PHILIPPE COUTINHO broke the hearts of Liverpool fans across the globe when it was announced he had finally clinched his dream move to Barcelona.
The "Little Magician" set the La Liga giants back an astonishing £145million – a record for a transfer involving a Premier League side.
With Coutinho's move now officially in the books, we take a look at the most expensive XI on the planet and see just how well they would fare.
Kylian Mbappe does not make the team as his £162m move to Paris Saint-Germain is not made permanent until the summer.
However, we've compiled the rest of the world's wallet-breakers below, in a ferociously attacking 3-4-3 formation – costing a staggering £1.02BILLION…
GIANLUIGI BUFFON had been the world's most expensive goalkeeper for close to two decades, after his £30m move from Parma to Juventus.
However, former Benfica stopper Ederson finally overtook him last summer when he joined Manchester City in a £35m deal.
With the likes of Thibaut Courtois and David De Gea reportedly on the move in the coming months, Ederson could well be overtaken soon.
But for now, he is the No1 amongst No1s for highest transfer fees…
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