Thiago joins Liverpool: 25 disastrous Premier League transfers that cost more than the Spaniard

Liverpool fans, Thiago is officially a Red!

Thiago Alcantara is officially a Liverpool player.

After months of rumours and concern from Reds fans over whether the club would cough up the cash to sign the Spaniard, the 29-year-old has completed his move to the Premier League.

Liverpool have stated they will pay an initial fee of £20m – which could rise to £25m – for Thiago, with the mercurial midfielder penning a four-year deal at Anfield.

The fee in question is an absolute bargain, but Bayern didn’t have much of a choice as the former Barcelona man had just one year remaining on his contract.

Nevertheless, Liverpool have signed one of the world’s best at an absolute steal and to put that £25m into perspective, we’ve decided to revisit some disastrous expensive Premier League signings.

Thiago is unveiled as a Liverpool player

The 25 players below all cost more – way more in some cases – than Thiago and not a single one has been worth the money.

Chelsea crop up on eight occasions, while Liverpool themselves also feature twice. But don’t worry Reds fans, three Everton players make the list!

All transfer fees sourced from Transfermarkt.

Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea | £72m

Angel Di Maria to Man Utd | £67.50m

Alvaro Morata to Chelsea | £59.4m

Morata with Chelsea

Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham | £54m

Fernando Torres to Chelsea | £52.65m

Sebastien Haller to West Ham | £45m

Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton | £44.46m

Christian Benteke to Liverpool | £41.85m

Benteke and Jurgen Klopp

Eliaquim Mangala to Man City | £40.50m

Joelinton to Newcastle | £39.60m

Andriy Shevchenko to Chelsea | £39.49m

Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal | £36.90m

Andy Carroll to Liverpool | £36.90m

Carroll with Liverpool

Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea | £36m

Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea | £35.10m

Felipe Anderson to West Ham | £34.20m

Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea | £34.11m

Morgan Schneiderlin to Man Utd | £31.50m

Schneiderlin with Man Utd

Wilfried Bony to Man City | £29.07m

Anderson to Man Utd | £28.35m

Christian Benteke (AGAIN!!) to Crystal Palace | £28.08m

Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea | £27.90m

Alex Iwobi to Everton | £27.36m

Iwobi with Everton

Jean-Michel Seri to Fulham | £27m

Yannick Bolaise to Everton | £26.01m

We’ve probably missed a few, but it’s still an eyeopening collection of transfers that put into perspective just how good Liverpool’s signing of Thiago is.

A few skeptics will bring up the fact that the Spaniard is now 29 and has been prone to serious injury throughout his career.

But he has proven his fitness in recent months, playing a starring role for Bayern Munich in the final games of their Champions League campaign last month.

Thiago at Anfield

The versatile midfielder is playing the best football of his life and if he can stay fit for the majority of the 2020/21 season, Liverpool have signed a player worth £70m+ for a fraction of the price.

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