RANKED: The 10 Most Expensive Forwards/Strikers In The World
Who is the most expensive striker in the world currently? There a lot of footballer playing as forwards in their different clubs but some of them are better paid than others. Who are they?
NaijNaira has compile a list of the top 10 most valuable attackers when it comes to the round leather game.
Of course, you must be that good for any club to want to pay you that much for a sign on fee!
Lets meet them below:
Top Ten Most expensive strikers in the world
10. Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid (€101M)
Bale plays as a winger for Los Angeles FC. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wingers of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time, he started his career at Southampton in 2006 and stayed there for one season with them before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2017.
He played for Tottenham for six seasons before signing for Real Madrid in 2013 for a fee of €101M.
9. Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan to Chelsea (€113M)
Lukaku plays his club football in Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea. The Belgium all-time top scorer started his professional career at Anderlecht in 2009 before joining Chelsea in 2011.
The 29-year-old played at Stamford Bridge for three years before moving to Everton in 2014. He then spent another three years at Goodison Park before leaving for United in 2017.
He stayed at Old Trafford for two years before joining Inter in 2019 where he played for another two years before signing for Chelsea in 2021 for a fee of €113M making him the most expensive Belgian player ever.
8. Eden Hazard – Chelsea to Real Madrid (€115M)
Hazard currently plays for Real Madrid as a winger. Considered one of the best players of his generation, the Belgian started his professional career at Lille in 2007 before moving to Chelsea in 2012.
There he spent seven years before leaving Stamford Bridge to join Los Blancos in 2019 for a fee reported to be around €115M making him Real Madrid’s second most expensive signing.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid to Juventus (€117M)
Ronaldo currently plays for Manchester United as a forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, The five-time Ballon d’Or winner started his career at Sporting CP in 2002. He played there for just one season before joining United in 2003.
The Portugal all-time top scorer played at Old Trafford for six years before moving to Real Madrid in 2009 where he played for nine years till 2018 when he joined Juventus in a deal worth €117M (the most expensive transfer for an Italian club and for a player over 30 years old).
6. Jack Grealish – Aston Villa to Man City (€117.5M)
Grealish currently plays for Manchester City as a winger. The 27-year-old started his career at Aston Villa in 2012.
He spent nine years with the Clarets before signing for Manchester City in 2021 for a fee of €117.5M making him the most expensive British player ever.
5. Antoine Griezmann – Atlético Madrid to Barcelona (€120M)
Griezmann plays as a forward for Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona. He started his career at Real Sociedad in 2009 and played for them for five years before joining Atletico in 2014.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner played at the Cívitas Metropolitano for five years before signing for Barca in 2019 for a fee reported to be around €120M making him the fifth-most expensive player of all time.
4. Ousmane Dembélé – Dortmund to Barcelona (€125M)
Dembélé currently plays as a winger for Barcelona. The 2018 World Cup winner started his career at Rennes in 2014 before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
The Frenchman played for Dortmund for one season before signing for Barcelona in 2017 for a fee worth €125M making him the joint-second most expensive player in the world at the time.
3. João Félix – Benfica to Atlético Madrid (€127M)
Félix currently plays for Atletico Madrid as a forward. The Portuguese started his career at Benfica in 2016.
The 2019 Golden Boy played for them for three years before joining Atlético in 2019 for a huge fee of €127M making him the club’s most expensive signing ever.
2. Kylian Mbappé – Monaco to PSG (€180M)
Mbappé plies his trade as a forward for Paris Saint Germain. Considered one of the best players in the world right now, the 23-year-old started his career at Monaco in 2015.
He played for The Monégasques outfit for three years before signing for Ligue 1 giants PSG in 2018 for a fee worth a massive €180M, making him the most expensive teenager and the second-most expensive player in the world.
1. Neymar – Barcelona to PSG (€222M)
Neymar currently plays as a forward for Paris Saint Germain. The Brazilian sensation started his professional career at Santos in 2009 and played there for four years before joining Barcelona in 2013.
He played for the Catalan outfit for four years before joining PSG in 2017 for a fee worth €222M making him the most expensive player ever.
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