The finest defenders who have moved clubs ahead of the 2014/15 season.
The transfer market is well and truly in full swing now and there have already been a number of eye-catching moves across Europe.
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Here CaughtOffside picks out the 10 best defensive deals that have happened so far ahead of the 2014/15 season.
10. Nicolas Otamendi – FC Porto to Valencia
Having been pursued by some top clubs across Europe the Argentine eventually got his wish to leave the Estadio do Dragao in February and agreed a move to Los Che, spending time on-loan with Atletico Mineiro in between.