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Vincent Candela to Roma for £8.1m

Frenchman Vincent Candela became the world's most expensive defender when he broke a six year record and signed for Roma in a deal worth £8.1 million in 1996. Roma had broken the record they had previously set in 1990 when they signed Brazilian, Aldair. Candela stayed at the club for eight years before joining Bolton Wanderers. (Credit: Getty Images)

10 players who became the most expensive defenders in the world

Manchester United’s signing of Harry Maguire for £80m from Leicester City makes him the most expensive defender of all time.

The England international’s transfer has broken the record set last year when Virgil van Dijk moved to Liverpool from Southampton.

We look back at 10 times this particular record has been broken, there are some famous names in this list!