Five most expensive signings in Real Madrid’s history

26 Aug 2021

Real Madrid have made a 160 million euro offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe, even though the French forward only has one year left on his contract with PSG.

Los Blancos are determined to guarantee his arrival here and now and, if all three parties agree terms, the Frenchman will become the most expensive signing in club history.

Here, let’s take a look at the five most expensive signings of all time at Real Madrid so far.

5. James Rodriguez – 76m euros

The Colombia international joined Real Madrid after shining with his national team in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he caught the eye of Florentino Perez.

4. Zinedine Zidane – 79m euros

Real Madrid acquired the services of the Frenchman from Juventus in 2001. He led Real Madrid to a Champions League title as a player that season and inspired them to another three trophies as a coach later on.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 95m euros

In 2009, in Perez’s second stint at the Real Madrid helm, the president broke the transfer record again, this time by signing best player of the time from Manchester United for a fee believed to be around 95m euros.

2. Gareth Bale – 101m euros

Perez tried to sign Bale at all costs, and they managed to do so by offering what was reported to be a record-breaking 101m euros to sign him from Tottenham.

1. Eden Hazard – 116m euros

Hazard reportedly cost Real Madrid a whopping 116m euros, but he has failed to impress at Los Blancos since his arrival from Chelsea in 2019.

Next Match

Elche vs Real Madrid (On time)


Which player do you prefer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Leo Messi 23 Goals Barcelona
Karim Benzema 21 Goals Real Madrid
Gerard Moreno 20 Goals Villarreal
L. Suárez 19 Goals Atlético Madrid
Youssef En-nesyri 16 Goals Sevilla
Lewandowski 10 Goals Bayern Munich
Haaland 8 Goals RB Salzburg
Harry Kane 6 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Son Heung-min 5 Goals Tottenham Hotspur
Sterling 5 Goals Manchester City