When last summer the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe moved to PSG everyone thought that it could not get any bigger than this.
But this summer transfer window has surely outdone the previous one especially with Cristiano Ronaldo moving to Juventus from Real Madrid.
And now The CIES Football Observatory have released a report showing the best transfers of the summer.
CIES uses a special algorithm to determine the transfers which have gained the best values for the buying clubs.
The algorithm determines a base price for each player which is then compared to the actual transfer price.
And using that method the best transfer during the summer transfer window is that of Thibaut Courtois who moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid.
Courtois had a fair price of €62.6 million while Real Madrid paid only €40 million for the player’s services – meaning Florentino Perez actually paid €22.6 million less for one of the best keepers in the world.
Surprisingly Cristiano Ronaldo also features on the table as Juventus have paid €11 million less for the Portuguese superstar.
Which the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all featuring in the top 15, Liverpool are the only Premier League team who feature multiple times on the list.
Players: Paid Less compared to base price. (in €)
Thibaut Courtois 22.6
Chelsea to Real Madrid
Rodri Hernandez 21.9
Villareal to Atletico
Bryan Cristante 19.4
Atlanta to AS Roma
Monaco to Liverpool
Clement Lenglet 14.2
Sevilla to Barcelona
Radja Nianggolan 12.9
Roma to Inter
Lucas Torreira 11.9
Sampdoria to Arsenal
Cristiano Ronaldo 11.5
Real Madrid to Juventus
Simone Zaza 10.1
Alban Lafont 9.9
Toulouse to Fiorentina
Joao Moutinho 9.3
Monaco to Wolves
Xherdan Shaqiri 7.5
Stoke to Liverpool
Alisson Becker 6.8
Roma to Liverpool
Davy Klaassen 6.2
Everton to Weder Bremen
Ramadan Sobhi 6.1
Stoke to Huddersfield
Please note: This list has been compiled using the data from the top five leagues in Europe.
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