The year is 1953, and Real Madrid have just signed Alfredo di Stefano for a world record transfer fee of Two hundred and seventeen thousand euros. Yup a�� 217,000 or 182,821 pounds thata��s all they paidA�for a player would go on to become a club legend and the only man to win the Super Ballon da��or. A�
Time travel 60 somethingA�years forward and you have a rumored transfer fees of over a 100 million pounds and so on. But those are just rumors, here are the top 10 most expensive football players ever (in pounds and not euros).
Number 10: Kevin De Bruyne, 55 million pounds (Wolfsburg to Manchester City)
Chelsea signed this Belgian playmaker for a mere 7 million pounds and then made him a bench warmer. Upset (obviously!) he left them and joined Wolfsburg, and there he shined brighter then a newly minted coin. And for three seasons he showed everyone from ChelseaA�what they had missed by letting him go. He won the Footballer of the year in Germany in 2015, which peaked Man Citya��s interest and with 43 goals and assists that year, one wonders why did Chelsea ever sell him? City made multiple offers and then finally got him with a 6 year deal for a club record fee of 55 million pounds.