Top 10: Most expensive defenders of all time

Premier League outfit Manchester City have a knack for signing expensive defenders, and have now equaled a record with Kyle Walker.

City announced the signing of the right back for £50m on a five-year deal on Friday.

The fee makes Walker the joint most expensive defender in the world alongside Chesea centre-back David Luiz.

Manchester City might end up spending more than £90m on defenders this season, as Pep Guardiola has shown interest for Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, who is priced at
£40m.

These are very good additions, especially after the release of full-backs Gael Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna this summer, but aren’t the sums a little bit ridiculous for defenders?

In the light of this, this is a top ten list of the most expensive defenders, with Man City responsible for four of them:

10. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich) – £30m

9. Eric Bailly (Villarreal to Man United) £30m

8. Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia to Man City) £31.5m

7. Eliaquim Mangala (Porto to Man City) – £32m

6. Thiago Silva (AC Milan to PSG) – £33m

5. David Luiz (PSG to Chelsea) – £34m

4. Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia to Arsenal) – £35m

3. John Stones (Everton to Man City) – £47.5m

1. David Luiz (Chelsea to PSG) – £50m

1. Kyle Walker (Tottenham to Man City) – £50m

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