Where Europe’s big five leagues source their transfers…

Date published: Friday 14th June 2019 12:31

Here are the top six divisions from which the big five leagues have imported the most players since 2016. Only permanent deals count, the most expensive ever league imports are listed underneath…


Premier League – 97 
Virgil van Dijk, Southampton to Liverpool; Romelu Lukaku, Everton to Man Utd, both £75m

Championship – 67
Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle to Spurs, £30m

La Liga – 34
Kepa, Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea £70m

Ligue Un – 31
Benjamin Mendy, Monaco to Man City, £51m

Bundesliga – 29
Kevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg to Man City, £58m

Serie A – 20
Paul Pogba, Juventus to Man Utd, £89m


La Liga – 108
Luis Figo, Barcelona to Real Madrid, £37m

La Liga 2 – 70
Alfonso, Real Betis to Barcelona, £14m

Serie A – 27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Inter Milan to Barcelona, £60.7m

Premier League – 25
Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool to Barcelona, £142m

Ligue Un – 22
James Rodriguez, Monaco to Real Madrid, £63m

Liga NOS – 19
Falcao, Porto to Atletico Madrid, £35m


Serie A – 212
Gonzalo Higuain, Napoli to Juventus, £72m

Serie B – 79
Antonio Cassano, Bari to Roma, £19m

La Liga – 20
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid to Juventus, £105m

Premier League – 18
Mario Balotelli, Man City to AC Milan, £17m

Campeonato Brasileiro – 17
Lucas Paqueta, Flamengo to AC Milan, £30m

Ligue Un – 16
Geoffrey Kondogbia, Monaco to Inter Milan, £25m


Bundesliga – 120
Mario Gotze, Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich, £31.5m

Bundesliga 2 – 50
Benjamin Pavard, Stuttgart to Bayern Munich, £31.4m

Ligue Un – 24
Corentin Tolisso, Lyon to Bayern Munich, £35.2m

La Liga – 17
Lucas Hernandez, Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich, £69m

Austria Bundesliga – 13
Naby Keita, RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig, undisc

Eredivisie – 11
Riechedly Bazoer, Ajax to Wolfsburg, £10m


Ligue Un – 118
Kylian Mbappe, Monaco to PSG, £166m

Ligue 2 – 76
Rafik Guitane, Le Havre to Rennes, £8m

Premier League – 20
Angel Di Maria, Man Utd to PSG, £46m

Serie A – 19
Edinson Cavani, Napoli to PSG, £55.6m

Jupiler Pro League – 19
Youri Tielemans, Anderlecht to Monaco, £21.6m

Liga NOS – 18
James Rodriguez, Porto to Monaco, £38.5m


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