10 Most Expensive Italian Serie A Transfers

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 | 1

Italian Serie A has produced some of the greatest footballers in the world and at the start of new meillenium “Serie A” was widely considered the most star studded european league in the world, which later got rocked by match fixing scandals and lost its place in the finest football league in europe. However Italian clubs are not shy of spending big and here we taka a look at top ten most expensive Serie A transfers in history.

Most Expensive Italian Serie A Transfers

#1. Hernan Crespo (Parma to Lazio) – £35.5 million

Argentina forward Hernan Crespo had a massive season with Parma before Lazio came calling in 2000 and he signed for Lazio what was at that time the biggest transfer in the history of football.

#2. Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid to Napoli) – £34.5 million

Gonzalo Higuain signed for Real Madrid from River Plate at the age of just 17 years old back in 2006, but with all his promise he could not summit his place in first team with coaches changing almost every year. He signed for Napoli in 2013 for a record fee of £34.5 million.

#3. Gianluigi Buffon (Parma to Juvenuts) – £32.6 million

The greatest Italian goal keeper and the world cup winner, Buffon started his professional career at Parma before Juventus signed him for a record fee ever paid for a goalkeeper.

#4. Christian Vieri (Lazio to Inter Milan) – £32 million

The most notable transfer in Italian serie a was of Christian Viere who signed for Inter Milan for a world record fee of £32 million back in 1999. Vieri went on to become Inter legend having played a big role for club.

#5. Rui Costa (Fiorentina to AC Milan) – £30 million

Portugese attacking midfielder joined AC Milan from Fiorentina back in 2001 and at the time he was one of the most expensive and highly rated players around.

#6. Gaizka Mendiata (Valencia to Lazio) – £29 million

Highly rated spanish winger Mediata joined Lazio from his native club Valencia for 29 million GBP in the same year of 2001 when Lazio sold Sebastian Veron to Manchester United.

#7. Pavel Nedved (Lazio to Juventus) – £29 million

Ballon d’or winner Pavel Nedved joined Juventus from Lazio in 2001 for £29 million and he went on to become one of the most iconic players for old lady juventus.

#8. Gabriel Batistuta (Fiorentina to AS Roma) – £22.5 million

One of the most prolific goalscorer Italian league has seen, Gabriel Batistuta is AS Roma legend and he signed for the club back in 2000 from Fiorentina after couple of staller seasons.

#9. Lilian Thuram (Parma to Juventus) – £22 million

1998 world cup winner Thuram joined Juventus from Parma in 2001 and went on to become their captain and leader in the defence. Thuram was one of the most expensive defenders in the world when he signed for Juventus.

#10. Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus to AC Milan) – £21.7 million

Fox in the box, Filippo Inzaghi was a true goal scorer in every sense, he joined AC Milan from Juventus back in 2001 for £21.7 million. But AC milan would say that he worth every penny of it.

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