5 most expensive signings in Real Madrid’s history: Club’s record goal-scorer features

After a nightmare 2018/19 campaign, Real Madrid wasted no time in splashing the cash as the Spanish giants set the stone for another Galactico era ahead of next season.

Los Blancos’ president Florentino Perez has developed a reputation of taking out his chequebook when things don’t go according to plan, and that’s what happened a season later, following the departure of their star man Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zinedine Zidane returned to the club last season in March, and he has been backed with five big signings so far this summer.

Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo Goes, Ferland Mendy and Eden Hazard all arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu for a combined fee of over €300 million.

Let’s look at the five most expensive signings in the club’s history.

#5 James Rodriguez 

The Colombian first broke onto the scene in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and immediately earned a move to Madrid from Monaco in a deal worth €75 million.

He finished the 2014 World Cup topping the goal-scoring charts as he plundered 6 goals in 5 games and featured in the Team of the Tournament.

However, a falling out with the French manager Zidane cut his time short with the Galacticos and he is likely to be sold this summer.

#4 Zinedine Zidane

The Frenchmen broke the transfer record as a player when he moved from Juventus to the Spanish capital for a whopping €77.5 million.

Before his arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2001, he was the FIFA world player of the year and the Ballon d’Or holder.

One could argue, his fee set the precedent of the big-money signings and was the beginning of the famous Galactico era at Real Madrid.

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