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 thatas all they paidAfor a player would go on to become a club legend and the only man to win the Super Ballon daor. A
Time travel 60 somethingAyears 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 ChelseaAwhat they had missed by letting him go. He won the Footballer of the year in Germany in 2015, which peaked Man Cityas 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.