Top 5 most expensive centre-backs in world football

Premier League big spenders Manchester City once again made headlines on Thurday after securing the services of Nicolas Otamendi in another big-money move.

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015, 14:31 PM IST
Top 5 most expensive centre-backs in world football

New Delhi: Premier League big spenders Manchester City once again made headlines on Thurday after securing the services of Nicolas Otamendi in another big-money move.

The Manchester club acquired the Argentine defender from Valencia for a whopping £33m on a five-year-deal.

Of late, the cash-rich club has made a habit of signing star players for record sums.

So where does City's latest deal rank in the list of the most expensive centre-backs in the history of world football?

1) David Luiz: Chelsea to PSG (£40m)

2) Thiago Silva: AC Milan to PSG (£35m)

3) Nicolas Otamendi: Valencia to Manchester City (£33m)

4) Eliaquim Mangala: FC Porto to Manchester City (£32m)

5) Rio Ferdinand: Leeds United to Manchester City (£29.1m)