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
Sarsfield to Al Saad, Qatar) $22 million Jose Sosa
(Estudiantes to Bayern Munich, Germany) $13.6 million Oscar
(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.