Premier League clubs are earning more money than all the other top Leagues in Europe. In fact, middle table clubs in England can buy top stars from big clubs in Spain, Italy, Germany, and France. It is because of the new television rights deal signed two years ago. In recent months, we have seen clubs spend crazy cash to sign players who end up flopping. Today we take a look at some of the most expensive signings ever in the British Football League history. It is no surprise that most of them happened in the last five years.
The list is as follows;
7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- £56 million
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was not ready to be humiliated by the departure of key player Alexis Sanchez to join Manchester United. The Frenchman decided to make sure Gunners fans will not feel they have lost so much because a more prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will arrive to keep the attack sharp. He paid a club record £56 million to sign the Gabon International from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. He has already netted 6 times in only 9 matches since his arrival.
6. Aymeric Laporte- £57 million
Athletic Bilbao has sold many players for record fees but when Manchester City agreed to pay £57 million for Aymeric Laporte, they did not even think twice. In normal days, defenders don’t cost that much but when Pep Guardiola wants you, he gets you because Sheikh Monsour has given him proper financial backing. He has enjoyed a smooth start to life in England because the team is playing very well at the moment.
5. Angel Di Maria – £59.7 Million
Angel Di Maria is a talented player. He is the kind of winger that any Manchester United fan will want to see at Old Trafford. The player actually signed for the Red Devils in 2014/15 season for a British record £59.7m. The Argentine had a dream start with 3 goals in four games but that was the end of his goodies. He struggled under Louis Van Gaal and he refused to return to Manchester after the 2015 holiday. The star was sold off to PSG for £44.3m. He blamed the Dutch manager for playing him out of position at Old Trafford.
4. Alvaro Morata- £60 million
Chelsea fans are starting to doubt the ability of their expensive striker Alvaro Morata. Last weekend he could not help the Blues score goals against struggling Southampton side. Olivier Giroud came from the bench to score two goals including the winner. It was a bad show for the Spaniard who arrived last summer for £60 million. He might be on the move soon unless a new coach gets him going again.