How Manchester City’s record-breaking deal for Joško Gvardiol compares to other defender moves
Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Joško Gvardiol in a record-breaking deal with RB Leipzig.
The defender underwent the first part of his medical with the Premier League champions on Wednesday, as per Fabrizio Romano.
A fee between the two clubs has been agreed and personal terms have been agreed for over a month.
Gvardiol becomes the world’s most expensive defender
LVZ report that Gvardiol’s move to Manchester City will exceed €100 million.
City will initially pay less than that but are eventually expected to clear that hurdle through easily-achievable add-ons.
The deal will make the Croatian the most expensive defender in world football.
It will surpass Harry Maguire’s move to Manchester United back in 2019.
World’s most expensive defenders
Joško Gvardiol - €100m+
Harry Maguire - €87m
Matthijs de Ligt - €85.5m (Ajax to Juventus)
Virgil van Dijk - €84.6m
Wesley Fofana - €82.5m
Lucas Hernandez - €80m
Ruben Dias - €71.6m
Matthijs de Ligt - €67m (Juventus to Bayern Munich)
Achraf Hakimi - €66.5m
Marc Cucurella - €65.3m
Aymeric Laporte - €65m
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