Over the years, the transfer values for some players have changed drastically. 2017, in particular, was a year where the transfer records were broken, and significantly too. 5 such midfield menaces have topped the list and have not only made themselves as the most consistent footballers but have also earned the title of being the most expensive midfielders in the world.
5. Saul Niguez – Atletico Madrid (€90million)
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Saul is regarded by many as one of the hottest talents in the world, as his ability to play at any position in the midfield and in the attack makes him different from any other player in the world. Standing 6’0 tall, the Spaniard has it all. From pace to ball control, he is considered as one of the most complete midfielders of this generation.
Diego Simeone has developed a lot of players under his realm, and Saul is one of the jewels. At the age of 23, his transfer value is way more than most players in his particular position.
4. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio (€90million)
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The “Iconic Serbian” has had a lot to offer, as with his tall stature and strength, Milinkovic-Savic is one of the rare talents who has been chased by the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. A complete package is what he really is, as he holds the versatility and the ambidexterity to deploy himself both as a central midfielder and as an attacking midfielder, often switching to a deeper role.
With the January transfer window being the next stop for the biggest names in all of Europe, Milinkovic-Savic can surely become one of the most expensive signings as multiple clubs have had eyes on him for a long time.
3. Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur (€100million)
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With almost 40 goals in over 100 appearances for the Spurs, Alli is one of Pochettino’s most valuable assets. He is known mainly for his inter-plays and the fact that he can play as a forward, an attacking midfielder or a central playmaker depending totally on the situation.
While he is yet to win a major trophy with this current side, it does not shy away from the fact that he has what it takes in order to become one of the top midfielders in the world.