#4. Gareth Bale: £85.3 million
Real Madrid secured the Wales international from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee believed to be in the region of 100 million euros which made him the most expensive transfer in the world (2013). The winger is blessed with great speed and agility and has proven to be a valuable addition to the already glittering Real Madrid squad. The former Southampton man has already won the Champions League twice with his team and in the summer of 2016, went on to reach the last four of the European Championships with his national team.