Welsh international Gareth Bale is the most expensive footballer in the world currently. La Liga giants Real Madrid had bough the attacker for£86 million from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
One of the best footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo was the most expensive footballer in the world until 2013, when Gareth Bale broke the record. Real Madrid had bough Ronaldo for£80 million.
The latest entry in this list is Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain after the player was bought for£75.3 million by Juventus yesterday (July 26).
Luis Suarez became the most expensive striker in 2014 after FC Barcelona bought the Uruguayan for£75 million from Liverpool. The record is now broken by Juventus as they bought Higuain.
Yet another record created by Real Madrid as they bought Colombian international James Rodriguez for£63 million from AS Monaco in 2014. He is the fifth most expensive footballer.