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Angel di Maria – £67.5 million

Di Maria swapped La Liga for the Premier League
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Angel di Maria of Manchester United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

This is the only transfer on this list that involves a player swapping La Liga for the Premier League. In truth, Angel di Maria will wish he hadn’t bothered.

His move to Manchester made him one of the most expensive players of all time and set the British transfer record.

He failed to live up to either of those tags. Di Maria simply never fitted in at Old Trafford and his one season was a complete failure.

One year at the club saw him make 32 appearances and score four goals. He remains one of United’s worst ever signings but the second most expensive La Liga departure ever.