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The Most Expensive XI in Serie A History

The money present in football today is enormous, with more and more clubs lavishing large amount of cash on players. Here, we take a look at the most expensive XI in Serie A history.   

11. GK - Gianluigi Buffon (Parma to Juventus) - £32.6m

Gianluigi Buffon moved from Parma to Juventus for a then world-record £32.6million and it was without doubt money well spent as the Italian has gone on to become one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport.

The 41-year-old has enjoyed enormous success at Turin, winning nine Serie A titles and four Coppa Italias.

10. CB - Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax to Juventus) - £67.5m

The newest addition to Juventus back-line, Matthijs de Ligt was a subject of interest from a number of top European clubs in the summer, with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona keen to sign him.

The Bianconeri however beat them to his signature and while considered as one of the greatest talents of his generation, he has enjoyed a mixed experience at Turin so far.

9. CB - Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus to AC Milan) - £35.1m

Leonardo Bonucci shocked everyone when he decided to leave Juventus for AC Milan in 2017 and it is safe to say he did not have the best of times at the club. The 32-year-old's stint at the Italian giants lasted for only year and he soon moved back to the Bianconeri.

8. CB - Kostas Manolas (AS Roma to Napoli) - £32.2m

Napoli snapped up Kostas Manolas from AS Roma in the summer, beating the likes of Juventus, AC Milan and Arsenal to his signature. The Greek international is one of the best in the position and Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping that he will help his side end the Bianconeri's dominant hold on the Serie A trophy.

7. RM - Joao Cancelo (Valencia to Juventus) - £35.5m

Joao Cancelo signed for Juventus from Valencia for £35.5million in 2018, with the defender making 34 appearances for the Bianconeri before making another big money move to Manchester City in the summer.

The Portugese is known for his versatility on the pitch, capable of playing both as a right-back or in right midfield and will look to continue his good form in England.

6. CM - Joao Mario (Sporting Lisbon to Inter Milan) - £35m

Coming through the youth academy at Sporting, Joao Mario moved to Inter Milan in 2016 where he was a regular for three seasons before being sent out on loan to Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia.

The midfielder is still 26 and has time on his side to make an impression in European football.

5. CM - Manuel Rui Costa (Fiorentina to AC Milan) - £30m

The Prince of Fiorentina, Manuel Rui Costa was one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, so much so that he outperformed a great like Zinedine Zidane as the best number 10 in Serie A during his time in Italy.

The Portugese legend joined AC Milan in 2001 where he enjoyed great success including winning one Serie A and one Champions League title.

4. LM - Hirving Lozano (PSV to Napoli) - £36m

Napoli's most expensive signing in their history, Hirving Lozano was one of the stars of the 2018 World Cup and it was there where he came to the attention of the top clubs in Europe. The Mexican international was very prolific for PSV and will hope to continue the same form in the Serie A.

3. ST - Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Juventus) - £99.2m

Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the world when he decided to leave Real Madrid after nine trophy laden years and Juventus were the benefeciaries, with the Italian side already recouping most of the £100million they paid for him.

The 34-year-old was voted as the 'Best Player in the Serie A' last season after leading the club to the league title with 21 goals and will look to lead them to the Champions League title this season.

2. ST - Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli to Juventus) - £75.3m

Despite being a striker who polarises opinions, there is no doubt that Gonzalo Higuain has been prolific at club level and that's the reason why Juventus parted with £75million to sign him in 2016.

The Argentinian scored a bucketful of goals and was surprisingly let go due to the arrival of Ronaldo. However, he is back at Turin and has already scored three goals so far for his club.

1. ST - Romelu Lukaku (Man United to Inter Milan) - £74m

Romelu Lukaku was Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte as his primary target in the summer transfer window and the Belgian almost forced through a move from Manchester United to get his move.

While not known for his ability on the ball, the Belgian is a scorer of goals and has already netted three of them so far this season.