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Barcelona's most expensive sales ever

Sports Mole looks at the most expensive sales in Barcelona's illustrious history.

Neymar's £188.9m move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 remains Barcelona's record sale, and it is difficult to imagine that figure being beaten in the near future.

The switch is comfortably at the top of this list, and there are some surprise names below, with Barcelona being able to bank healthy transfer fees for unwanted players.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at the club's most expensive sales of all time.


10. Nelson Semedo - £27.2m

Barcelona's Nelson Semedo in action with Real Madrid's Toni Kroos in La Liga at Camp Nou on December 18, 2019© Reuters

To: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Date: September 23, 2020
Age at the time: 26
Barcelona appearances: 124
Barcelona goals: 2

Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (2): 2017-18, 2018-19

  • Spanish Super Cup (1): 2018

  • Copa del Rey (1): 2017-18


  • 9. Cesc Fabregas - £28m

    Cesc Fabregas in action for Barcelona on April 15, 2014© Reuters

    To: Chelsea
    Date: June 12, 2014
    Age at the time: 27
    Barcelona appearances: 151
    Barcelona goals: 42

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (1): 2012-13

  • Spanish Super Cup (2): 2011, 2013

  • Copa del Rey (1): 2011-12

  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 2011

  • FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2011


  • 8. Jasper Cillessen - £29.8m

    Jasper Cillessen in Barcelona gear in December 2018© Reuters

    To: Valencia
    Date: June 26, 2019
    Age at the time: 30
    Barcelona appearances: 32
    Barcelona clean sheets: 14

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (2): 2017-18, 2018-19

  • Spanish Super Cup (1): 2018

  • Copa del Rey (2): 2016-17, 2017-18


  • 7. Malcom - £35.3m

    Malcom in action for Barcelona on January 23, 2019© Reuters

    To: Zenit St Petersburg
    Date: August 2, 2019
    Age at the time: 22
    Barcelona appearances: 24
    Barcelona goals: 4

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (1): 2018-19


  • 6. Paulinho - £35.7m

    Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring during a La Liga clash with Deportivo La Coruna in December 2017© Reuters

    To: Guangzhou Evergrande
    Date: January 4, 2019
    Age at the time: 30
    Barcelona appearances: 49
    Barcelona goals: 9

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (1): 2017-18

  • Copa del Rey (1): 2017-18


  • 5. Alexis Sanchez - £36.2m

    Alexis Sanchez in action for Barcelona on April 20, 2014© Reuters

    To: Arsenal
    Date: July 10, 2014
    Age at the time: 25
    Barcelona appearances: 141
    Barcelona goals: 47

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (1): 2012-13

  • Spanish Super Cup (2): 2011, 2013

  • Copa del Rey (1): 2011-12

  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 2011

  • FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2011


  • 4. Ousmane Dembele - £42.6m

    Ousmane Dembele in action for Barcelona in February 2022© Reuters

    To: Paris Saint-Germain
    Date: August 12, 2023
    Age at the time: 26
    Barcelona appearances: 185
    Barcelona goals: 40

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (3): 2017-18, 2018-19, 2022-23

  • Spanish Super Cup (2): 2018, 2023

  • Copa del Rey (2): 2017-18, 2020-21


  • 3. Luis Figo - £51.1m

    Luis Figo is unveiled by Real Madrid after moving from Barcelona in July 2000© Reuters

    To: Real Madrid
    Date: July 24, 2000
    Age at the time: 27
    Barcelona appearances: 249
    Barcelona goals: 45

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (2): 2000-01, 2002-03

  • Spanish Super Cup (2): 2001, 2003

  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2001-02

  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 2002

  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 2002


  • 2. Arthur - £68.6m

    Barcelona midfielder Arthur pictured in June 2020© Reuters

    To: Juventus
    Date: June 29, 2020
    Age at the time: 23
    Barcelona appearances: 72
    Barcelona goals: 4

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (1): 2018-19

  • Spanish Super Cup (1): 2018


  • 1. Neymar - £188.9m

    Neymar in action for Barcelona on May 14, 2017© Reuters

    To: Paris Saint-Germain
    Date: August 3, 2017
    Age at the time: 25
    Barcelona appearances: 186
    Barcelona goals: 105

    Honours at Barcelona


  • La Liga (2): 2014-15, 2015-16

  • Spanish Super Cup (1): 2013

  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2014-15

  • FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2015

  • Copa del Rey (3): 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17


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