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The Five Most Expensive South American Football Transfers

The football transfer market has been inflated in the last decade or two as major European clubs have paid lavishly on great players.
Players from South America, in particular, contribute a lot of flair to the game, and they’ve been engaged in some important transactions in recent years.
We look at the five most costly transfers involving South American players in this article.
#5 Luis Suarez – EUR81.72 million (Liverpool to Barcelona) Luis Suarez dominated the Premier League during his time with Liverpool, and is perhaps one of the best players to ever wear the No. 5 shirt.
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In the 2013-14 season, he coupled finesse with lethal goal-scoring ability to virtually single-handedly win Liverpool the Premier League.
After finishing second behind Manchester City, the Reds nearly missed out on a place in the final.
It’s been seven years since Luis Suárez left Liverpool, and say what you want about him, but his four goals vs Norwich were incrediblepic.twitter.com/48T3cYn1mf — The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) July 16, 2021 Suarez scored 31 goals and supplied 17 assists in the 2013-14 season, forming a lethal partnership with Daniel Sturridge.
He landed a big-money move to Barcelona in the summer of 2014, and he hit the ground running.
Suarez was part of one of Europe’s most dangerous attacking trios in 2015, when Barcelona won the treble alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.
#4 Neymar – EUR88.20 (Santos to Barcelona) In 2013, Neymar was touted as the next great thing, and he landed a big-money move to Barcelona after impressing for his hometown club Santos.
Neymar was still a young man when he arrived to Barcelona, and the strain of his big transfer cost was weighing heavily on his shoulders.
He, on the other hand, was unfazed by it.
We want Neymar Santos back for #NeyDay [?
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]we love you ney pic.twitter.com/MpTQ41ph7J — jedel abdou (@zianeabdallah5) April 5, 2021 The Brazilian didn’t adjust his style and stunned the supporters at Camp Nou with his exciting pace and talents.
Neymar was a member of the renowned ‘MSN front line,’ scoring 105 goals in 186 games for the Blaugrana and winning every domestic championship available.
However, Neymar only stayed at Camp Nou for five seasons, as he sought to break free from Lionel Messi’s shadow.
He joined PSG in a move that shifted the transfer window’s dynamics for a spell.
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