The most expensive Premier league signing consists of players bought from one English club to another in the same division. Furthermore, a player moving from a premier league to another premier league club for a high fee will be mentioned in this article. As a result of that, only ten of the transfer signings will be revealed below.
According to transfermarkt and other trusted sources, the beneath-listed players are Premier League’s most expensive signing to date. Yet, no signing in the premier league has surpassed the players on the list as of November 2020. Also, read on to be updated on the most expensive premier league signing as of Nov. 2020.
10. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City – Chelsea) – £45 million (€50.20 million).
Ben Chilwell is among the latest signing of Frank Lampard’s side. He joined Chelsea for a fee which made him the tenth most expensive signing this summer. The former Leicester City’s left-back has been impressive since his debut for the Blues. The Englishman was signed by the Blues in order to correct some defending faults of their side that finished four in the league last season.
9. Kyle Walker (Tottenham – Manchester City) – £45 million (€52.70 million).
Kyle Walker joined Man City after an impressive season with Tottenham. He is the ninth most expensive premier league signing and also the second most expensive right back in the English Premier League. The Englishman signed for the Citizens in the summer transfer window of 2017 and since then, he has helped the side to win the EPL title consecutively in 2018 and 2019.
8. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace – Manchester United) – £45 million (€55 million).
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the most expensive right back in the English Premier League. He joined Man Utd after a breakthrough season with Crystal Palace where he was the club’s player of the year. The English defender signed for the Red Devils in the summer transfer window of 2019. Wan-Bissaka is the eight most expensive premier league players.
7. John Stones (Everton – Manchester City) – £47.5 million (€55.60 million).
John Stones is the seventh most expensive premier league signing. He left Everton for Manchester City in the transfer summer of 2016. Moreover, the English defender helped the Citizens to win the EPL title consecutively in 2018 and 2019 as well as the EFL Cup in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
6. Fernando Torres (Liverpool -Chelsea) – £50 million (€58.50 million).
Fernando Torres is currently a retired Spanish footballer. The Spanish forward left Liverpool for Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2011 for a British record transfer fee which not only made him the sixth most expensive premier league signing but also the most expensive Spanish player in history.
5. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool – Manchester City) – £44 million (€62 million).
Raheem Sterling was signed for the highest transfer fee ever paid for an English player at the time. After a contract dispute between Liverpool and the Englishman, he signed for Man City in the summer of 2015 making him the most expensive English player of all time. Since then, he has helped the Sky Blues to win back to back Premier League titles and some other silverware.
4. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City – Manchester City) – £60 million (€67.80 million).
Riyad Mahrez is not only the second most expensive African footballer but also Manchester City’s most expensive signing. The Algerian star is the fourth most expensive premier league signing. In the summer transfer window of 2018, the Citizens confirmed the transfer of the Algerian footballer on a five-year contract deal.
3. Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton – Liverpool) – £75 million (€84.65 million).
Virgil Van Dijk joined Liverpool for a world record transfer fee for a defender at that time. Since he joined the Reds in January 2018, he has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. Van Dijk is the only defenders to win UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and finish runner up for the Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Men’s Players. The Dutch star is the third most expensive premier league signing.
2. Romelu Lukaku (Everton – Manchester United) – £75 million (€84.70 million).
Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton a day after their captain Wayne Rooney left for his boyhood club The Toffees. Lukaku is the second most expensive premier league signing. The Belgium striker joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2017 as a long-term replacement for Wayne Rooney. Despite this, the Red Devils sold him to Serie A club Inter Milan in the summer of 2019.
1. Harry Maguire (Leicester City – Manchester United) – £80 million (€87 million).
Harry Maguire is not only the most expensive premier league signing but also the world’s most expensive defender. The Red Devils signed him from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 in order to resolve some defending issues in their squad. The English defender is currently the captain of Manchester United.