Never before European top clubs have been spending big money like this season. Here are the 10 most expensive purchases of the summer… so far.
8-Fred| Man Utd 59 Mill. €
Former teammate Fernandinho made headlines a couple of seasons ago when he joined Manchester City for 40 million euros but now Fred becomes Shakhtar Donetsk’s most expensive departure ever at 59 million euros.
The 25 year old central midfielder was on the brink of joining City last January but he will play for city-rivals of Manchester United instead. Hopefully the Brazilian will be able to satisfy Jose Mourinho’s tough demands.
Players like Fred are definitely in short supply these days. Technical gifted defensive midfielders, who can both destroy, but also act as playmakers. A player that can keep his team together on both ends of the pitch acting like the glue that can stretch to create flexibility in midfield.