Sources: bwin research, transfermarkt.co.uk
How the world transfer record has increased since the £1m barrier was broken:
The record keeps on rising
… and 4 which affect the chances of a deal:
4 which affect the cost of a player...
has the player had a good season or are they regularly being linked with a move?
does the player possess any unusual traits that make them a rare commodity?
are the club looking to - or even willing to - sell the player?
will they need to be bought out of a long contract with their current club?
is the player settled at their current club, or are they angling for a move?
how many peak years do they have left and will they have any resale value?
bigger teams will be better able to hold onto their star players
some playing positions attract bigger fees than others
We’ve identified 8 main factors:
Size of current club
What factors should we consider?
We’ve broken down the 10 most expensive transfers in each of the last 20 seasons to see which nation’s clubs did the buying:
Which clubs are likely to be involved?