5 Most Expensive January Transfers in Football History
Frenkie De Jong is set to join Barcelona in the summer, with the deal expected to be around £65.3m from Ajax. De Jong is seen as one of the most promising talents in Europe. The 21-year-old Netherlands international has been a sought after player in this January transfer window with Manchester City and PSG also showing interest in his signature.
The January transfer window has a mixed reaction from managers with some calling it unnecessary while some are signing big players who have made an instant impact at their respective clubs.
Premier League clubs are seen leading the way in most of the big transfers nowadays but European biggies like Barcelona and Real Madrid are not far behind when it comes to improving the squad in January.
Big-money deals are always tough in January with the clubs doing a thorough risk analysis of how much the player can contribute to their squad in the current season. Barcelona led the way with the signing of Philippe Coutinho last season and here they are again paying big in January.
Here is the list of top 5 January transfers in football history.
#5 Christian Pulisic: Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea - £57.5m
The first big transfer of the current January window was when Chelsea splashed the cash for Pulisic to bring the talented American in the summer. Pulisic is the golden boy of US football and has a bright future according to major football pundits.
He is finding it tough to get playing time in Germany given the depth of squad which Dortmund has, but come next season Pulisic will show his talent in the Premier League.
With the chances of Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid in the summer, Pulisic may well be the ideal replacement, if not a ready-made one. With age on his side, a fee of £57.5m seems to be a bargain in the current market where biggies are willing to pay any amount for star talent.