France is another top talented country in terms of football. Below are the top ten expensive Frecnh transfers. Real Madrid once again dominate the list with four big moves including the top talent of Zinedine Zindane.
10. Mamadou Sakho
Liverpool signed the French center-back from Paris Saints Germain for a fee of £18million in 2013.
9. Yohan Cabaye
Newcastle United sold their star midfielder to Paris Saints Germain for £19million in last year’s summer.
8. Lassana Diarra
The Spanish giants Real Madrid paid £20million to Portsmouth for the defensive midfielder in 2008.
7. Nicolas Anelka
In 2000, PSG paid a big fee of £22million to Real Madrid to acquire Nicolas Anelka’s services.
6. Samir Nasri
Nasri left Arsenal after playing four seasons for Manchester City who paid £23.5million to the Gunners in 2011.
5. Nicolas Anelka
Los Blancos paid £23.5million to the London side Arsenal for their striker Anelka in 1999.
4. Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann signed for Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in the summer transfer window. The Frenchman was bought around £24million.
3. Karim Benzema
Real Madrid signed Karim Benzema from Ligue one side Olympique Lyon for £30million in 2009.
2. Eliaquim Mangala
Manchester City paid £34million to Portuguese side Porto for defender Eliaquim Mangala in the summer.
1. Zinedine Zidane
All-time greatest player Zinedine Zidane still leads this list. Real Madrid paid £46million to Italian side Juventus for Zidane in 2001.