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Liga MX has more expensive transfers to Europe than MLS

In the last five years the Liga MX and Major League Soccer have exported many players to Europe's top teams and the number keeps growing.

Liga MX has more expensive transfers to Europe than MLS

In the last five years, the Liga MX has made more expensive transfers to European team’s than Major League Soccer. The news broke after Chivas’ striker ‘JJ’ Macías said that the clubs in Mexico want too much money for their players and that is why it is hard to have an opportunity on the European continent.

While the clubs in Major League Soccer want their players to move on to Europe and they facilitate the transfers when a club is interested in a particular player, Macías added that teams in Mexico want at least $15 million for their players and MLS team’s ask as low as half a million.

According to transfermarkt, in the last five years the Liga MX teams receive on average $12 million per transfer, while MLS clubs average $2 million. Here is a list of the last five most expensive transfers from each league over the past five years.

Liga MX

  • Hirving Lozano: PSV paid $15 million to Pachuca in 2018.
  • Erick Gutierrez: PSV paid $9 million to Pachuca in 2019.
  • Edson Alvarez: Ajax paid $17 million to Club América in 2020.
  • Diego Lainez: Real Betis paid $15 million to Club América in 2020.
  • Gerardo Arteaga: Genk paid $4 million to Santos Laguna in 2020.

Major League Soccer

  • Matt Miazga: Chelsea paid $5.4 million to New York Red Bull in 2016.
  • Tyler Adamas: RB Leipzig paid $3 million to New York Red Bull 2019.
  • Chris Richards: Bayern Munich paid $1.3 million to FC Dallas in 2019.
  • Henry Wingo: Eliteserien paid $270 thousand to Seattle Sounders in 2020.
  • Chris Durkin: Sint-Truiden paid $182 thousand to DC United in 2020.