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Pogba is believed to be on the verge of completing a €110million transfer move to the Old Trafford in the coming days. If he does, he would have successfully broken Gareth Bale’s record of a €101million transfer to Real Madrid in 2013. As the 23-year-old is set to become the most expensive football of all time, here is a look at 20 others who top the list of most expensive transfer of all time in the history of the game.

20. ALEX TEIXEIRA
FROM: Shakhtar Donetsk
TO: Jiangsu Suning
YEAR: 2016
FEES: €50m

The Brazilian forward was thought to be on his way to Liverpool before the Chinese club came calling in January. Since his big-money move, nothing has been heard of him.

19. ANTHONY MARTIAL
FROM: Monaco
TO: Manchester United
YEAR: 2015
FEES: €50m

Many eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils signed the then teenager for a record fee for a youngster in Europe. He has silenced critics with his debut season exploits at Old Trafford and is tipped for greater things in the future.

18. GIANLUIGI BUFFON
FROM: Parma
TO: Juventus
YEAR: 2001
FEES: €52.9m

The Italian legend moved to Turin as a 23-year-old and has gone from strength to strength in-between the sticks ever since. Except for the Champions League and European Championships, Gigi has won it all on both club and international scenes.

17. HERNAN CRESPO
FROM: Parma
TO: Lazio
YEAR: 2000
FEES: €55m

The Argentine became the most expensive player at the turn of the century when he switched clubs in the Serie A years ago. Not long afterwards, he moved to Chelsea.

16. HULK
FROM: Zenit
TO: Shanghai SIPG
YEAR: 2016
FEES: €55.8m

The Brazilian striker is the most expensive player in China at the moment after completing a move earlier this year from the Russian giants.

15. FERNANDO TORRES
FROM: Liverpool
TO: Chelsea
YEAR: 2011
FEES: €58.5m

One of the most disappointing transfers within the EPL took place when the Spaniard switched Anfield for the Stamford Bridge in 2011 after a stellar campaign under Benitez with the Reds.

14. LUIS FIGO
FROM: Barcelona
TO: Real Madrid
YEAR: 2000
FEES: €60m

The one-time World Best Player and Portuguese legend brought the fury of the Camp Nou faithful upon himself when he immediately opted for the Bernabeu after leaving Barcelona. He is yet to be forgiven.

13. RAHEEM STERLING
FROM: Liverpool
TO: Manchester City
YEAR: 2015
FEES: €62.5m

Liverpool are the best when it comes to selling players for a huge amount. A 20-year-old Sterling was sold to the Etihad outfit amidst plenty of hype last summer. He is yet to justify his fees.

12. ANGEL DI MARIA
FROM: Manchester United
TO: Paris Saint-Germain
YEAR: 2015
FEES: €63m

After flopping in a €75million switch from Madrid after the 2014 World Cup, the Argentina international winger left for the Parc des Princes just after one disappointing season in England. He has since come to life in France and found his form.

11. EDINSON CAVANI
FROM: Napoli
TO: Paris Saint-Germain
YEAR: 2013
FEES: €64.5m

The Uruguayan striker joined the Ligue 1 champions after their mega takeover in 2013 and will be looking to justify his fees fully next term following Ibrahimovic’s exit.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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