Portugal striker and former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo completed a sensational €100 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus on Tuesday, but there are six players who cost more than the superstar did.
A five-times Ballon d’Or winner coming to Turin? No Serie A player had even finished among the top three vote winners for that award since Kaká won it in 2007.
The top two world record transfer fees have been paid out by Paris St-Germain – the £200m they paid Barcelona for Brazil forward Neymar last August, and the fee of around £166m for France forward Kylian Mbappe in July after a successful season on loan with PSG.
The whopping transfer is the seventh-biggest deal in football history, although Ronaldo cost less than half of what Paris Saint-Germain transferred to FC Barcelona for Neymar – a world record €222 million .
The 33-year-old and five-time Ballon d’Or winner has penned a touching open letter explaining why he’s leaving the Spanish club where he spent ‘wonderful nine years’ winning multiple trophies.