The Premier League’s most expensive transfer buys

The English Premier League has become well known for its massive transfer fees over the years, with Manchester United topping the charts for the most expensive imports.

Noisy neighbours Manchester City may have scooped up much more silverware in recent years, but it’s their rivals in red who boast the priciest EPL signings? if you think that’s a good thing.

Paul Pogba became a Premier League-record ?94.5million recruit from Serie A giants Juventus in 2016.

It’s a fee made all the more eye-watering given the French international was allowed to slip through the Old Trafford net on a free transfer four years earlier.

The Red Devils are also responsible for the next two most expensive signings, with Harry Maguire (?78.3m) and Romelu Lukaku (?76.23m) lured from EPL rivals Leicester and Everton respectively.

Maguire’s 2019 switch eclipsed the record fee for a defender set 18 months earlier when Virgil van Dijk traded Southampton for Liverpool for a shade over ?76m.

Original big spenders Chelsea have muscled their way back into the list in recent seasons, with Kepa Arrizabalaga becoming the most expensive goalkeeper in the world ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

epl most expensive transfer buys
Kevin De Bruyne looks on during a match. Photo: EPA/Peter Powell / POOL

The Blues went even bigger in the summer of 2020, snapping up wunderkind Kai Havertz for ?72m from Bayer Leverkusen.

Arsenal shelled out a similar transfer fee for winger Nicolas Pepe, while Manchester City will consider Kevin de Bruyne a relative bargain at ?68.4m.

The EPL’s record transfers over the years

Record Premier League Transfer Buys

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Arsenal v Everton

Result prediction Arsenal to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionArsenal / Arsenal to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionL. Trossard(Arsenal)
K. Havertz(Arsenal)

Brentford v Newcastle United

Result prediction draw
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionNewcastle United / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionY. Wissa(Brentford)
A. Isak(Newcastle United)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United

Result prediction Manchester United to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester United / Manchester United to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Burnley v Nottingham Forest

Result prediction Burnley to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Burnley to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionC. Hudson-Odoi(Nottingham Forest)

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth

Result prediction Chelsea to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionChelsea / Chelsea to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionN. Jackson(Chelsea)
D. Solanke(AFC Bournemouth)

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

Result prediction Crystal Palace to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionCrystal Palace / Crystal Palace to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionJ. Mateta(Crystal Palace)
M. Olise(Crystal Palace)

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Result prediction Liverpool to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionLiverpool / Liverpool to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionHwang Hee-Chan(Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Luton Town v Fulham

Result prediction Luton Town to win
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictiondraw / Luton Town to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a

Manchester City v West Ham United

Result prediction Manchester City to win
Over/Under predictionover 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionManchester City / Manchester City to win
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionE. Haaland(Manchester City)
P. Foden(Manchester City)
J. Álvarez(Manchester City)
J. Gvardiol(Manchester City)

Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur

Result prediction draw
Over/Under predictionunder 2.5 goals
HT / FT predictionSheffield United / draw
Team to Score predictionboth teams
Anytime Goalscorer predictionn/a