Top 10 most-expensive transfer of defenders in history

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Usually the attackers are valued a lot more than defenders but the defenders are equally important to a team compared to the attackers in order to an optimal balance.

So now-a-days, clubs have started to value their defenders most as we see all the top 10 most expensive transfer for defenders happening in the last 5 years. Manchester City have 5 defenders in the top 10 list with Manchester United having 2 and Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Juventus having 1 each.

So, lets take a look at the top 10 most-expensive transfer of defenders in history:

10. Aaron Wan-Bissaka | $64.8m

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Joined From: Crystal Palace
Joined To: Manchester United
Year: 2019
Country: England

9. John Stones | $65.6m

Joined From: Everton
Joined To: Manchester City
Year: 2016
Country: England

8. Benjamin Mendy | $67.8m

Joined From: Monaco
Joined To: Manchester City
Year: 2017
Country: France

7. Aymeric Laporte | $76.6m

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Joined From: Athletic Bilbao
Joined To: Manchester City
Year: 2018
Country: Spain

Barcelona wants to swap Nelson Semedo for Man City's Joao Cancelo
Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

6. Joao Cancelo | $76.6m

Joined From: Juventus
Joined To: Manchester City
Year: 2019
Country: Portugal

5. Ruben Dias | $80.2m

Joined From: Benfica
Joined To: Manchester City
Year: 2020
Country: Portugal

MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 18: Lucas Hernandez of FC Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Crvena Zvezda at Allianz Arena on September 18, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

4. Lucas Hernandez | $94.3m

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Joined From: Atletico Madrid
Joined To: Bayern Munich
Year: 2019
Country: France

3. Virgil Van Dijk | $100m

Joined From: Southampton
Joined To: Liverpool
Year: 2018
Country: Netherlands

2. Matthijs De Ligt | $100.7m

Joined From: Ajax
Joined To: Juventus
Year: 2019
Country: Netherlands

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 08: Harry Maguire of Manchester United celebrates the 2-0 victory during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on March 8, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

1. Harry Maguire | $102.5m

Joined From: Leicester City
Joined To: Manchester United
Year: 2019
Country: England

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