During the summer, 52 players left Argentine First Division teams for teams in Europe, Asia and North America. Here are the top 10 transfers that netted almost $100 million in transfer fees ...
PLAYER (OLD CLUB ... NEW CLUB) TRANSFER FEE
*Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield to Al Saad, Qatar) $22 million
Jose Sosa (Estudiantes to Bayern Munich, Germany) $13.6 million
Oscar Cardozo (Newell's Old Boys to Benfica, Portugal) $11 million
Juan Pablo Carrizo (River Plate to Lazio, Italy) $10 million
Ezequiel Lavezzi (San Lorenzo to Napoli, Italy) $8.2 million
Oscar Ustari (Independiente to Getafe, Spain) $8 million
*Angel Di Maria(Rosario Central to Benfica) $7.4 million
Ernesto Farias (River Plate to Porto, Portugal) $7.1 million
Mariano Pavone (Estudiantes to Betis, Spain) $6.9 million
Daniel Diaz (Boca Juniors to Getafe, Spain) $5 million
*Members of Argentina's 2007 U-20 World Cup team.