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Which country has the most valuable footballers?


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Which country has the most valuable footballers?

Aside from being perhaps the most identifiable facet of the continent’s culture, modern European football is a multi-billion dollar industry with the top clubs buying the game’s most sought-after players for exorbitant sums. This summer has been no different with teams breaking the bank for players they hope will lift them above the competition. To see which European country’s players have been fetching the highest fees this transfer window, we averaged the five most expensive transfers so far by nationality. After meeting in the final of last year’s European Championships, France and Portugal occupy the top spots thanks to some of the most lucrative sales of the summer, with Belgium close behind thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s €84.7 million move to Manchester United. See which other countries made the cut below!

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