6. Lucas Hernandez (Bayern Munich) – €80 million
Bayern Munich are well-known for not spending mounds of cash in the transfer market. However, the Bavarians ended that notion as they reinforced their defensive personnel with the €80 million signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid.
At the Spanish capital, the 23-year-old established himself as a top-notch defender. His performances were impressive enough for Bayern to maks him the costliest signing ever in their rich history.
Hernandez also grabbed attention with his majestic displays in the World Cup. The Frenchman is set to compete with David Alaba for a first-team spot this season.
5. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) – €85,5 million
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 €85,5 million. 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 colors once the season starts.