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Raul Jimenez among ten most expensive players to leave the Primeira Liga - full list here

Raul Jimenez's 38 million euro move to Wolves is one of the ten most profitable in Portuguese football history.

The Mexican is now the second most expensive player to have ever been purchased from Benfica, only behind Axel Witsel who cost Zenit St Petersburg 40 million euros back in 2012.

In addition to that, the fee is the 9th largest paid for any player based in Portugal, and Raul is in good company on a list stacked with talent.

The most expensive player ever bought from a Portuguese club is Eder Militão, who was purchased from Porto by Real Madrid only last month.

The Brazilian international centreback cost the Spanish giants a total of 50 million euros. 

The second most expensive player ever bought from Portugal is James Rodriguez, another player purchased from Porto and costing Monaco 45 million euros back in 2013.

Indeed, Porto players make up four of the top eight most expensive players in Portuguese footballing history, with both Falcão and Hulk costing 40 million euros, the same price as Axel Witsel.

Both Sporting's João Mario and Benfica's Ederson cost the same price, moving to Inter Milan and Manchester City respectively for 40 million euros each.

Coming in in 8th is Sevilla and AC Milan striker Andre Silva, who brought in 38 million euros for Porto back in the summer of 2017.

As previously mentioned, Raul Jimenez is ninth in the list, while Colombian Jackson Martinez cost Atletico Madrid a similar amount in 2015.

Bayern Munich's Renato Sanches has so far cost Bayern a similar amount, though with several performance-related clauses in his deal, that price could still increase to about 80 million euros come the end of his career.

The most expensive ever Portuguese-based player outside the Big Three is Shoya Nakajima, the former Portimonense winger completing a 30 million euro move to Qatarian outfit Al-Duhail only two months ago.

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