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

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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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