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The Most Expensive Transfers – Summer 2020

One of the most exciting things about soccer is undoubtedly the transfer windows. Bringing in new talent is always fun. Today we’ll analyze some of the most expensive transfers from the Summer Transfer Window. All transfer information comes from Transfermarkt: https://www.transfermarkt.us/statistik/saisontransfers

5. Miralem Pjanic – $66 million

Miralem Pjanic moved from Juventus to Barcelona for a fee of approximately $66 million. When this move was first announced I admit I was very confused. Pjanic is a quality player but at the age of 30 it’s most likely that he will not be making another big money move in the future. For that reason, it seems like Barcelona may have overpaid for his services. This is even more likely when taking into account that he isn’t even a guaranteed starter. With Arthur moving in the opposite direction for only a few million more, this move was questionable at best for Barcelona.

4. Ruben Dias – $74.8 million

Ruben Dias slots in at number four on our list of most expensive transfers. The latest in a long line of expensive defenders for Manchester City, Dias cost $74.8 million. So far, the move seems to be worth it. Ruben Dias has been a steady force for City since he joined the team. His partnership with both Aymeric Laporte and John Stones could be positive for a City team that has struggled mightily in defense. Only time will tell in the end if Ruben Dias can push on to become a world class player.

3. Victor Osimhen – $77 million

One of the more surprising moves of the window was Victor Osimhen to Napoli. The surprising part wasn’t the actual move but the price point. Osimhen has been touted as someone with the potential to be a superstar. With that in mind, Osimhen can easily end up justifying the price tag. But at the moment it seems like Napoli may have paid too much. So far this season, he has 2 goals and 1 assist in 6 appearances. At just 21 years of age, there’s clearly room to grow. Napoli must hope that he can realize his potential.

2. Arthur – $79.2 million

The other half of the Juve – Barca swap, Arthur comes in at number two on the most expensive transfers list. At 24 years of age, Arthur is about to hit his prime years. It seems at first glance that Juve made a shrewd move in swapping the aging Pjanic for Arthur. It should take some time for Arthur to adapt his game to the Serie A. When he does get comfortable he should be a star in the Juventus midfield for years to come.

1. Kai Havertz – $88 million

Kai Havertz moving from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea is officially the most expensive transfer. He may be worth every penny for Chelsea as they look to remake their team. At only 21 years of age, Havertz has tons of room to grow. He also has the potential to become a world class midfielder. The price tag may seem a bit much at the moment. But as Havertz continues to get playing time, his performances should improve. All of the attacking talent that was brought in by Chelsea this window could drastically change their performances in the near future.

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By ZICK

Former washed up soccer player, current analyst from my couch, future unknown.

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