Van Dijk leads 10 most expensive defenders

Liverpool have agreed a £75m fee with Southampton to sign Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window.

The enormous transfer fee dwarfs the previous highest for a defender, the £54m spent by Manchester City for Kyle Walker in the summer.

Van Dijk is now the seventh most expensive transfer of all-time, level with Romelu Lukaku when he moved from Everton to Manchester United in the summer.

The above gallery looks at the most expensive defenders in football.

Is the Dutchman worth the world-record fee for a defender?

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