Even though Italian football has seen quite a fall from grace in recent times, there is quite a few football powerhouses that can match the might of the biggest names in European football. These names are the ones with the highest incoming transfers in Serie A.
Let us look at the Top Five Highest Incoming Transfers in Serie A:
5. Victor Osimhen (70 mil euros)
Lille has achieved quite a reputation in recent times for crafting young players and then selling to big names in Europe for big money. The young center forward only cemented the notion. Osimhen had quite a season to remember individually. He plays for Napoli who deemed the player fit enough to splash a big amount money. He is ranked 5th in our list of top five highest incoming transfers in Serie A.
4. Arthur Melo (72 mil euros)
Initially brought in by FC Barcelona from Brazilian Copa Libertadores winner Gremio, the midfielder enjoyed fan approval from the Camp Nou faithful. However, he was seen surplus to requirement as he was offloaded to Juventus for a hefty fee. He comes at 4th in our list.
3. Matthijs de Ligt (85.5 mil euros)
The 2018/19 season was an impressive UCL campaign for the Dutch club Ajax, having reached the semi final. Naturally, a lot of talents came to the spotlight, one of them being the young center back. Hoping to secure the future of defensive department for the club the defender was bought in 2019 summer window. He earns the 3rd spot in our list of top five highest incoming transfers in Serie A.
2. Gonzalo Higuain (90 mil Euros)
With a splendid season for Napoli before arriving in Turin, the argentine goal machine scored 40 times to win the top scorer award. Juventus snapped him with a then record fee for a South American player. Higuain would soon be reunited with his ex-Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. He is 2nd in our list
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (117 mil euros) [ Top of Highest Incoming Transfers in Serie A]
On the back of a Champions League three-peat in 2018, the Portuguese was the hottest commodity in the transfer market. The Turin-based club decided it fit to strengthen their offensive prowess by bringing in the lethal finisher, with an eye-popping fee that still holds the record. He earns the 1st spot in our list of the top five highest incoming transfers in Serie A.
Top-5 Biggest Paid Incoming Transfers in Serie A
|5||Victor Osimhen||EUR 70m|
|4||Arthur Melo||EUR 72m|
|3||Matthijs de Ligt||EUR 85.5m|
|2||Gonzalo Higuain||EUR 90m|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||EUR 117m|