Premier League takes a break this coming weekend to pave way for League Cup semi-final and FA Cup fourth round matches. This means Manchester City will play two matches this week as Liverpool players rest under the sun in Dubai. This is likely to be the deciding moment in the race for the title. The League returns on Tuesday next week. Today, we want to remind you about the five biggest transfers in British football history.
5. Romelu Lukaku- €84.70 Million
Manchester United paid Everton €84.70 million in 2017 to sign striker Romelu Lukaku. The deal involved Wayne Rooney returning to Goodison Park for another spell with his boyhood club. The Belgian forward has netted 36 goals in 78 appearances so far.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo- €94 Million
Most finals Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in:
– Champions League: 4
– Spanish Super Cup: 4
– Club World Cup: 4
– Copa Del Rey: 2
– UEFA Super Cup: 2
– FA Cup: 1
– English League Cup: 1. pic.twitter.com/bHBRUFPmHA
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) January 16, 2019
Manchester United sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009 for a record €94 million. The Portuguese winger had helped the Red Devils play in two consecutive UEFA Champions League final, winning one of them in 2008. He also helped the Old Trafford giant lift the League, FA Cup, and League Cup several times.
CR7 went on to enjoy a successful career at Santiago Bernabeu winning all trophies available in the club level including 4 more European Cups. He also broke all goal records at the club before switching to Juventus in 2018.
3. Gareth Bale- €101 Million
2018 has been a great year. Onwards and upwards and here's to 2019. Happy New Year! 💪🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/EWmfsecMAW
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 31, 2018
Real Madrid paid a record €101 million to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspurs in 2013. However, the deal was kept a secret until 2017 to avoid conflict between him and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welshman has struggled with injuries and poor at Santiago Bernabeu. He has scored big goals to help Madrid lift all trophies available in the club level. The winger has already lifted 4 UEFA Champions League trophies.