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Reinier becomes Real Madrid's most expensive January signing

The 30m-euro fee spent by Real Madrid on Brazilian youngster Reinier is a record January outlay for the LaLiga club.

Reinier becomes Real Madrid's most expensive January signing

Real Madrid's 30m-euro move for Reinier Jesus has made the Brazilian the LaLiga club's most expensive ever January signing.

Reinier overtakes 2009 signing Huntelaar

Previously, Madrid's biggest mid-season outlay was on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who arrived from Ajax in a 27m-euro deal in 2008/09, followed by the 20.5m-euro purchase of Fernando Gago from Boca Juniors two seasons before. The podium was completed by Lass Diarra, who joined for 20m from Portsmouth in January 2009.

Real Madrid's most expensive January signings

PlayerPrice (euros)
SeasonSigned from
Gago20.5m2006-2007Boca Juniors
Lass Diarra20m2008-2009Portsmouth
Brahim17m2018-2019Manchester City
Lucas Silva13m2014-2015Cruzeiro
Higuaín12m2006-2007River Plate
Zé Roberto9m1996-1997Portuguesa

See also:

"Joining Real Madrid is the best thing that could happen to Reinier"

Reinier: "I've been a madridista since the Galáctico era"

Reinier fee the seventh-highest in a January window

In overall terms, Reinier's fee is the seventh-highest in a winter window - some way off Philippe Coutinho, whose 145m-euro switch to Barcelona in 2018 is the most expensive ever.

Most expensive January moves of all time

Player and buying clubPrice (euros)
SeasonSigned from
Coutinho (Barcelona)145m2017-2018Liverpool
Van Dijk (Liverpool)84.6m2017-2018Southampton
Oscar (Shanghai)60m2016-2017Chelsea
Torres (Chelsea)58.5m2010-2011Liverpool
Dzeko (Manchester City)37m2010-2011Wolfsburg
Kulusevski (Juventus)35m2019-2020Atalanta
Reinier (Real Madrid)30m2019-2020Flamengo
Huntelaar (Real Madrid)27m2008-2009Ajax
Seedorf (Inter Milan)24m1999-2000Real Madrid

The priciest transfer so far in the current mid-season window is Juventus' 35m-euro swoop for Atalanta's Dejan Kulusevski, who sits sixth in the all-time list.


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