The Premier League is known for its entertaining football, filled with adrenaline and intensity, the league has never failed to disappoint its millions of keen viewers around the globe. The English clubs spend millions on acquiring the services of expensive yet world-class forwards to compete against each other. In this article, we look at the top 5 most expensive Premier League forwards.
#5 Raheem Sterling
The ‘Sterling transfer saga’ came to an end as Liverpool had to sell the winger after the player told Brendan Rogers he wanted to leave the club. His departure from Anfield was inevitable, meanwhile, Manchester City waited no longer and instantly got their man, a player who they had been scouting for years. The right-winger was bought for 69.1m euros, making him the 5th most expensive forward in the Premier League.
Raheem has been a nailed starter and has grown a lot as a player under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. The player has proved his critics wrong many a time, he was arguably the best player for his nation at the Euro 2020.
#4 Angel Di Maria
In 2014, Manchester United shocked the world when they signed Di Maria for 74.6m euros from Real Madrid, one of the most expensive transfers of all time and the highest fee ever paid by a British club at the time. Things did not exactly go Di Maria’s way as he wore the famous red jersey for only one season, making just 27 appearances.
Assisting 10 times and scoring thrice in 27 games, he was not even close to what was expected from him. The Argentinian was sold to the Ligue 1 giants, PSG.
#3 Nicolas Pepe
Arsenal broke the bank in 2019 when they got their record signing from Lille for a whooping 79m euros. The winger who had a brilliant season with his former club Lille was wanted by many top clubs in Europe, Arsenal finally managed to land him after competing with Napoli for his signature.
Even though murmurs of ‘overpaid’ are still heard when his name comes up, Nicolas Pepe has got a lot of backing from the Gunners. After an average first season, the right-winger started to show how capable he was in his second season, scoring 10 times in 22 starts. In the upcoming season, a lot can be expected from the Ivorian.
#2 Romelu Lukaku
Following a red-hot spell with Everton, United beat the likes of Chelsea to land the striker at Old Trafford. The Belgian forward was what United fans thought they needed to win the PL after the club signed him for 80m euros. But Lukaku failed to score with consistency and was frequently pointed out for his poor first touch.
He lasted only two seasons in Manchester, having scored a respectable 42 goals in 96 matches across all tournaments. He then later completed a move to Inter Milan, where he has been enjoying great success, leading Inter to their first Serie A crown in a decade.
#1 Jadon Sancho
Arguably the most talked-about transfer in this list is, Jadon Sancho. A player who was on Manchester United’s radar since 2018, finally completed his move to the English side this transfer window for 85m euros, making him the most expensive forward when it comes to the five most expensive forwards in the Premier League. Jadon quickly established himself as a key player in the Dortmund side, scoring 50 goals in less than 150 matches for them.
Sancho has emerged as one of the world’s most interesting young prospects in recent years, and that is why it is easy to understand why United was so keen on getting him. All eyes will be on the Three Lions star as he will look to justify his price tag in the upcoming season.