Coming in at number five is the former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, whose £142m move to Barcelona in January 2018 still stands as the highest Premier League sale of all time. Joining for a fee of as little as £7.5m from Inter Milan in 2013, he established himself as a Liverpool great and one of the best players in the league during his six seasons at the club. This transfer remains the third-highest of all time.
Unfortunately for Coutinho, he was unable to live up to expectations in La Liga, and lasted just 18 months at the Camp Nou, before he was sent to Bayern Munich on loan. You may remember he famously scored twice against his parent club in an 8-2 Champions League demolition.
The following season saw him return to Spain, but a knee injury cut his season short. In January 2022, he completed a shock loan move back to England with Aston Villa, re-uniting with ex-teammate Steven Gerrard. This move was made permanent that summer for £17m but he has since moved to Qatari side Al-Duhail on loan.