With the recent arrivals of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, the FC Barcelona somewhat upset its ranking of the most expensive arrivals in its history. Back to the TOP 15.
A far too big check lined up for the Valencia midfielder who will never have succeeded in winning at FC Barcelona and who will subsequently be sent to Everton.
A transfer so enigmatic that there is reason to suspect a little financial sleight of hand. A purchase for 37 million euros from Guangzhou Evergrande to be loaned there again the following year before being bought by the Chinese club.
In 2010, FC Barcelona put the means to afford the star striker from Valencia who needed to sell to pay off the club’s debts. Result: 48 goals in 119 matches and a Champions League in 2011.
In 2018, Barça put the package to overtake AS Roma at the last moment on the file when the Romans had almost signed the signature. The biggest sale in the history of Bordeaux
After a long dispute with Bayern Munich who did not want to let him go. Robert Lewandowski was finally released by his club against close to 50 million euros. At the gates of the top 10 of Barça’s biggest purchases for the 33-year-old Polish serial scorer.
Last December, the Spanish international, who never managed to find a permanent place in the Manchester City squad, joined Barça. Half a season later, Ferran has seven goals in 27 appearances and still needs to step up a notch to justify his price tag.
One of Barça’s new offensive weapons this summer. The Catalans spent 58 million euros to afford the Brazilian, a centerpiece of Leeds and a promising winger. The former Rennes player is in the top ten of the club’s biggest transfers.
A kind of exchange of “good” procedures by sending Arthur to Juventus during the same summer. Two transactions still unclear today and especially two flops on each side.
In 2009, the Swedish giant joined Barça in what was at the time the biggest transfer in the club’s history. But Zlatan will only spend one season in Catalonia before being loaned to AC Milan.
In 2014, Barcelona did very well by offering the Liverpool striker for 81.72 million euros. It must be said that Suarez is then one of the best attackers in the world. Until then one of the club’s most profitable investments. 198 goals in 283 matches and trophies in spades.
After a crazy epic with Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League during the 2018/2019 season, de Jong favors Barça for his future. The Catalans are currently going all out to part with it and recover some cash.
88 million euros from Santos. One of the greatest blows of all time for whoever was supposed to be the one to break Messi and Ronaldo’s reign. Undoubtedly also the best investment of the Catalan club since, in addition to goals and trophies, Neymar will be sold for 222 million euros to PSG!
We are now on the podium and at the same time enter the part of the biggest flops of Barça. In the summer of 2019, Grizou went to FC Barcelona after having already burned the Catalan locker room following his documentary “La Decisión” the previous summer. He never succeeded in establishing himself in Catalonia and returned to Atlético two years later on a loan with an option to buy for 40 million euros.
A new XXL transfer in terms of money for Barça. The Catalan club thinks to strike a blow by attracting the Brazilian, idol of Liverpool fans. A disaster in terms of profitability and to nail it all, he will participate in the elimination of Barça in the Champions League in 2020 (8-2) on loan to Bayern with whom he will score a double.
Neymar’s unexpected departure in 2017 forced Barca to revise their plans! To compensate for the void left by the Brazilian, the Catalan club throws itself on Ousmane Dembélé, then at Borussia Dortmund. An extraordinary potential but too often injured. A new investment not (yet) profitable for those who have just extended for two more years this summer.