One of the positions that a club is always keen on when looking for a new signing is the defense. This is because having a strong defense is what helps the club to win tittles.
Harry Maguire is the most expensive defender in football history. The English centre back joined Manchester United from Leicester City in 2019 summer transfer window for €92.7 Million.
The second most expensive defender in football history is Matthyjs De Ligt. The Dutch centre back joined Juventus from Ajax in 2019 for €91 Million. He moved to Bayern Munich in the 2022 summer transfer window for €71.4 Million.
Virgil Van Dijk is the third most expensive defender in football history. He joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2018 for €90.2 Million. He has developed to being one of the best centre backs in Europe.
The fourth most expensive signing defender in football history is Lucas Hernandez. The French defender who can play as a left back or centre back joined Bayern Munich from Atletico Madrid in 2019 for €85.2 Million.
Here are the top 10 most expensive defenders in football history.
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