The 10 most expensive Frenchmen in Premier League history

By signing for Chelsea for a fee of around €40m, Benoît Badiashile has arrived at the door of the top 10 of the most expensive Frenchmen in the history of the Premier League. He finds himself in very good company in this ranking which is dominated by Paul Pogba. Le 10 Sport invites you to discover this Top 10.

1) Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – 2016 – €105m

Most expensive French player in the history of Premier League, Paul Pogba is even in one season, the biggest transfer on the planet with 105M€ paid by Manchester United in 2016 to bring back the midfielder from the France team who was released. A record broken in 2017 by PSG in the transfer of Neymar (€222m). But Paul Pogba can still boast of being the most expensive Frenchman in the English championship.

2) Wesley Fofana (Chelsea) – 2022 – €80m

recently, Wesley Fofana found himself in the midst of a major transition. Taken for €40m by Leicester fromASSE, the French defender very quickly imposed himself Premier League to the point of convincing the Blue ones to drop €80m for his move in 2022. He thus establishes himself as the most expensive French defender in history and will now be joined by Benoit Badiashile.

3) Tanguy Ndombélé (Tottenham) – 2019 – €60m

Shining in the heart of the gameOL after appearing with Amiens, Tanguy Ndombele quickly take the plunge to join in Premier League where Tottenham loose 60M€ during the summer of 2019. Unfortunately, the midfielder will never succeed in winning in England, but now shines in Naples after a brief return to Lyon.

4) Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – 2015 – €60m

Great hope of French football, Anthony Martial join Manchester United when he was only 19 years old fromAS Monaco. The red devil spent 60M€ to recruit him. A total that was staggering at the time and could have been even higher if some bonuses had been achieved. And the young striker did not experience the promising career that seemed to be offered to him.

5) Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – 2017 – €57m

As a regular since the arrival of Pep Guardiola in City of Manchesterthey Sky Blues do not skimp on ways to strengthen their defensive sector. So, in 2017, the Mancunian club released 57M€ to recruit Benjamin Mendyauthor of a great time withAS Monaco. The left side will also confirm by winning those Citizens before his lapses in justice were known.

6) Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 2017 – €53m

Regular scorer at League 1, Alexandre Lacazette tried his first experience abroad in 2017 by signing on Arsenal in 2017 for €53 million. The Lyon-trained striker will be replaced by the good and not so good at Gunners still scored a whopping 71 goals in 206 appearances before returning toOL last summer.

7) Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – 2014 – €45m

Another defender recruited at a high price by City of Manchester ! Awesome to FC Porto, Eliaquim Mangala will be the most expensive defender in history in 2014 since Citizens drop 45M€ for his transfer. This is also the oldest move in this top 10. But Look out will never assume its status and will not be able to impose itself under the orders of Pep Guardiola.

8) Raphael Varane (Manchester United) – 2021 – €40m

After an extraordinary history with real Madrid where he remarkably won four Champions Leagues in 10 years, Raphael Varane decided to try a new adventure and therefore engaged in Manchester United in 2021 for €40 million.

9) Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool) – 2021 – €40m

Another French defender who has cracked a Premier League club! After revealing himself to RB Leipzigespecially on the coast of Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate convinced Liverpool to shell out 40M€ to recruit him. Authors of very solid performances during the World Cup, Konate represents the future of the Blues, but also of Liverpool.

10) Tiémoue Bakayoko (Chelsea) – 2017 – €40m

To conclude this Top 10, he is still a player ofAS Monaco. In fact, champion of France in 2017, Timoue Bakayoko is one of the strong men of Leonardo’s garden what will make you believe Chelsea to shell out 40M€ to recruit him.

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