut Ozil has played a critical role in his club’s success.
Arsene Wenger was keen on splurging money to sign Ozil to Arsenal back in September 2013, making the ex-playmaker of Real Madrid the most expensive footballer of German descent in history. After helping his team to a couple of FA Cup wins, Ozil has solidified his role for the Gunners, but he still finds himself at the receiving end of criticism for not being able to play at a consistently high level especially in crucial games.
- Sergio Aguero — From Atletico Madrid to Manchester City (£38M)
Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers in the Premier League.
Manchester City brought in Aguero from Atletico Madrid back in the summer of 2011. Since then, the Argentinian striker has made himself one of the top strikers in the Premier league. Despite dealing with several injuries, Aguero has managed to amass 79 goals in just 124 games in the Premier League while also helping his club win 2 league titles.
- Juan Mata — From Chelsea to Manchester United (£37.1M)
Juan Mata leaves Chelsea for Manchester United.
In January 2013, Spanish superstar Juan Mata was sold to Manchester United following his stint in Chelsea and winning player of the year twice. While Mata initially struggled to find his form that turned him into a fan favourite in his former club, he still had a superb 2014-2015 campaign, including a remarkable goal with a scissor kick against Liverpool.