With the European winter (January) transfer window for 2019 finally closed, let’s take a look at the top 5 most expensive deals completed across Europe last month.
- Frenkie de Jong – $85.5m
This highly rated youngster was courted by many high profile clubs including Manchester City and Paris Saint German (PSG) but he eventually signed the dotted lines for Spanish giants, Barcelona. The deal was worth $85.5 and could rise up to a whopping $98m through add-ons.
BREAKING: Barcelona beat PSG to the signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/YKSwnK8J81
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 23, 2019
He will move to the club from July 1.
- Christian Pulisic – $73m
Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after he signed a deal worth $73m with former England champions, Chelsea. The 20-year old winger will remain with Borussia Dortmund till the end of the season before linking up with his new teammates at Chelsea on July 1st.
Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund https://t.co/fR4qYMP9wR pic.twitter.com/rmEDwlwhrk
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 2, 2019
- Leonardo Paredes – $54m
Chelsea target, Leonardo Paredes signed a contract with French Champions, PSG in a deal rumoured to be worth around $54m. The talented midfielder signed a 4.5 year deal for PSG, dashing the hopes of Chelsea who hoped to use him as a replacement for the departed Cesc Fabregas.
PSG and Zenit have agreed on a €47m fee for midfielder Leandro Paredes. The Argentine will join the French club on a four-and-a-half year deal. (Source: L'Equipe) pic.twitter.com/NhNecSomj1
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 24, 2019
- Krzysztof Piatek – $40m
Former Genoa striker Krzysztop Piatek completed a high profile move to AC Milan worth just over $40m. The striker’s move was made possible after Juventus Player, Gonzalo Higuain cut short his loan and completed a new loan move to Chelsea.
AC Milan has completed the signing of striker Krzysztof Piatek from Serie A rivals Genoa after Gonzalo Higuain cut short his loan from Juventus to join Chelsea.https://t.co/1t7Ewetpjx
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) January 24, 2019
- Benjamin Pavard – $40m
World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard penned a $40m deal with German giants, Bayern Munich last month. The deal has given the defender a massive uplift from bottom dwellers, Stuttgart to the current league champions. He signed a five year deal and will join up with Bayern in the summer.
BREAKING: Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Benjamin Pavard
He will officially join the club in the summer 📝 pic.twitter.com/X533l5i2Nu
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 9, 2019