Cristiano Ronaldo’s “downfall”continues

Cristiano Ronaldo’s €113m move to Juventus is on the verge of dropping out of the top 10 most expensive transfers of all time, after Chelsea signed Enzo Fernandez for €121m.
The Argentine completed his British record move to Stamford Bridge from Benfica on deadline day after weeks of negotiations over whether his release clause would be paid.

The World Cup winner’s sensational move is now the eighth most expensive in transfer history, eclipsing Ronaldo’s move to Turin in 2018.
Ronaldo’s €113 million transfer to Juventus looks like a fraction of the transfer compared to Neymar’s €222 million move to PSG from Barcelona in 2017 – which still remains the world record transfer.
The Brazilian’s PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe comes in second after he sealed a €180 million move to the Parc des Princes from fellow Ligue 1 side Monaco.

In an era of sky-high fees across Europe, Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele fill out the rest of the top five.
Former Chelsea winger Hazard completed a sensational €160m move to Real Madrid, becoming the club’s most expensive player ever.

Meanwhile, Coutinho left Liverpool to join Catalan giants Barcelona in a deal worth €155 million in 2018.

Dembele was also a heavyweight signing at Camp Nou, penning a deal worth €145m after leaving Borussia Dortmund in 2017.
his massive fee is still small compared to Atletico Madrid duo Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann.

Felix, who is currently on loan at Chelsea, signed for the Madrid side from Benfica for €130m, while Griezmann completed a €125m move to Barcelona before returning to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer.

That leaves Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jack Grealish in joint ninth – all making £113million for their respective clubs.

Grealish’s big transfer from Aston Villa was the previous British record before Fernandez sealed his January move to Chelsea.