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5 clubs which broke their own transfer record this season

11 Aug 2018 | By Sayak Basu
The biggest transfers this season

With each transfer window comes the excitement of seeing which player shifts his loyalty from one club to another.

Especially after the transfer of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, the transfer amounts have increased manifold.

Clubs are spending astonishing sums of €70-80 million at ease.

Here we take a look at 5 clubs which broke their own transfer record this season.

In context: The biggest transfers this season

11 Aug 20185 clubs which broke their own transfer record this season

West HamWest Ham break the bank twice

West Ham have been on a mission this summer, breaking their transfer record not once, but twice.

With the signing of Issa Diop for £22 million, the London club broke their transfer record which was set in 2017 when they had bought Arnautovic.

The Hammers did not stop at that.

They have also roped in Brazilian Felipe Anderson from Lazio for £35 million.

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The most expensive African footballer ever

Manchester CityThe most expensive African footballer ever

Leicester City's EPL winning winger, Riyad Mahrez was bought in this transfer window by Manchester City for a sum of £60 million.

This deal made him the costliest African player ever. Further, it surpassed City's all-time transfer fee of £57 million.

Mahrez has joined City on a 5-year contract and the fee could reach up to £75 million with add-ons.

Atletico MadridRojiblancos get a World Cup winner for themselves

Thomas Lemar, known for his great passing ability, won the World Cup this year with France and has been picked up by Atletico Madrid for a club-record transfer fee.

The Madrid-based club have shelled out €70 million this summer for the accomplished winger, who earlier had spells with Caen and AS Monaco.

Atletico's earlier record signing was Diego Costa from Chelsea for €66 mn.

ChelseaBilbao goal-keeper roped in for record-breaking transfer fee

Chelsea have signed Athletic Bilbao goal-keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a staggering sum of £71.6 mn, which saw the Blues break their all-time club record fee.

This deal has seen Kepa become the costliest goal-keeper in history.

He broke a record set in this season by Liverpool's signing of Alisson.

This deal has seen Chelsea surpass their previous record of £59.4 mn paid for Alvaro.

JuventusOld Lady brings in the deadliest striker in the world

The Italian powerhouse Juventus FC signed in Cristiano Ronaldo for €100 mn.

The deal saw them breaking the earlier transfer record set when they signed Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for €90 mn.

The Portuguese legend has signed a 4-year deal with the Italian outfit, which makes him the costliest 30+ player in history and the costliest player ever in Serie A.