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Revealed: Where Josko Gvardiol’s move to Manchester City ranks in most expensive defender deals

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Joško Gvardiol...

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.

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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