ROME – The transfer of Luis Nazario de Lima, for all Ronaldo , from Barcelona to Inter in the summer of 1997, is to be considered the most expensive operation ever in the history of the transfer market . According to the research of the economic analysis platform for football PlayRatings , if we consider the current inflation and today's economic and financial conditions, the Phenomenon would have cost a good 433 million euros . A mind-boggling figure, almost double that of those 220 million paid out by Paris Saint-Germain to snatch Neymar from Barcelona, which today set the record in the transfer market.
In this particular ranking, the passage of Diego Armando Maradona from Barcelona to Naples in 1984 is to be classified as the second most expensive transfer ever, to 345 million euros. In third place, on a par with Michel Platini from Saint-Etienne to Juventus and Christian Vieri from Atletico Madrid to Lazio, both with a valuation of 334 million. Closing the top five is the move from Ajax to Milan by Marco Van Basten with a value of 328 million euros and that of Gabriel Omar Batistuta from Fiorentina to Roma, equal to the figure of 281 million. Neymar , therefore, would be out of the top five and largely detached from the record. (source AGI)
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