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18-07-2019 | 22:13 Football

Statistics, showing that defenders are more valued in recent years than ever: Latest trends of transfer market

Juventus have officially signed Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax Amsterdam to set a new transfer record for defenders.  Bianconeri will pay 85.5 m for Netherlands national team starlet, which puts De Ligt on the top ahead of Virgil Van Dijk on the list of most expensive defenders in the history.  If we take a look at this list, we can see that in Top - 10 there are 9 defenders that have been bought for big money since 2016.  Here is the Top - 10 1.Matthijs De Ligt, Ajax - Juventus, 2019, 85.5 m 2.Virgil Van Dijk, Southampton - Liverpool, 2018, 84.65 m 3.Lucas Hernandez, Atletico Madrid - Bayern Munich, 2019, 80 m 4.Aymeric Laporte, Athletic Bilbao - Manchester City, 2018, 65 m 5.Benjamin Mendy, Monaco - Manchester City, 2017, 57.5 m 6.John Stones, Everton - Manchester City, 2016, 56.6 m 7.Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Crystal Palace - Manchester United, 2019 55 m 8.Kyle Walker, Tottenham - Manchester City, 2017, 52.7 m 9.Eder Militao, Porto - Real Madrid, 2019, 50 m 10.David Luiz, Chelsea - PSG, 2014, 49.5 m David Luiz is the only one on this list, whose transfer has been completed before 2016.  Source - Transfermarkt 

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