Top ten biggest transfer deals of the summer, including Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and Frenkie de Jong to

The summer hasn’t even technically started yet but already the transfers are flying.

They’re not just small-money deals and pre-contract agreements, like with Aaron Ramsey’s move to Juventus.

Eden Hazard finally secured his ‘dream’ switch to Real Madrid

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Eden Hazard finally secured his ‘dream’ switch to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid may well have kick-started the market, coming in at a cool £88million, initially.

It’s just a shame for Chelsea they cannot spend the money until their transfer ban is either cancelled or over next summer.

The Hazard move has, though, set the bar and will give clubs the perfect barometer for other transfer fees.

It’s currently the biggest deal so far, but who else makes the top ten? Find out below.

10. Kerem Demirbay (Hoffenheim to Bayer Leverkusen) – £24million

Long-linked with a Premier League switch, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both reportedly interested, Demirbay has swapped Bundesliga clubs this window.

A German international, Demirbay is an excellent creative midfielder and is needed to replace the outgoing Julian Brandt at Leverkusen.

Kerem Demirbay in action for Hoffenheim

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Kerem Demirbay in action for Hoffenheim

9. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach to Borussia Dortmund) – £30million

It’s not just Eden going for big money in the Hazard household.

Little brother Thorgan is doing just fine on his own and netted ten goals and created ten for team-mates in 2018/19.

Now he’ll become part of an already talented Dortmund frontline which includes England wonderkid Jadon Sancho.

Thorgan Hazard is coming out of big brother Eden’s shadow

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Thorgan Hazard is coming out of big brother Eden’s shadow

8. Raul Jimenez (Benfica to Wolverhampton Wanderers) – £30million

Signed on loan last summer, Wolves didn’t need too much persuading to make the deal permanent.

The Mexican is a fan favourite at Molineux with supporters wearing luchador masks in tribute – 13 Premier League goals and seven assists was a fine haul for a player in his maiden season in England.

If he can get a similar total in 2019/20 the deal will be a bargain.

Jimenez has been excellent for Wolves

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Jimenez has been excellent for Wolves

7. Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart to Bayern Munich) £31.4million

It’s been a year since the French defender got fans drooling at the World Cup with his stunning strike against Argentina.

He wasn’t able to save his former club from relegation but his big fee will help them rebuild in the German second tier.

Pavard’s tactical versatility make him a fine acquisition for Bayern.

Pavard was relegated this season but that hasn’t stopped Bayern swooping

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Pavard was relegated this season but that hasn’t stopped Bayern swooping

6. Rodrygo (Santos to Real Madrid) – £40million

The Spanish giants are intent on snapping up the best young South American talents and having already landed Vinicius Junior they will now get another left winger with huge potential.

He’s already made more than 80 appearance across all competition at just 17 years old and has netted nine times in 41 Serie A apperances.

Whether Rodrygo goes out on loan once he joins Real Madrid is yet to be decided

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Whether Rodrygo goes out on loan once he joins Real Madrid is yet to be decided

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5. Eder Militao (FC Porto to Real Madrid) – £45million

This was announced back in March but is still technically a summer transfer, with the deal not ratified until June.

The Brazilian defender’s rise to the top has been extraordinary given he only joined Porto last summer – for just £5million.

He initially played at right-back in Portugal but then excelled in the centre of defence, where he is likely to operate for Zinedine Zidane.

Militao is also a Brazilian international

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Militao is also a Brazilian international

4. Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid) – £58million

One of the finest young poachers in world football, the Serbian was an inspired loan signing from Benfica by the Germans two summers ago.

After 34 goals in 70 games they jumped at the chance to activate a £7million clause in his contract back in April.

Just two months later they have sold him for almost ten times the amount – although around £10million is set to go to Benfica as part of their arrangement.

Jovic hit a goal in each leg of Frankfurt’s Europa League semi-final against Chelsea

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Jovic hit a goal in each leg of Frankfurt’s Europa League semi-final against Chelsea

3. Frenkie de Jong (Ajax to Barcelona) – £65milllion

What else can be said about the talented young Dutch midfielder?

De Jong showed Real Madrid, Juventus, and Tottenham his class in the Champions League, while England were also finding it tough against him in the UEFA Nations League.

He’s set to become a key player in Ernesto Valverde’s team almost immediately.

De Jong is now showcasing his talents on the international stage too

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De Jong is now showcasing his talents on the international stage too

2. Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich) – £80million

One of several departures from Diego Simeone’s side this summer, Hernandez was being tracked by the Bavarian behemoths for some time.

In the end the German side bit the bullet and paid the French World Cup winner’s release clause.

Hernandez is swapping Spain for Germany this summer in a huge deal

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Hernandez is swapping Spain for Germany this summer in a huge deal

1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea to Real Madrid) – £88million

No surprises here. The Belgian was always looking likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and this has now come to pass.

He’ll be heading to the Spanish capital and attempt to fill the boots of Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club last year.

Hazard scored two goals for Chelsea in his final game for the club – the Europa League final victory over Arsenal

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Hazard scored two goals for Chelsea in his final game for the club – the Europa League final victory over Arsenal