Playing for FC Barcelona is always seen as a dream come true for most players in the various top European clubs - its does not matter if you play for Arsenal, Chelsea, or even Manchester United.
The thing is that, once Barcelona come calling most players sees it as a clarion call that they must obey.
Most of these players take their love of playing for Barcelona to a whole new level by actually paying part of the huge transfer fees placed on them.
Today at NAIJ.com we will be taking a look at 3 players that actually paid part of their transfer fees to join Barcelona.
1. Philippe Coutinho:
It should not be much of a surprise that we are starting our list with the talk of the football world Philippe Coutinho, as he is presently the second most expensive signing in football history with an outstanding £142 transfer fee, just second to Neymar who left for Paris Saint-Germain for £198m.
What most people do not actually know is that, the Brazilian paid an outstanding £12.5m to complete his dream move to Barcelona.
2. Cesc Fabregas:
The former Gunners captain gave up an outstanding £4m bonus owed to him by Arsenal in order to get his move in 2011 after a long sting of transfer negotiations between both clubs.
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The former Tottenham star midfielder deposited a chunk of his release clause last summer to actualise his dreams of playing for Barcelona.
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