Barcelona most expensive signings? Who are theBarcelona most expensive signings?
The club has spent a lot of money in the last decade to get the best players in their club. So who are the most expensive signings in Barcelona history? And who are the most expensive Barcelona transfers? Let us check out the Barcelona most expensive signings
Barcelona most expensive signings
Barcelona have signed some great players in the past. However, not all have been expensive. The likes of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta came for free. So which players have been the most expensive? Well have a look below to find out which Barcelona players have been the most expensive signings ever.
Top 5 Barcelona most expensive signings ever
FC Barcelona Highest transfer fee paid ever?
Well Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho are the most expensive Barcelona signings after their over £150 million moves to Barca. Let’s see who else are there – let the countdown begin!
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The big Swede came as a part of an exchange deal for player plus cash. He was signed in the Pep era. With the big money Barca paid for him and his stature, everyone expected him to be a huge hit!
However, he was not. He failed to mix with the Barcelona team and was left out of the squad a lot. He ended up leaving the club with anger and an expensive transfer went to waste.
4. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez was a star who everybody hated and feared. Back then Barcelona broke their transfer record and signed him for the club. He turned out to be a world class signing.
Scoring goals for fun, winning crucial matches for the club and forming a part of the famous MSN, Suarez can be classified as one of the best strikers to play for the club!
Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos. He was a special player back then and with so many clubs chasing his signature, there was a high value to sign him. It turned out to be Barcelona who signed him for a club record fee back then.
It was a good investment as he gave them brilliant performances and a good memory before abruptly leaving for PSG. A heartbreak!
2. Ousmane Dembele
The French youngster was brought from Borussia Dortmund in Germany. He impressed with the German club really well. However, at that time Barcelona had little idea of what they were getting.
Barcelona had recently sold Neymar and so had earned a lot of money from the Brazilian’s well documented move to Paris. The whole world knew about the world record money PSG had paid Barcelona to secure Neymar’s services.
It made every club demand an unreasonably high amount of money from Barcelona since the Catalans had revealed the strength of their wallet. What added to the situation was that the player was not someone who could either be easily replaced or someone Barcelona had a back-up player for.
So Barcelona had to go in search of a generational talent. And it was Ousmane Dembele at that point most people were betting their money on. He was young and taking apart the Bundesliga in a team which like Barcelona loved passing the ball around.
He was brought in and in three seasons has failed miserably. There has been unfortunate injuries but he has not taken care of his body either. He has repeatedly been called out and exposed by the media for clubbing late, sleeping late, going out too much, missing training, coming late for training almost on a daily basis.
He has a bad attitude towards football as well as he is not driven or ambitious to be the best in the money. Barcelona had paid a record fee, their highest in fact to land the French winger. Now seeing the roadblock that he is, the Catalans will desperately want to lighten the load and take him off their books.
They will want him gone come January but we do not see too many suitors for an ill disciplined player like Dembele.
He has almost left Barcelona. He like Ousmane Dembele was partly brought in with the money Barcelona had earned from selling Neymar. He was believed to be a double strategy player as someone who could play on the wing also like Neymar and also fill in the Iniesta role in the middle once the legend retired.
However, Coutinho’s spell at Barcelona was one of doom. He never worked for Barcelona despite being a talented and hard working player. The main reason was that Barcelona made a tactical error by playing him in the wings. He is a pure number 10 who likes the ball in his feet and to coordinate and string attacks together rather than play a lonely dribbling winger.
His positional awareness and vision through the center is one of the best in the world but Ernesto Valverde in all his wisdom pushed the Brazilian to the wings. It was a sad move to see such a great player fail at a big club.
He obviously never replaced Iniesta and was loaned out earlier this season to Bayern Munich. At Munich he played a little and was given the centre role and was shining. However, new boss at Bayern has again benched him which might mean that his loan might not work out.
Even if it fails, we do not see Coutinho returning to Barcelona to warm the bench. He wants to play and the player will probably go off somewhere else where his talent is not misused.
Special Mention: Griezmann
He actually stands at number 3 in terms of highest paid transfer fees. However, we have not included him since his transfer fee is still in some dispute and may become the highest paid in terms of transfer fee if Atletico get their way.