Haaland is only 7th most expensive move between Bundesliga and Premier League

Erling Haaland might be the biggest signing of the summer already ahead of the transfer window – yet he is nowhere near the most expensive player to come from the Bundesliga.

The German league has been home to a number of huge talents over the years that the Premier League has picked from. Haaland is just the latest in a long string of major transfers, though it is possible that this is the most exciting of the lot.

And Manchester City appear to have won the race for the 21-year-old, whose 85 goals in 88 Borussia Dortmund games had the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain desperate for his signature. But the Norway international will cost just £51.1million – a real bargain considering the striker's prowess in front of goal – and there have been plenty of more expensive players from the German league.

Jadon Sancho – £73m

Haaland's old Dortmund buddy Sancho is the most expensive player to come from the Bundesliga after a longstanding transfer saga with Manchester United that saw the winger make the move last summer. It has been a tough campaign for the England international so far, while the Red Devils have had a disastrous season.

Kai Havertz – £71m

Another huge arrival, Havertz was touted as Germany's biggest talent while at Bayer Leverkusen where his unique blend of goalscoring and creativity saw Chelsea fork out £71m in 2020. While he is yet to hit his full potential, he has already helped the Blues win the Champions League with his goal against City in the final last year.

Christian Pulisic – £58m

Havertz is not the only expensive export from the Bundesliga that Chelsea have paid for, with another former Dortmund star on the list in the shape of Pulisic. Injuries have been cruel to the young American, who has yet to hit full steam at Stamford Bridge while there is speculation that he could leave this summer despite his mammoth fee.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £56m

Arsenal broke their club-record purchase when they brought in Aubameyang from Dortmund in January 2018 at a time when the Gunners were in desperate need of a striker. And it might be hard to argue against his impact after 92 goals in 163 appearances, and the 2020 FA Cup that he helped win, despite leaving for Barcelona earlier this year after falling out with Mikel Arteta.

Kevin de Bruyne – £55m

City's only success story from the Bundesliga and what a success De Bruyne has been – being regarded as one of, if not, their best players of all time. The Belgium international is in the running to win the PFA Player of the Year after another sensational campaign.

Naby Keita – £52.75m

Since signing for Liverpool in 2018, the Guinea international has been desperately trying to make a success out of his big move but injuries have held Keita back. In glimpses, the former RB Leipzig star has showed that he can be an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's side but it has not quite clicked for the 27-year-old yet, although this has been his best year at Anfield by far.

Erling Haaland – £51.1m

All the way down in seventh on the most expensive Bundesliga transfers to the Premier League is Haaland after City agreed to fork out his release clause. While it had been widely reported that it was as high as £63m, it has since transpired that it is a significant wedge cheaper and Pep Guardiola will be over the moon to land one of the most promising players in the world at £51.1m.

Timo Werner – £47.5m

Another Chelsea purchase that has yet to hit the ground running, Werner snubbed a potential move to Liverpool to sign for the Blues instead in 2020 but the Germany international has scored just 10 Premier League goals. The ex-RB Leipzig star has struggled for game-time under Thomas Tuchel while Dortmund have been eyeing the forward as a potential replacement for Haaland.

Leroy Sane – £46.5m

One of the first signings made by Guardiola that kickstarted his dynasty at the Etihad, Sane signed from Schalke after City beat Bayern Munich to his signature for a fee that rose to £46.5m. The Bundesliga giants would have the last laugh when they finally managed to land the Germany international for less four years later.

Sebastien Haller – £45m

When West Ham forked out this amount of money for Haller, there were certainty eyebrows being raised but their desperation for a striker outweighed their sense as the Frenchman flopped big time in the Premier League. The forward has since revived his career at Erik ten Hag's Ajax, where the 27-year-old has scored 11 Champions League goals in just eight games this season.

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