Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is leaving Borussia Dortmund and will play for Manchester United in the Premier League. There have already been Bundesliga transfers that were more expensive.
10. Luka Jovic – €60 million
At Eintracht Frankfurt, the Serbian striker caused a sensation, especially in the 2018/19 season. He was the youngest player in the Bundesliga to score a five-pack and scored a total of 17 goals this season. Many clubs were interested, Real Madrid secured the striker for 60 million euros.
9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – €63.75m
At BVB, the dangerous striker was a crowd favorite for a long time, until he forced his departure and messed it up with the supporters. After a long exchange theater, the Gabonese went from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal FC in January 2018.
8. Christian Pulisic – €64 million
He is probably the most talented US soccer player of his generation: Christian Pulisic joined Borussia Dortmund’s U17 team on a free transfer from the Pennsylvania Classics in 2015 and became a top performer in the Bundesliga. He left BVB for Chelsea in the summer of 2019 for 64 million euros.
7. Naby Keita – €70m
The RB playmaker only moved to Liverpool FC in the summer of 2018 with a delay. The change had been announced long before. The Reds are said to have transferred 70 million euros to Leipzig for him, around 18 million euros more than RB actually received according to the exit clause.
6. Kevin De Bruyne – €74m
The Wolfsburg playmaker only signed a contract with Manchester City in the summer of 2015 after weeks of poker games and for the then Bundesliga record sum of 74 million euros. Although the VW club had even more money than it already had – the playful class of De Bruyne was noticeably missing from the “wolves”.
5. Erling Haaland – €75m
BVB had stipulated the transfer fee of 75 million euros in the contract for the 21-year-old top striker from Norway. Manchester City pays the sum for Haaland, who is already considered one of the best strikers in the world. For his salary, the Premier League club has to dig deep into his pocket: we are talking about 30 million euros per year.
4. Lucas Hernandez – €80 million
He was FC Bayern Munich’s record purchase: Lucas Hernandez, who became world champion with France in 2018, came to Munich from Atletico Madrid in 2019 for 80 million euros – as the most expensive purchase in Bundesliga history and the most expensive defender in the world.
3. Jadon Sancho – €85m
The then 21-year-old English national player Jadon Sancho switched from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United in the Premier League in the summer of 2021 for a fee of 85 million euros. A good deal for BVB: Four years earlier, BVB had bought the young talent from Manchester City for around 7.5 million euros.
2. Kai Havertz – up to 100 million euros
In the summer of 2020, Chelsea FC paid Bayer 04 Leverkusen a fee of 70 million euros for the then 21-year-old Kai Havertz, and a further 30 million euros could be added depending on success. In terms of sport, the transfer for the “Blues” was definitely worth it: in 2021, the German international Chelsea shot to the Champions League victory.
1. Ousmane Dembele – €105m
FC Barcelona transferred 105 million euros to Borussia Dortmund for Ousmane Dembélé in the summer of 2017. The French offensive hope had delighted the critics at BVB, setbacks and injuries followed at Barcelona. Dembéle, who was not an easy-care professional at BVB, had cost “only” 14 million euros.