Liverpool on Wednesday completed the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for a world-record shattering £75m.

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The latest Reds’ acquisition is £21m more than the world’s next most expensive defender.

Premier League rivals, Manchester City, hold the record for signing the most expensive defender when they signed Kyle Walker for £54 million in July, 2017, from Tottenham.

So, here are the five most expensive defenders in the Premier League:


5. Shkodran Mustafi

From: Valencia

To: Arsenal

Date: August 2016

Signing Fee: £35m


4. John Stones

From: Everton

To: Manchester City

Date: August 2016

Fee: £47.5m


3. Benjamin Mendy

From: Monaco

To: Man City

Date: July 2017

Signing Fee: £52m


2. Kyle Walker

From: Tottenham

To: Man City

Date: July 2017

Signing Fee: £54m


  1. Virgil van Dijk

From: Southampton

To: Liverpool

Date: December 2017

Signing Fee: £75m