On occasion of the current transfer fee madness we have collected the 10 most expensive Bundesliga transfers. Football is one of the most popular type of sport in the world and fascinates millions of people for years. Sold-out stadiums at the weekly matchday and the footballplayers nearly enjoy the same prestige like movie- and music stars. However, are these high transfer fees really justified?
10. Heung-Min Son – 30 mio. €
The South Korean footballer did not only surprise the Bundesliga fans, but also his club Bayer 04 Leverkusen when he unexpectedly moved to the Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in the season 15/16. When his teammates were fighting for the Champions League qualification against S.S. Lazio, he secretly was on his way to London Borough of Enfield.
9. Douglas Costa – 30 mio. €
The Brazilian footballer moved from Shakhtar Donetsk to Bayern Munich in the season 15/16. He made his debut in the German Bundesliga on 01 August 2015 in the DFL Supercup against VfL Wolfsburg.
8. Andre Schürrle – 32 mio. €
The German football club VfL Wolfsburg bought Andre Schürrle for an incredible huge sum. In season 14/15 he left Chelsea F.C., but has not shown so far that the transfer fee was worth it. Oh, how will VfL Wolfsburg bitterly regret having spent these millions?!
7. Julian Draxler – 36 mio. €
In season 15/16 Schalkes football star moved to the domestic rival VfL Wolfsburg. From 2001 to 2015 Draxler played for the club in the Ruhr district. This heartless transfer explicitly shows the power of money.
6. Edin Dzeko – 37 mio. €
The Bosnian footballer moved from VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City in the winter break of season 10/11. In the season before his transfer, he was the top scorer of the Bundesliga with 22 goals.
5. Mario Götze – 37 mio. €
His transfer in season 13/14 caused indignation to many BVB fans, because Götze, who has played in Dortmund since his youth, moved to domestic rival Bayern Munich.
4. Arturo Vidal – 37 mio. €
The Chilean footballer came back to the German Bundesliga in season 15/16. The Midfielder moved from Juventus to Bayern Munich. He became popular during his play time for the German Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
3. Javi Martinez – 40 mio. €
When Martinez moved from Athletic Bilbao to Bayern Munich, it was the most expensive Bundesliga transfer by then.
2. Roberto Firmino – 41 mio. €
1899 Hoffenheim could not reject the offer of the Premier League Club Liverpool in season 15/16. The attacking midfielder now has a contract with Liverpool till 2020.
1. Kevin De Bruyne – 75 mio. €
The transfer of the Belgian footballer by far is the most expensive Bundesliga transfer. In season 15/16 he moved from VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City for a transfer fee of 75 mio. €, which at the same time makes him one of the most expensive football players in the world.