The 10 most expensive defenders in Premier League history.
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With the news that Eliaquim Mangala has signed for Premier League champions Manchester City for a huge reported fee of £42.9 million, the Premier League has a new entrant into its list of all-time most expensive defenders.
The former Porto man is in illustrious company on this list of English football’s ten most costly defensive buys, and will be hoping to emulate a number of them having arrived at Eastlands from FC Porto are a relatively unheralded player.
He joins these other nine defensive stalwarts in the list of the Premier League’s top ten most expensive defenders:
10) Jose Bosingwa (FC Porto to Chelsea)
The 10th most expensive Premier League defender was Jose Bosingwa, with Chelsea signing the Portuguese right back for a fee of £16.2m in 2008.