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5 times Real Madrid broke the transfer record

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Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga
Real Madrid is well known for crazy transfer fees

The extreme big spenders, Real Madrid definitely splash out on top talent from around the world each and every summer. Los Blancos is widely regarded as the greatest football club in the world with decorated and winning history.

Their triumph is largely down spending big in the transfer market. Real Madrid is the only club which has broken the transfer record five times. The club wishes to combine a constellation of superstars so twinkling that no other team can compete with their excellence.

The club is popular for their insane transfer fees. In professional football, there is no club with the financial support and strength as Real Madrid. Here we map out five Real Madrid players whose transfer fee was a record at the time of transfer.

#5 Luis Figo

After clinching two successive La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with Barcelona, the Portuguese winger transferred to Real Madrid in 2000. Los Blancos decided to buy out his contract by paying Catalans a world record £37 million.

Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final
The Lion King

The deal suppressed the transfer fee of £35 million on Argentine striker Hernan Crespo, paid to AC Parma by Lazio.When your squad has an imaginative spark, an innovative playmaker and a precise finisher, you need somebody who can draw all these components together. Luis Figo was such a performer who can bind all the players together. He is well-known for his creativity and has a terrific ability to get past defenders.

Luis Figo's move to Real Madrid is regarded as the most controversial transfer in the football history.

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