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Big Transfers: Paul Pogba leads this season’s list worth millions

A look at the biggest money-makers in the transfer market so far.

football Updated: Aug 12, 2016 15:23 IST
Dhiman Sarkar
Football

Paul Pogba completed his return to Old Trafford this week for a world-record fee of $116 million (R775cr). (REUTERS)

With the European club football season set to kick-off this weekend, we take a look at the biggest money-makers in the transfer market so far. Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United tops the list as clubs loosen their purse strings to get the best money can buy.

SADIO MANE
Age: 24 | Position: Wide midfielder
Transfer: Southampton to Liverpool
Cost: $47m (Rs 314 crore)
ALVARO MORATA
Age: 23 | Position: Striker
Transfer: To Real Madrid on buy-back clause
Cost: $44.6m (Rs 297.5 crore)
MICHY BATSHUAYI
Age: 22 | Position: Wide midfielder
Transfer: Marseille to Chelsea on five-year deal
Cost: $44m (Rs 293.5 crore)
RENATO SANCHES
Age: 18 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Benfica to Bayern Munich on five-year deal
Cost: $40m (Rs 267 crore)
GRANIT XHAKA
Age: 23 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Borussia Moenchengladbach to Arsenal on five-year deal
Cost: $39m (Rs 260 crore)
MATS HUMMELS
Age: 27 | Position: Defender
Transfer: Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich
Cost: $39m (Rs 260 crore)
N’GOLO KANTE
Age: 25 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Leicester City to Chelsea on five-year deal
Cost: $38m (Rs 253.5 crore)
GRZEGORZ KRYCHOWIAK
Age: 26 | Position:Midfielder
Transfer: Sevilla to Paris St Germain on five-year deal
Cost: $37.4m (Rs 249.6 crore)
MIRALEM PJANIC
Age: 26 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Roma to Juventus on five-year deal
Cost: $36m (Rs 240 crore)
ERIC BAILLY
Age: 22 | Position: Defender
Transfer: to Manchester United on four-year deal with option of adding two more
Cost: $39m (Rs 261.5 crore)
ANDRE GOMES
Age: 23 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Valencia to Barcelona on five-year deal
Cost: $39m (Rs 260 crore)
GABRIEL JESUS
Age: 19 | Position: Striker
Transfer: Palemiras to Manchester City on five-year (to join City only in Jan. 2017)
Cost: $36m (Rs 240 crore)
KEVIN GAMEIRO
Age: 29 | Position: Striker
Transfer: Borussia Moenchengladbach to Arsenal on five-year deal
Cost: $35.6m (Rs 236.5 crore)
ARKADIUSZ MILIK
Age: 22 | Position: Striker
Transfer: Ajax to Napoli on five-year deal
Cost: $35.6m (Rs 237.6 crore)

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN
Age: 27 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United on four-year deal
Cost: $33.5m (Rs 223.4 crore)
ANDRE SHUERRLE
Age: 25 | Position: Midfielder/forward
Transfer: Wolfsburg to Borussia Dortmund on five-year deal
Cost: $33m (Rs 220 crore)
GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM
Age: 25 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Newcastle to Liverpool on five-year deal
Cost: $30.6m (Rs 204.5 crore)
MARIO GOETZE
Age: 24 | Position: Midfielder/Playmaker
Transfer: Bayern Munich to Borussia Dortmund on four-year deal
Cost: $28.7m (Rs 191.4 crore)
BREEL EMBOLO
Age: 19 | Position: Forward
Transfer: Basel to Schalke on five-year deal
Cost: $27.8m (Rs 185.4 crore)
NICO GAITAN
Age: 28 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Benfica to Atletico Madrid
Cost: $27.8m (Rs 185.9 crore)

JESE
Age: 23 | Position: Striker
Transfer: Real Madrid to PSG on five-year deal
Cost: $27.8m (Rs 185.9 crore)
Samuel Umtiti
Age: 22 | Position: Defender
Transfer: Lyon to Barcelona on five-year deal
Cost: $27.8m (Rs 185.9 crore)
Ilkay Gundogan
Age: 25 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City on four-year deal
Cost: $27.4m (Rs 183 crore)
Andre Ayew
Age: 26 | Position: Wide midfielder/forward
Transfer: Swansea to West Ham on three-year deal
Cost: $26.7m (Rs 178 crore)

Antonio Candreva
Age: 29 | Position: Wide midfielder
Transfer: Lazio to Inter Milan on four-year deal
Cost: $24.5m (Rs 163.6 crore)
Vincent Janssen
Age: 22 | Position: Striker
Transfer: AZ Alkmaar to Tottenham Hotspurs on four-year deal
Cost: $27.8m (Rs 185.9 crore)

Kevin Volland
Age: 24 | Position: Forward
Transfer: 1899 Hoffenheim to Bayer Leverkusen on five-year deal
Cost: $22.2m (Rs 148.7 crore)
Ahmed Musa
Age: 23 | Position: Forward
Transfer: CSKA Moscow to Leicester City on four-year deal
Cost: $21.7m (Rs 144.9 crore)
Jordon Ibe
Age: 20 | Position: Wide midfielder/forward
Transfer: Liverpool to Bournemouth on four-year deal
Cost: $19.5m (Rs 130.6 crore)

Nolito
Age: 29 | Position: Midfielder/forward
Transfer: Celta Vigo to Manchester City on four-year deal
Cost: $18.3m (Rs 122 crore)

Lucas Digne
Age: 23 | Position: Defender
Transfer: Paris St Germain to Barcelona
Cost: $18.3m (Rs 122.7 crore)
Andros Townsend
Age: 25 | Position: Wide midfielder/forward
Transfer: Newcastle to Crystal Palace on five-year deal
Cost: $16.9m (Rs 113 crore)
Nampalys Mendy
Age: 24 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Nice to Leicester City on four-year deal
Cost: $16.9m (Rs 113 crore)
Graziano Pelle
Age: 31 | Position: Striker
Transfer: Southampton to Shandong Luneng (China)
Cost: $16.9m (Rs 113 crore)
Christoph Kramer
Age: 25 | Position: Midfielder
Transfer: Bayer Leverkusen to Borussia Moenchengladbach on five-year deal
Cost: $16.7m (Rs 111.5 crore)
Ousmane Dembele
Age: 19 | Position: Forward
Transfer: Rennes to Dortmund on five-year deal
Cost: $16.7m (Rs 111.5 crore)

Mohamed Salah
Age: 24 | Position: Forward
Transfer: Fiorentina to Roma (loan deal made permanent)
Cost: $16.7m (Rs 111.5 crore)