A mind-boggling 100 million euros has been spent on Croatian footballers in the latest transfer window which closed on Monday…
Croatian players were in demand this transfer window, with more than 100 million euros spent by European clubs on obtaining their services.
It all started with Italian giants spending 20 million euros on Mario Mandžukić, and ended with another Italian giant, Inter Milan, spending over 20 million on Wolfsburg winger Ivan Perišić.
The biggest signing of the window was that of Mateo Kovačić with Real Madrid paying 35 million for the midfielder. Other players to make the move over the summer included international striker Nikola Kalinić (7 million euros to Fiorentina), promising forward Ivan Santini to Standard Liege, Nikica Jelavić (5 million euros to West Ham), Marin Leovac (to PAOK for 2 million euros), Ivan Tomečak (to Dnipro for 1 million euros) and Jozo Šimunović from Dinamo Zagreb to Celtic for around 7 million euros.
Domestically a Croatian transfer record was set this window when Dinamo Zagreb paid 4 million euros for Marko Rog from Split.