Clubs all over the continent have been busy emptying their wallets ahead of the 2017/18 season. This summers transfer window is in full swing and the amount of money spent already is nothing short of eye-watering.
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Weve already seen records broken this year, and no doubt well see even more smashed by the time the window closes. For now, here are the 10 Most Expensive Transfers Of 2017 so far€¦
10. Youri Tielemans €“ £21.6 million
The young Belgian midfielder has been a target of many European giants since breaking into the Anderlecht first team as a 16-year-old in 2013. Now aged 20, Tielemans has a wealth of experience in Belgium with over 140 appearances at club level and 3 caps for the national side.
Its no wonder Monaco have snapped him up and made him one of the most expensive transfers this year.
9. Davy Klaassen €“ £23.6 million
Klaassen has been a key figure in the Ajax team for a few years and at 24 he is ready for a switch to Everton and the opportunity to work under Holland legend, Ronald Koeman.
8. Jordan Pickford €“ £30 million
Its not often a relegated side sell on their 23-year-old goalkeeper for £30 million, but thats exactly what Sunderland have managed to do.
Pickfords move is not only one of the most expensive transfers of 2017, but is also the third highest fee paid for a goalkeeper in footballing history. No pressure son.
7. Victor Lindelof €“ £31 million
A long-term target of Manchester United, Swedish defender Victor Lindelof left Portuguese side Benfica at the beginning of the summer in a deal that makes him the most expensive defender on our list of this years most expensive transfers.
6. Andre Silva €“ £33.6 million
After Chinese investors took over AC Milan this year, their first port of call was to splash a load of cash to tie up a deal for 21-year-old Portuguese striker, Andre Silva.
Highly-rated after last years Euros triumph, Silva packed up his bags and left Porto for the San Siro in one of the most expensive transfers were likely to see all year.
5. Ederson €“ £34.9 million
Not to be outdone by Jordan Pickford, the uncapped Brazilian €˜keeper Ederson left Benfica for Manchester City for a fee that makes him the most expensive goalkeeper of all-time. The deal was also worth enough to put him in the top five most expensive transfers of the year so far.
Its a bold move by Guardiola, who had his fair share of keeper trouble last season. Hell be hoping his sides keeper shot-stopping duties will be in safer hands next season.
4. Corentin Tolisso €“ £35.3 million
A graduate of the Lyon academy, 22-year-old Tolisso made over 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 side before completing a switch to Bayern Munich earlier this summer.
The versatile midfielder had been linked with a host of big clubs, but it was the German champions who would ultimately capture the Frenchmans signature in a big-money move.
3. Mohamed Salah €“ £39 million
Salah joins an elite attacking force at Liverpool and will be hoping to get much more playing time than the three league appearances he made for Chelsea during the 2014/15 season.
2. Bernardo Silva €“ £43 million
An impressive return of 11 goals and 12 assists in all competitions last year landed 22-year-old attacking midfielder Silva with a huge transfer to Manchester City.
A European champion with Portugal, Silva was a standout player in a Monca team that lifted Ligue 1 last year and he has been tipped for great success under Pep Guardiola.
1. Alexandre Lacazette €“ £46.5 million
After years of being linked with a move to Arsenal, Lacazette finally put pen to paper on a transfer that not only tops our list of the most expensive transfers in 2017 but also smashed the North London clubs transfer record.
The 26-year-old French striker netted 37 times in all competitions last season and will be under close scrutiny to do something similar in next years Premier League.