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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.