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World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

- Four Real Madrid stars feature in the most expensive XI ever

- Zinedane Zidane is the only retired player on the starting XI

- Man United contributes two players as Real Madrid have four

With another transfer window now open, we expect many clubs to break their transfer records to sign new players ahead of next season.

With so much money being thrown around, its important to look at the players who were the most expensive in their positions.

This team lines up in a 4-2-3-1 hence just one striker makes the cut. Expensive buys like Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez are beaten for the top striker spot.

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Neymar is beaten to the left wing spot while the likes of Kaka cannot make the midfield of this team.

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon — Parma to Juventus: £33million, 2001

More than fifteen years after, Buffon is still going strong. He is not going anywhere this season.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Gigi Buffon is a Juventus legend

Defence

Dani Alves — Sevilla to Barcelona: £30m, 2008

He has since left the Catalans for Juventus but he on the move once again to Manchester City. Certainly one of the best right-backs ever.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Dani Alves is close to a switch to Manchester City

John Stones — Everton to Manchester City: £47.5m, 2016

Stones was made one of the most expensive defenders ever when moving to City last summer. Failed to live up to expectation in his first season however he has age to improve.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Stones was specifically bought by Pep Guardola

David Luiz — Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain: £50m, 2014

He is back at Chelsea but Luiz became the most expensive defender when he joined PSG three years ago. Became a fan favorite at the club.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

David Luiz

Luke Shaw — Southampton to Manchester United: £34m, 2014

The former Southampton man joined United three years ago but he is yet to establish himself.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Shaw joined under Van Gaal but isn't a favorite of Jose Mourinho

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Midfield

Paul Pogba — Juventus to Manchester United: £89m, 2016

Currently the most expensive footballer ever. Helped United to Europa League League Cup and Community Shield glory in his first season.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Paul Pogba

Zinedine Zidane — Juventus to Real Madrid: £47m, 2001

Was for eight years the most expensive footballer ever. Made a huge impression at Real Madrid as a player.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Zidane is one of the greatest footballers ever

James Rodriguez — Monaco to Real Madrid: £63m, 2014

Joined after the 2014 World Cup but could move to Manchester United this summer.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

James could leave Madrid this summer

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Attack

Cristiano Ronaldo — Manchester United to Real Madrid: £80m, 2009

What else has to said about one of the greatest footballers ever? He has definately been a good by for Real Madrid.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has repaid Madrid's investment

Gareth Bale — Tottenham to Real Madrid: £86m, 2013

Might not have elevated himself to Ronaldo's level but whenever he is fit he has impressed. Still has time to win over more fans.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Bale has won three Champions League titles at Real Madrid

Gonzalo Higuain — Napoli to Juventus: £75.3m, 2016

Higuain has spent one season at Juve but he has done enough to suggest he was a good piece of business. Won the Serie A and Coppa Italia but could not prevent defeat in the Champions League final.

World most expensive XI ever features Buffon, Bale, Ronaldo

Higuain

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