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Nov 27, 2023

Barcelona have had their fair share of signings which they’ve stumped up a considerable amount of money for over the years, with some making more of an impact than others. It’s been a somewhat difficult few years for the club as they haven’t been at their best, but there’s still some memorable players to look back on from recent times.

With data brought to us by, we can bring you the top-five all-time record Barcelona transfer deals.

1. Philippe Coutinho - £117.2m

Coutinho signed for Barcelona back in 2018 after catching the eye with plenty of strong performances for Premier League side, Liverpool. The Brazilian midfielder scored 54 goals, and was on hand to provide 45 assists for his Liverpool team-mates in his time with the club, before earning a big-money move to Barcelona.

His time with the Spanish giants was disrupted with injury problems though, as he made 106 appearances in total for the club across a four-year spell with them. Coutinho scored 25 goals during that time, and won two LaLiga titles, a Copa del Rey title in the 2017/18 season, as well as a Supercopa de Espana title in 2018. He had a loan spell with Aston Villa in 2022, which was eventually made permanent later that year, which is where Coutinho is still playing, although he’s currently out on loan with Qatari side, Al-Duhail SC.

1. Ousmane Dembele - £117.2m

Dembele burst onto the scene in European football in the early stages of his senior career, and spent time with French club, Rennes, before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2016. He only spent a single season with the German outfit though, as he earned a move to Barcelona for a fee in the region of £117.2m.

Dembele went on to make 185 appearances for Barcelona, and chipped in with 40 goals and 43 assists in his time with the club. He’s another player that struggled with various injury problems whilst with the Spanish club, so it’s fair to say that we didn’t see the best of Dembele. He later went on to sign for PSG in 2023 for under half of the fee that Barcelona paid for him, which is where he’s still playing his football.

3. Antoine Griezmann - £104.2m

Griezmann had made a name for himself with the likes of Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid earlier in his career, before moving to Barcelona for a fee of over £100m in 2019. He spent three years with the club and scored 35 goals in 102 appearances for them. There had been disagreements with Atletico Madrid over the fee for the Frenchman who struggled for consistency in his time with the club.

Griezmann won the Copa del Rey in the 2019/20 season with Barcelona, but that remained his only trophy with the club. He later returned to Atletico Madrid in 2021 on a one-year loan, which was eventually made permanent for a fee considerably less than what Barcelona paid for him.

4. Neymar - £76.4m

Neymar is one of the few players within the top-five most expensive transfer deals that Barcelona have had in recent years that have actually paid off. The tricky winger was nothing short of sensational in his time with the club, which started back in 2013, having moved to Camp Nou from Brazilian side Santos. He picked up where he left off though, and went on to score 105 goals, and provided 76 assists for the Spanish giants across a four-year spell with them.

Neymar won eight trophies in his time with Barcelona, which included the Champions League and LaLiga double in the 2014/15 season, where he formed a formidable partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suaraz, in what was a lethal attacking trio. Neymar moved to PSG in 2017 for a fee in the region of £192m, and so he’s one of the few players in the list which Barcelona made profit on. He’s now playing his football for Saudi Arabian side, Al Hilal, although he’s currently sidelined with a long-term injury.

5. Frenkie De Jong - £74.7m

De Jong is still playing with Barcelona to this day, and has made 190 appearances for the club, and some will say that he’s filled the creative void left by the likes of Xavi and Iniesta, whilst also proving to be the ideal role model for the likes of Pedri and Gavi.

De Jong made a name for himself with Dutch giants Ajax, and made 89 appearances for the club’s first-team. De Jong played a key role in the club reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League in the 2018/19 season, although his efforts weren’t quite enough to see them reach the final, as they were beaten on away goals by Tottenham Hotspur. That season proved to be his final year with Ajax, as he moved to Barcelona for a fee just shy of £75m.

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