3. Matthijs de Ligt
Ajax to Juventus in 2019, €79m
Many consider Virgil van Dijk to be the best central defender in the world. Plenty others suspect this teenager might take on the mantle someday.
In February 2019, he became the youngest-ever captain in a Champions League knockout game, facing Real Madrid at the age of 19 years and 186 days. The Holland centre back made more than 100 appearances for Ajax, who will miss him.
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