8. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) – £67.5M
Arguably the greatest transfer saga of this summer. Matthijs de Ligt lit up the Dutch Eredivisie and the Champions League with his praiseworthy performances. With the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain all vying for his signature this summer, Italian giants Juventus finally won the race to land him.
De Ligt possesses a maturity beyond his age and looks like a fully-developed professional at just 19 years of age. The Bianconeri have excellently safeguarded their future in the defensive department, knowing that Bonucci and Chiellini are no more the young dynamic defenders they used to be.
Given his age and the quality that he possesses, the Dutchman is a priceless asset at just £67m. He has endured a slow and rocky start to his career at the Allianz Stadium, but there’s no doubt he will come out with flying colours once the season starts.