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10 Chelsea most expensive departures you need to know

Chelsea most expensive departures – As one of the top football clubs in the world, The Blues has huge transfer deals. Let’s take a look at who is the most expensive departure at The Blues!

Most expensive departure in Chelsea history

Here is the list of the top 10 record departures at The Blues!

Players PositionJoinTransfer fee
Eden HazardLeft WingerReal Madrid€115.00m
Diego CostaCentre-ForwardAtlético Madrid€60.00m
OscarAttacking MidfieldSH SIPG€60.00m
David LuizCentre-BackParis SG€49.50m
Juan MataAttacking MidfieldMan Utd€44.73m
Nemanja MatićDefensive MidfieldMan Utd€44.70m
Tammy AbrahamCentre-ForwardAS Roma€40.00m
Romelu LukakuCentre-ForwardEverton€35.36m
Thibaut CourtoisGoalkeeperReal Madrid€35.00m
Álvaro MorataCentre-ForwardAtlético Madrid€35.00m

Eden Hazard – €115.00m

Eden Hazard - Chelsea FC most expensive departures

Eden Hazard moved from Stamford Bridge to Real Madrid in the 2019-2020 season through a contract of over £110 million. The deal made the Belgian star one of Chelsea most expensive departures.

Contrary to the value of the record contract, what Eden Hazard brings to Real Madrid is completely disproportionate. In his first two seasons, the former striker made 43 appearances in all competitions but scored just five goals. The decline in form and persistent injury caused Eden Hazard to miss 65 games if including his third season at the Bernabeu.

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Diego Costa – €60.00m

Diego Costa

Chelsea accepted to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for £60 million. This is the record fee of the Madrid club. During his three years at Stamford Bridge, Costa was a mainstay in two Premier League titles and a League Cup. The player scored 59 goals in 120 games and has always played a central role under Mourinho and Conte.

However, since returning to Atletico in 2018, Costa has been constantly injured, including long-term cases such as foot surgery in the 2018-2019 season and back pain in the 2019-2020 season… Diego Costa finally left. go before the contract expires in 2020.

Oscar – €60.00m

Oscar - Chelsea record departures

Oscar is also one of the most expensive Chelsea departures. He completed a contract to move to Shanghai SIPG in January 2017, with a transfer fee of up to 76 million USD. Accordingly, the 25-year-old midfielder is the most expensive player to leave The Blues, surpassing the old record of David Luiz – the Brazilian defender who moved to PSG in 2014 for $ 63 million.

Oscar’s farewell to Stamford Bridge is not necessarily because of the attractiveness of money as many opinions. He feels terrible being on the bench and unable to contribute to the English club.

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David Luiz – €49.50m

David Luiz - most expensive departure in Chelsea history

In June 2014, the Brazilian midfielder moved to Paris Saint Germain for a record transfer fee of £50 million.
This is considered a great deal for Chelsea when in January 2011, the Blues only had to spend £ 21.3 million to recruit this player. With £50m earned from David Luiz, the club is ready to complete the signing of Diego Costa.

Juan Mata – €44.73m

Juan Mata

On January 25, he officially became a Manchester United player for £37.1 million, breaking the club’s transfer record.
In two peak seasons (2011/12 and 2012/13), Mata helped “The Blues” win the Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup.

In early 2014, Mata moved to play for Man United. During his eight years at Old Trafford, he made 285 appearances, scored 51 goals, and won four trophies (Europa League, FA Cup, Community Shield, and League Cup).

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Nemanja Matić – €44.70m

Nemanja Matić - Most Expensive Chelsea Departures

One of the next Chelsea most expensive departures is Matic. In July 2017, the Serbian midfielder joined the Red Devils on a three-year contract for a transfer fee of £44 million. After 5 years with Man Utd, Nemanja Matic said goodbye to the Red Devils on a free transfer.

Nemanja Matic is 33 years old this year, once a top defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He possesses top-notch defensive thinking and has excellent ball distribution and drag. However, for now, Matic has aged, slower. He could hardly meet the requirements at Man Utd, especially when coach Erik ten Hag took over.

Tammy Abraham – €40.00m

Tammy Abraham

England player Tammy Abraham has officially joined AS Roma with a five-year contract and a transfer fee of £ 40 million.

The striker is one of the two players with the most goals for the Blues in the 2020 season with 12 goals in all competitions. However, his opportunities to play for the Stamford Bridge team were limited after coach Thomas Tuchel was appointed in January 2021.

Surprisingly, at AS Roma, Tammy Abraham brightened up again, he continuously scored and became the main scorer of the Rome team.

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Romelu Lukaku – €35.36m

Romelu Lukaku

Striker Romelu Lukaku decided to leave Chelsea and join Everton for a club-record transfer fee of £35 million.
In the 2013/2014 season, Romelu Lukaku played for Everton on loan from the Blues. The Belgian player was only 20 years old at that time, but he left a significant mark with 15 goals for the Goodison Park team in the Premier League.

That impressive performance helped Lukaku be bought by the Merseyside team on July 30, 2014, for a record transfer fee at the time.

In 2017, Everton sold Lukaku to MU for £75 million, one of the best player deals in the history of the Merseyside blue shirt team.

Thibaut Courtois – €35.00m

Thibaut Courtois - Chelsea most expensive departures

Real Madrid has officially successfully recruited the Golden Glove of the 2018 World Cup – Thibaut Courtois for a fee of about €35.00m. Courtois wants to join Real from the beginning of the summer transfer window in 2018.

Courtois played 154 games for Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and a League Cup. When playing for Atletico, the 26-year-old star also won a La Liga, a King’s Cup, and a Europa League.

Álvaro Morata – €35.00m

Alvaro Morata

Chelsea sold striker Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid for €35.00m after ending his loan deal at the end of the 2019/20 season.

The Spanish striker does not want to return to Stamford Bridge because he feels unloved by the English team and cannot adapt to the football environment here. Therefore, Morata wants to end his bad time at Chelsea and move to Atletico Madrid under the guidance of coach Diego Simeone.


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