Man City completed the £31.7m signing of Nicolas Otamendi on Thursday, but the Argentinian doesn’t come close to the most expensive defenders ever.
The 27-year-old’s transfer fee has been the subject of much discussion, and it could be argued that City have overpaid significantly.
However, Otamendi still doesn’t earn the tag of the most expensive defender of all time:
5. Luke Shaw; Southampton – Man United, £31m.
The England left-back was a crucial part of Southampton’s success more recently, but that only served to earn him a big-money move to Old Trafford.
His first season with the Premier League giants was marred by injury problems, but he has started well this year and will look to prove that he was worth the investment.