- Title: Soccer's five most expensive transfers
- Date: 1st August 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - SEPTEMBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS) GARETH BALE TRAINING WITH REAL MADRID TEAM MATES TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS CRISTIANO RONALDO TACKLING BALE ISTANBUL, TURKEY (FILE - SEPTEMBER 16, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BALE TRAINING WITH REAL MADRID TEAM MATES MILAN, ITALY (FILE - MAY 27, 2016) (REUTERS) REAL MADRID WARMING UP AT PRE-MATCH TRAINING SESSION AT THE SAN SIRO STADIUM RONALDO DOING SPEED EXERCISES PLAYERS ON PITCH AT PRE-MATCH TRAINING SESSION RONALDO RUNNING AFTER BALL RONALDO SCORING GOAL LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2013) ((REUTERS) GONZALO HIGUAIN NAPOLI TRAINING SESSION VARIOUS OF HIGUAIN TRAINING DUESSELDORF, GERMANY (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2, 2014) (REUTERS) THE THEN ARGENTINA COACH, GERARDO MARTINO TALKING TO HIGUAIN BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - NOVEMBER 7, 2015) (REUTERS) FORWARD NEYMAR AT TRAINING PLAYERS TRAINING NEYMAR CHASING BALL BARCELONA, SPAIN (FILE - APRIL 4, 2017) (REUTERS) FORWARDS NEYMAR AND LIONEL MESSI AND STRIKER LUIS SUAREZ AT TRAINING SESSION PLAYERS TALKING NEYMAR AT TRAINING
- Embargoed: 15th August 2017 10:51
- Keywords: Gonzalo Higuain transfer news Soccer Paris Saint-Germain most expensive Paul Pogba Gareth Bale Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar
- Location: CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE / DUESSELDORF, GERMANY / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEUSTIFT IM STUBAITAL, AUSTRIA / MADRID AND BARCELONA, SPAIN / ISTANBUL, TURKEY / MILAN, ITALY
- City: CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE / DUESSELDORF, GERMANY / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / NEUSTIFT IM STUBAITAL, AUSTRIA / MADRID AND BARCELONA, SPAIN / ISTANBUL, TURKEY / MILAN, ITALY
- Country: Various
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0036SBRQYN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Brazilian forward Neymar could become the most expensive transfer in history if he signs a deal with Paris St Germain.
Media reports suggest the Barcelona forward is in Doha to meet Paris St Germain's Qatari owners before undergoing a medical.
European media report the club could pay as much as 222 million euros for Neymar.
Paul Pogba's move from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016 is the most expensive transfer to date at 105 million euros.
Real Madrid paid 100.8 million euros for Gareth Bale when he joined from Tottenham in 2013.
The next biggest price tag is 94 million euros for Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
Juventus paid 90 million euros for Gonzalo Higuain's transfer from Napoli in 2016.
Neymar currently rounds out the top five with his 2013 signing by Barcelona from Santos for 86.2 million euros.
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