Football's 10 most expensive striker transfers of all time

Football's 10 most expensive striker transfers of all time

With Gonzalo Higuain poised to make his debut for Chelsea in the English Premier League we take a look at the biggest money moves in the history of the round leather game.

All clubs hunt for the player who will give them value for money and peace of mind to know they are bound to at least score a goal rain or shine.

Football's 10 most ground shaking striker transfers of all time
Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus FC celebrates a goal during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and SS Lazio at Juventus Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Turin, Italy.

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If you take a look at the case of a player like Mohamed Salah — one of Liverpool's key stars — then it is not hard to see how the right buy could be the cog that turns a club victorious.

Here are ten of the world's biggest striker transfers;

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal 2017/18 season — KSh 8.3 billion (£64m)

9. Edinson Cavani

Paris Saint Germain 2013/14 — KSh 8.5 billion (£64.5m)

8. Diego Costa,

Atletico Madrid — KSh 8.7 billion (£66m)

7. Alvaro Morata

Chelsea 2017/18 — KSh 8.7 billion (£66m)

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6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic,

Barcelona 2009/10 — KSh 9.1 billion (£69.5m)

5. Luis Suarez

Barcelona 2014/15 — KSh 10.8 billion (£82m)

4. Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United 2017/18 — KSh 11.2 billion (£85m)

3. Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus 2016/17 — KSh 11.8 billion (£90m)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid — KSh 12.4 billion (£94m)

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus 2018/19 — KSh 15.44 (£117m)

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