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Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 (©GettyImages).

Athletic Bilbao star Javi Martinez completed his move to Bayern Munich yesterday - for a Bundesliga record fee of £35m.

The transfer was one of the more complicated in football history - Martinez ended up paying the fee himself after his contract was terminated by his La Liga employers - but in terms of total transfer fee, it ranks some way down the record books.

Of course, La Liga boasts the highest fee, courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's £80m move to Real Madrid in 2009, but how do the prices paid vary across Europe's top leagues?

GMF looks back at the top five European league's record transfers...

Premier League - Fernando Torres | Liverpool to Chelsea 2011 - £50m


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La Liga - Cristiano Ronaldo | Manchester United to Real Madrid 2009 - £82.5m


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Serie A - Hernan Crespo | Parma to Lazio 2000 - £48.5m


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Ligue 1 - Thiago Silva | AC Milan to Paris St Germain 2012 - £37m


(©ParisStGermain)

Bundesliga - Javi Martinez | Athletic Bilbao to Bayern Munich 2012 - £35m


(©FCBayern)
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