10 highest football transfers of the 2011 summer

Football transfer money
Summer transfer window is closed, lots of money was spent and here’s who was paid the most.

1. Sergio Agüero (Atletico Madrid – Manchester City) €45 million
2. Javier Pastore (Palermo – Paris Saint Germain) €43 million
3. Radamel Falcao (Porto – Atletico Madrid) €40 million
4. Fábio Coentrão (Benfica – Real Madrid) €30 million
5. Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal – Barcelona) €29 million
6. Samir Nasri (Arsenal – Manchester City) €27.5 million
7. Juan Mata (Valencia – Chelsea) €26.7 million
8. Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan – Anzhi Makhachkala) €26 million
9. Alexis Sánchez (Udinese – Barcelona) €26 million
10. Stewart Downing (Aston Villa – Liverpool) €22.8 million

Money well spent?

Barcelona: Fabregas is back and here to stay

Another transfer (two years in the making) is finally complete.
Cesc Fàbregas signed a 5 year deal with Barcelona, club he left for Arsenal back in 2003. His new “sale” price to leave Barcelona again is set at €200 million – I guess he’s not going anywhere before summer of 2016. By the way, some 30,000 fans attended his signing. Insane!

Fabregas then
Fabregas then

Somehow I don’t think he’s worth all this money and I expect him to have difficulties proving he deserves the spot in Barcelona’s starting 11. That’s just me, time will tell if he is worth the investment. In any event, it adds more excitement to the world of football.

Fabregas now
Fabregas now