2. Alisson Becker – €62.5m (+ €10m in variables)
The Reds turned to the Brazilian shot-stopper following Loris Karius’ struggles between the sticks in 2017/18. He didn’t disappoint either, with an impressive 21 clean sheets in his 38 Premier League appearances to claim the Golden Glove in his debut campaign.
Alisson’s consistency in goal also played a major role in the club’s improved defensive record. After tasting Champions League and Copa America glory last year, he may become a Premier League winner this term.
1. Kepa Arrizabalaga – €80m
It only took Kepa two full seasons as Athletic Bilbao’s #1 to become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
Chelsea’s decision to fork out such a huge amount was questionable considering his lack of experience. He had only played for Spain once at the time. With Thibaut Courtois gone to Real Madrid, however, they took a chance.
The Blues paid Kepa’s full €80m buyout clause and installed him as their first-choice keeper. He has since kept 31 clean sheets in 87 games and won the Europa League last season.
So there you have it, the most expensive goalkeepers in football history.