With the Announcement of the Signing of Erling Haaland by Manchester City, Here we Make a Count of the 7 most Expensive Transfers that went from the Bundesliga to the Premier League..
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With the 5 major leagues in European soccer practically finished, many clubs already have their minds set on the next season. The hardest work will no longer go through a playing field, but rather through the offices, where managers and coaches will begin to look at possible reinforcements for their squads. For some, the transfer market has already opened and that is evident in both the Bundesliga and the Premier League, two tournaments that have historically been linked in terms of costly transfers.
As many already know, for months there has been speculation about the possible fate of Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund's star striker and whom big clubs already had their eye on. In the end, the young Norwegian will take his goals to Manchester City, an English club that won the pulse of others like Real Madrid or FC Barcelona. Although this has been a fairly mediatic signing, the truth of the matter is that it does not enter the top-3 of the most expensive that has been seen from the Bundesliga to the Premier League.
Likewise, an interesting point to highlight on this topic has to do precisely with Borussia Dortmund, who are recognized for signing unknown youngsters, turning them into great figures and later selling them at an excellent price. Although the most expensive transfer in the history of the German tournament falls to Ousmane Dembélé, who went from Dortmund to Barcelona for 140 million euros, that does not overshadow the Bundesliga-Premier League relationship that year after year has great protagonists. What are those 7 most expensive transfers?
The midfielder born in Guinea became known when he was playing for Red Bull Salzburg and in a matter of two years he was already playing in the Bundesliga with another club from the same franchise: RB Leipzig. His style of play and offensive contributions made Liverpool interested in signing him to strengthen their squad, and for the 18/19 season he landed in the Premier League for around 60 million euros.
Now triumphing at Barcelona, the Gabonese striker was a sensation in both the Bundesliga and the Premier League. In the 13/14 season he signed with Borussia Dortmund and during his stay he scored 141 goals in 213 games, numbers that interested Arsenal. The Gunners took over his services for 17/18 after paying 63.75 million euros, a figure that ultimately paid off with 2 titles and almost a hundred goals until January 2022.
Probably the benchmark the US soccer The Borussia Dortmund scouts took notice of this skilled winger and from an early age took him to Germany, where he ended up polishing his skills on the ball. Although he is characterized more by being an assister and not a scorer, that was the main attraction that the Chelsea board saw in him to invest in his transfer in the 18/19 season: 64 million euros.
The man of the moment, without a doubt. At the rate he's going, the Norwegian striker will break any goalscoring record, and to think he's only 21 years old. It cost Borussia Dortmund 20 million euros to bring him from Red Bull Salzburg in the 19/20 season, to now sell him to Manchester City for around 75 million. While wearing the colors of the German team, he scored a total of 86 goals in 89 games, numbers never before seen in modern soccer.
In the case of the Belgian midfielder there is a peculiarity. Chelsea noticed him when he was 20 years old and signed him for €8 million from KRC Genk. After a loan to Werder Bremen and leaving good feelings in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg set their sights on him and paid 22 million to have him available for the 13/14 season. There he grew by leaps and bounds and in a matter of two years, Manchester City disbursed 76 million to acquire him and make him one of its main figures today.
The most expensive German player to go from the Bundesliga to the Premier League. Trained in the lower categories of Bayer Leverkusen, this attacking midfielder has an innate talent for playing soccer. His vision of the game, his 46 goals and 31 assists in the 149 games he played in his country were reason enough for Chelsea to bet heavily on his services in the 20-21 season. For many fans, that €80m has been worth it every time he's on the pitch.
So far, the most expensive transfer on this list is held by an English player. As mentioned above, Borussia Dortmund's scouts usually do an impeccable job, and they noticed this skilled winger who was playing in the youth ranks for Manchester City. In the 17/18 season they signed him for 20 million euros, a very positive investment for both, since the player evolved exponentially and the club sold him four years later for 85 million to Manchester United.