Tottenham are one of the biggest football clubs in the UK. Over the years, they have signed some good players and some disasters as well. In this article, let us have a look at ten of the most expensive Tottenham Hotspur signings ever.
Taking the transfer fee data from Transfermarkt and a few other sources, here are the ten most expensive Tottenham Hotspur signings ever.
10. Yves Bissouma [£25.00m]
Spurs signed Bissouma from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2022. Initial reactions suggest that it’s a very good signing with a decent price. It will be interesting to see how he performs for Antonio Conte’s team in the 2022-23 season.
9. Roberto Soldado [£26.00m]
Signed from Valencia in 2013, Soldado turned out to be one of the worst Tottenham signings ever. He was expected to provide the goals for the North-London outfit but he failed to do so. The Spaniard only lasted for two years before switching to Villarreal for just £10m in 2015.
8. Erik Lamela [£27.00m]
Erik Lamela was signed from AS Roma in 2013 by Andre Villas-Boas as a part of the massive spending spree following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. The Argentinian showed flashes of genius during his stay with the North London club, but constant injuries deterred him from reaching the absolute top. He was sold to Sevilla in 2021, after an 8-year stay with the club.
7. Sergio Reguilon [£27.00m]
Reguilon joined Spurs in 2020 from Real Madrid, after having spent the last season on loan at Sevilla. He signed a five-year contract which also included a buy-back clause in it. He has featured fairly regularly for the club for the past two seasons and will hope to continue doing so amid competition from Ryan Sessegnon.
6. Steven Bergwijn [£27.00m]
Bergwijn scored and won the man of the match against Manchester City on his Tottenham debut. He was tipped to achieve greater things after his phenomenal debut for the club but things went south after that. He eventually returned to his homeland with Ajax in 2022, with Spurs bagging a £27.8m transfer fee, a little more than what they had paid to PSV in 2020.
5. Giovani Lo Celso [£28.80m]
Lo Celso was initially signed on loan from Real Betis in 2019, with the move being made permanent a year later. Initially impressing everyone with his technically gifted playmaking skills and a devastating left foot, his performances waned in 2021. He was loaned out to Villarreal in January 2022 and still remains at the Spanish club. His deal with Tottenham runs until 2025.
4. Moussa Sissoko [£31.50m]
Tottenham signed Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle in the summer of 2016. It turned out to be an excellent investment for Spurs as Sissoko turned out to be a fan favourite in the five years he spent with the club. He racked up over 140 appearances for Spurs, helping the club to reach the 2019 Champions League final. He was sold to Watford in 2021.
3. Davinson Sánchez [£37.80m]
Tottenham signed Sanchez from Ajax in 2017, after the Colombian had established himself as one of the best young defenders in the world. He has not justified the price tag yet and will hope to prove himself this season. He bears a tendency to lose concentration in games, which is something he still needs to work on.
2. Richarlison [£52.20m]
Spurs signed Richarlison from Everton for an initial fee of £52.20m, which could rise up to £60m. The Brazilian was keen on leaving Everton after having scored 53 goals in 152 matches for the last four seasons for The Toffees. Antonio Conte wanted another striker to take some load off Harry Kane and it will be interesting to see whether his gamble on Richarlison pays off.
1. Tanguy Ndombele [£55.45m]
Spurs signed Ndombele in 2019 from Lyon for a club-record fee of €62 million plus up to €10 million in add-ons, which were never achieved. The signing was deemed to be a huge boost for Pochettino’s team, who had convinced the Frenchman to join the club. Three years down the road, the reality couldn’t be any more different. Ndombele wasn’t really able to mark at the club and is currently on loan at Lyon. Spurs are looking to offload him for the right price.