Top Transfers in 2023 and Their Salary
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Biggest Football Transfers in 2023 and Their Salary. The 2023 football transfer season ended on 1st September. It was a landmark transfer window, especially for English football as many English footballers featured in the list of biggest transfers of the season. The most significant part of this transfer season was seasoned veterans moving out of Europe and several young players making big moves within Europe. 

It is important to note that Lionel Messi joined Inter Miami in the United States after departing Paris St-Germain. He became a free agent thus it won’t be considered under transfers. Despite receiving a lucrative offer from Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions hindered Messi’s return to Barcelona. Inter Miami has acquired Messi with an annual salary ranging between $50 million and $60 million, resulting in an impressive total contract value of $125 million to $150 million in cash alone.

Let’s take a look at some of the major transfers of the 2023 season. 

Biggest Football Transfers in 2023

Moises Caicedo 

The defensive midfielder from Ecuador moved from Brighton to Chelsea for an astounding transfer fee of £100 million or ₹10.44 billion and another £15 million or ₹1.125 billion in add-ons. 

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Declan Rice 

One of the most closely watched transfer deals was the move of Declan Rice to Arsenal from West Ham. The young attacking sensation secured a move to one of the biggest names in English club football at £100 million or ₹10.44 billion and £5 million or ₹475 million add-ons. 

Jude Bellingham 

The biggest transfer of the season involved the English midfield sensation Jude Bellingham. Real Madrid got the phenomenal footballer from Borussia Dortmund at a transfer fee of £88 million or ₹9.1 million and another £25 million or ₹2.6 billion add-ons. 

Harry Kane    

The greatest English footballer of his generation, Harry Kane finally made a move out of his boyhood club. Kane had been part of Tottenham since his early days and had rejected several big-ticket transfer offers in the past. However, this time he felt it was the right time to make a move. He moved to Bayern Munich at a fee of £86 million or ₹8.9 million and £14 million or ₹1.4 billion add-on. 


The Brazilian winger made a surprising departure from Europe at the relatively young age of 31. The PSG winger transferred to Al-Hilal, a club in the Saudi Pro League. His total transfer fee amounted to ₹8,100 million. According to estimates, Neymar is projected to earn an impressive sum of over ₹9,650 million during his time in Saudi Arabia.

Josko Gvardiol 

The promising Croatian defender, who captured the attention of football enthusiasts worldwide with his exceptional display at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has now embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining Manchester City. The highly sought-after talent from RB Leipzig sealed the deal with a hefty price tag of ₹7.6 billion. 

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Kai Havertz 

In a stunning move, Kai Havertz, the struggling player from Chelsea, made his way to Arsenal. After joining Chelsea in January and facing a lack of playing time due to his underwhelming performances, he sought greener pastures alongside his teammate Jorginho. To secure Havertz’s talents, Arsenal dished out a hefty sum of ₹5.9 billion.

Randal Kolo Muani 

Faced with a string of exits, PSG embarked on a shopping spree to replenish their midfield. Their quest led them to France’s World Cup sensation, Kolo Muani. In order to secure his services, PSG parted ways with a substantial sum of ₹5,767 million and an additional ₹1,090 million as an add-on fee to Eintracht Frankfurt for the acquisition of Kolo Muani.

Rasmus Hojlund 

Termed as Manchester United’s response to signing Erling Haaland, United were in desperate need of a star striker. Many fans would love to see Harry Kane don the United shirt, but they had to settle for Danish striker Hojlund. United paid a staggering £64 million and an additional £8 as an add-on for the 18-year-old sensation.