Raheem Sterling’s transfer from Liverpool to Manchester City has created him essentially the most pricey English player of all time, and second within the list of British players preceded only by the Welsh star Gareth Bale.
Sterling’s transfer in the Merseyside club to Etihad was reportedly ￡49 million (Sky Sports) and the English international who has been capped 16 occasions for the 3 Lions will devote his very best years at City although he is far from getting a completed write-up.
Gareth Bale’s transfer stands atop the list of world’s most highly-priced transfers when Florentino Perez spent ￡86 million for the player. The Welsh international has not lived up to his billing at Bernabeu considering the fact that his arrival at the Spanish capital and has been linked to a number of clubs following being jeered by fans on quite a few occasions.
Andy Carroll was signed on the final day of the January transfer from the Magpies for ￡35 million, which was then the highest ever charge for any English player, only to become eclipsed by Raheem Sterling this transfer season.
Carroll had a disappointing spell at Anfield and his keep in the Merseyside club was marred by injuries. The striker located the net on only six occasions for the Reds, and his most memorable moment to savour was his winner against Everton in 2012 FA Cup semi-final. Even so, the striker couldn’t do justice to the whopping fee Liverpool had to pay for his solutions. Carroll moved to West Ham for a mere ￡15 million and continues to ply his trade at the London-based club.
Rio Ferdinand’s signing from Manchester United’s old rivals Leeds United remains one particular of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most effective purchases during his tenure in the Theatre Of Dreams.
Rio went on to captain the side to Champions League crown in Moscow in 2008 against Chelsea, and won six Premier League medals and was named in PFA team of your year for five times. Rio moved To Queen’s Park Rangers final summer time just before announcing his retirement.
Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney, both purchased by Manchester United round up the top five within the list. The table beneath summarizes the top ten most high-priced British player transfers.