Marshall could be among most expensive keepers – Who are the others?

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As David Marshall is reported to be in Arsenal’s transfer plans, who are the other most expensive goalkeepers in the world?

David Marshall will become one of the most expensive goalkeepers ever to be involved in a transfer move, should Arsenal follow up their supposed £15m bid for the Scot.

Marshall was sublime in Cardiff City’s miserable Premier League campaign last season, and was the divisions most worked keeper having made 153 saves.

His form has seen him linked with some top Premier League clubs, with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal supposedly chasing the 29-year-old.

With a reported price-tag of £15 willing to be paid by Arsenal, it would mean that Marshall would become the fifth most expensive goalkeeper in football history. But who are the others? We take a look at the other priciest shot-stoppers.

Gianluigi Buffon (£33m) – The Italian veteran moved to Juventus from Parma back in 2001 for a staggering £33m. After 13 years with the club, Buffon has cost the club around £2.5m a season, which is reasonable considering the superb service he has given.

Manuel Neuer (£19m) - Germany’s number one moved from Schalke to Bayern Munich back in 2011 for £14m less than Buffon’s price. Neuer is widely considered the best goalkeeper in the world, and has already won all major honours in his time with Bayern.

David De Gea (£18m) - The Spaniard moved to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid back in 2011, and looked a long way off in quality compared to his transfer fee. But De Gea has turned his fortunes around with United, becoming their player of the season for 2013/14 and earned selection for Spain’s 2014 World Cup squad.

Angelo Peruzzi (£15.7m) – The retired Italian moved from Inter Milan to Lazio in 2000 for a hefty fee. Peruzzi also played for Juventus, Roma and his national side, making him one of the most decorated goalkeepers in world football.

David Marshall (£15m???) The Cardiff goalkeeper would become the fifth most expensive goalkeeper in the world were Arsenal to pay this reported fee. Not only would he make history as Britain’s most expensive shot-stopper, but he is only thought to be sought as competition for Arsenal’s number one Wojciech Szczesny.

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