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Top 10 most expensive defenders of all time

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire during Premier League game

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Defenders are one of the most important parts of modern football. They not only help their sides to keep clean sheets but also provide assists as well as score goals.

Here is a list of the Top 10 most expensive defenders of all time.

Benjamin Mendy – $68M


Benjamin Mendy has moved from Monaco to Manchester City in 2017 and has been playing for City since that.

During the previous season, Mendy made overall 20 appearances in which he scored two goals and provided 2 assists. He had limited gaming time as he suffered from an injury.

Ben White – $69M


Ben White of Arsenal
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After long speculations, Ben White ended up joining Arsenal during the summer transfer window ahead of the 2021/22 season. White has been a Brighton player since 2016. During the 2019/20 season he was loaned to Leeds United.

Achraf Hakimi – $71M


Achraf Hakimi became one of the several signings for PSG during the 2021 summer transfer window. Hakimi joined Paris from Inter Milan as he signed a deal that expires in 2016.

Aymeric Laporte – $77M


Aymeric Laporte celebrating his match winner against Tottenham in Carabao Cup
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Aymeric Laporte joined Manchester City from Athletic Club in 2018. During the 2020/2021 season, Laporte made 27 appearances in which he scored 2 goals.

Joao Cancelo – $77M


Joao Cancelo joined Manchester City from Juventus in 2019. Cancelo made 43 appearances in the previous season in which he scored 3 goals and provided 5 assists.

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