Transfer of Claudio Bravo will be in top 10 for most expensive keepers

During his time at FC Barcelona, club with which he has completed two successful seasons, Claudio Bravo has improved his status considerably.

Silvia Gonzalez

When he arrived at the Blaugrana from Real Sociedad for the 2014/15 season, he cost 12 million euros. The same amount that the Catalan club paid for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from Borussia Monchengladbach.

That figure of 12 million euros paid for each one placed them together in 12th position on the list of most expensive goalkeepers in history.

The Chilean's move to Manchester City will lead to a considerable jump in his position on that list. Once the figures involved are confirmed, Bravo will be the sixth most expensive keeper.

Given his experience, but also his age of 33, Barça have comfortably got their money's worth out of the player, and will recoup the transfer fee paid, with added interest.

Has the deal taken place next year, when he was 34, the figures would have been very different for the economic area of the club.

The undisputable No. 1 on the most expensive goalkeepers list is Gianluigi Buffon, who joined Juventus in 2001/02 for a fee of 52.8 million euros.

Manuel Neuer, a Bayern Munich 30 million euros signing, and Francesco Toldo, subject of a 26.5 million euros transfer to Inter Milan, complete the podium. 

David de Gea moved to Manchester United for 25 million euros, Parma paid 21 million euros for Sebastien Frey and Angelo Peruzzi has the curious honour of appearing in consecutive positions on the list, for his deal worth 19 million euros to Inter, and the 17.9 million euros move to Lazio.

Jan Oblak, Petr Cech and Hugo Lloris close the top 10 list, for their respective transfers worth 16 million euros to Atletico, 14 million euros to Arsenal and 12.6 million euros to Tottenham.


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