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“Attack wins you games, defence wins you titles,” Sir Alex Ferguson.
Defenders, like attackers, play a key part in football. Nowadays, they not only help the team to keep clean sheets but also provide assists and sometimes score goals.
For example, Liverpool defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, have provided 11 and 6 assists, respectively, during this season.
So let’s take a look and see who are the top 10 most valuable defenders, according to Transfermarkt.com.
10. Harry Maguire
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Harry Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 for £80 million, which made him the most expensive defender in the world.
Since making his move, Maguire became the Red Devils captain as Ashley Young joined Inter Milan.
During this season, Maguire has made 30 appearances so far with having provided one assist.
9. Jose Gimenez
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Jose Gimenez plays for Atletico Madrid since 2013. The 25-year-old centre-back has made 15 appearances so far during this season and has provided one assist.