REVEALED: Marc Cucurella – who value Brighton simply £15m solely a yr in the past – will turn into the seventh most costly defender in HISTORY when he seals his enormous £62MILLION transfer to Chelsea
- Marc Cucurella accomplished a Chelsea medical on Thursday forward of his change
- A £62m deal will see the Spaniard rank as one of the vital costly defenders
- Manchester United’s Harry Maguire stays the most expensive of all-time at £80m
- Virgil van Dijk is second, whereas Matthijs de Ligt options twice within the high 10
Marc Cucurella’s impending £62million transfer to Chelsea will make him the seventh most costly defender of all time.
Chelsea pays an preliminary charge of £55million for Cucurella, plus a possible £7million in bonuses.
Marc Cucurella is about to turn into the seventh most costly defender of all time at £62million
Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire stays the most expensive defender at £80million
Prime 10 most costly defenders of all time
Harry Maguire (Leicester to Manchester United) – £80m
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton to Liverpool) – £75m
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus to Bayern Munich) – £68m
Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich) – £68m
Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax to Juventus) – £67.5m
Ruben Dias (Benfica to Manchester Metropolis) – £65m
Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao to Manchester Metropolis) – £57m
Lisandro Martinez (Ajax to Manchester United) – £55m
Ben White (Brighton to Arsenal) – £50m
John Stones (Everton to Manchester Metropolis) – £47.5m
Solely six defenders in soccer historical past have ever value extra, whereas it signifies that Brighton will earn a big revenue after spending simply £15million on the Spaniard when he moved from Getafe solely a yr in the past.
Harry Maguire stays the costliest defender of all-time following his £80million transfer from Leicester to Manchester United in 2019.
The Foxes explicitly advised United that they needed to break the earlier switch file for a defender, which was Virgil van Dijk’s £75million change from Southampton to Liverpool in 2018. The Dutchman is second on the checklist.
Matthijs de Ligt options twice within the high 10, together with for his £68million change from Juventus to Bayern Munich this summer season.
That switch charge is barely increased than the £67.5million that Juventus paid Ajax for the Dutchman three years in the past.
Bayern make a second look on the checklist as a shopping for membership due to Lucas Hernandez, who additionally moved to Bavaria for £68million from Atletico Madrid in 2019.
The remainder of the transfers within the high 10 have all been made by Premier League golf equipment, with Manchester Metropolis chargeable for three of them.
The Residents splashed out £65million on Ruben Dias, £57million on Aymeric Laporte and £47.5million on John Stones. That’s one costly backline.
Finishing the checklist is Manchester United’s new arrival Lisandro Martinez, who has simply made a £55million change from Ajax, plus Ben White, who Arsenal signed for £50million from Brighton final summer season.
Virgil van Dijk’s £75million change from Southampton to Liverpool in 2018 places him second
Matthijs de Ligt options twice within the high 10, together with for his current transfer to Bayern Munich