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Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo to Eden Hazard - Hits and Flops of the '100 million club'

06:44 GMT+3 04/03/2022
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard
Goal takes a look at the players with €100m or more transfer value who succeeded or failed at their respective clubs...

In the summer of 2013, Real Madrid broke the bank to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record transfer fee of €100.8m, making him the first player with a transfer valuation of €100m.

For four years, Bale remained the most expensive transfer of all time until PSG shook the market in 2017 by roping in Neymar from Barcelona for a record fee of €222m.

In the same year, PSG made Kylian Mbappe's transfer permanent and in return paid AS Monaco €145m (+€35m) as fees. Mbappe did play for the Ligue 1 giants in the previous season but on loan.

Both PSG stars have helped the club to win several titles. While some clubs have benefited from spending millions, some players have miserably failed to live up to the hype and do justice to their massive fees.

Among players with €100m or more transfer valuations, let's see who have lived up to their billing and who have not:

  • Neymar PSG 2021

    Neymar - HIT

    Clubs: Barcelona - PSG

    Year: 2017

    Transfer fee: €222m

    Matches: 133

    Goals: 91

  • Kylian Mbappe PSG Nantes 2021-22

    Kylian Mbappe - HIT

    Clubs: Monaco - PSG

    Year: 2017

    Transfer fee: €145m (+€35m)

    Matches: 205

    Goals: 156

  • Joao Felix Atletico Man Utd 2022

    Joao Felix - FLOP

    Clubs: Benfica - Atletico Madrid

    Year: 2019

    Transfer fee: €126m

    Matches: 102

    Goals: 24

  • Coutinho Barcelona

    Philippe Coutinho - FLOP

    Clubs: Liverpool - Barcelona

    Year: 2018

    Transfer fee: €120m (+€40m)

    Matches: 106

    Goals: 25

  • Antoine Griezmann Barcelona

    Antoine Griezmann - FLOP

    Clubs: Atletico Madrid - Barcelona

    Year: 2019

    Transfer fee: €120m

    Matches: 102

    Goals: 35

  • JACK GREALISH MANCHESTER CITY

    Jack Grealish - FLOP

    Club: Aston Villa - Manchester City

    Year: 2021

    Transfer fee: 2021

    Matches: 26

    Goals: 4

  • Romelu Lukaku Chelsea vs Liverpool Carabao Cup final 2021-22

    Romelu Lukaku - FLOP

    Clubs: Inter - Chelsea

    Year: 2021

    Transfer fee: €115m

    Matches: 29

    Goals: 10

  • GER ONLY Ousmane Dembele FC Barcelona

    Ousmane Dembele - FLOP

    Clubs: Dortmund - Barcelona

    Year: 2017

    Transfer fee: €105m (+€45m)

    Matches: 134

    Goals: 32

  • Paul Pogba Manchester United 2021-22

    Paul Pogba - FLOP

    Clubs: Juventus - Manchester United

    Year: 2016

    Transfer fee: €105m

    Matches: 219

    Goals: 39

  • gareth-bale-real-madrid-22082021

    Gareth Bale - HIT

    Club: Tottenham Hotspur - Real Madrid

    Year: 2013

    Transfer fee: €100.8m

    Matches: 256

    Goals: 106

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo - HIT

    Clubs: Real Madrid - Juventus

    Year: 2018

    Transfer fee: €100m

    Matches: 134

    Goals: 101

  • Eden Hazard Real Madrid

    Eden Hazard - FLOP

    Clubs: Chelsea - Real Madrid

    Year: 2019

    Transfer fee: €100m

    Matches: 65

    Goals: 6