Premier League returned last night with Liverpool beating Wolves 2-0 to go 4 points clear on the top of the table. As we keep waiting for remaining fixtures today and tomorrow, we suggest you to take a look at latest numbers when it comes to defender price tags. We take a look at top 5 Premier League all-time most expensive defenders.
5. John Stones- €55.6 Million
— John Stones (@Johnnstones) August 9, 2016
Manchester City paid €55.6 Million to Everton to sign defender John Stones. The England defender has settled well at Etihad Stadium despite a poor start. The young centre-back has flourished under Pep Guardiola. He has formed a formidable partnership with Nicolas Otamendi.
4. Kyle Walker- €57 Million
Manchester City paid €57 Million to Tottenham Hotspurs to sign right-back Kyle Walker. The club had just released Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta and a replacement were needed as soon as possible. Dani Alves was the initial target but he snubbed the Premier League side when PSG offered better terms.
3. Benjamin Mendy- €57.5 Million
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) June 21, 2018
Monaco received €57.5 Million from Manchester City for the transfer of Benjamin Mendy. The left-back who can also play as a wing-back was a top target for several clubs but Pep Guardiola won the race. The Frenchman antics off the field has created problems for him but his performance against Burnley at Etihad on Saturday might convince the Coach to go slow on him.