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10 most expensive footballers in history

Philippe Coutinho has joined Barcelona from Liverpool for the second-highest fee in football history.

The move is understood to cost an initial 120million euros (£106.4m) with another 40m euros (£35.5m) in add-ons.

Here, Press Association Sport lists the top 10, with the top three all involving Barca.

1 Neymar, Barcelona to Paris St Germain, 2017, £200.6million

2 Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018, £106.4m

3 Ousmane Dembele, Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017, £96.8m

4 Paul Pogba, Juventus to Manchester United, 2016, £89m

5 Gareth Bale, Tottenham to Real Madrid, 2013, £85.3m

6 Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to Real Madrid, 2009, £80m

7 Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli to Juventus, 2016, £75.3m

8= Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Manchester United, 2017, £75m

8= Virgil van Dijk, Southampton to Liverpool, 2018, £75m

10 Luis Suarez, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2014, £65m.

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