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Raphaël Varane, the greatest asset on Real Madrid’s starting list

Most valuable defense of LaLiga

The more than probable departure of Raphaël Varane this summer from Real Madrid would be a serious blow for LaLiga since the Frenchman is the most valuable defender in the championship with € 70 million, but the need to make money in the white team puts in the showcase your best asset. In fact, Varane is the second most sought-after professional in Madrid after Thibaut Courtois.

The French central defender is one of the players on the Madrid team’s starting list along with Isco, Marcelo, Lucas Vázquez, Sergio Ramos or coach Zidane himself, although his sale could facilitate the renewal of the captain.

Furthermore, in Varane’s case the determining factor is the length of his contract. The 28-year-old defender ends his relationship with Real Madrid in 2022 and it does not seem that he will renew. For this reason, Varane’s situation has been arousing the interest of several Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea, in addition to PSG, which has also joined the list of suitors.

If his transfer finally coincides with the 70 million euros of his market value, Raphaël Varane would be among the five most expensive defenders of all time, ahead of the Portuguese of Manchester City Rúben Dias, who arrived last summer in the Premier from Benfica in exchange for 68 million euros.

Manchester City’s nine: the most expensive defenders in history

25 João Cancelo | For € 40.4 M from Valencia CF to Juventus (2018)

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Data updated on April 26, 2021

24 Shkodran Mustafi | For € 41 M from Valencia CF to Arsenal (2016)

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23 Thiago Silva | For € 42 M from AC Milan to PSG (2012)

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22 Davinson Sánchez | For € 42 M from Ajax to Tottenhamn (2017)

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21 Leonardo Bonucci | For € 42 M from Juventus to AC Milan (2017)

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20 Dayot Upamecano | For € 42.5 M from Leipzig to Bayern (2021)

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19 Nicolás Otamendi | For € 44.5 M from Valencia to Man City (2015)

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18 Eliaquim Mangala | For € 45 M from Porto to Man City (2014)

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17 Nathan Aké | For € 45.3 M from Bournemouth to Man City (2020)

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16 Rio Ferdinand | For € 46 M from Leeds to Man United (2002)

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15 Ferland Mendy | For € 48 M from Lyon to Real Madrid (2019)

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14 David Luiz | For € 49.5 M from Chelsea to PSG (2014)

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13 Éder Militão | For € 50 M from Porto to Real Madrid (2019)

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12 Ben Chilwell | For € 50.2 M from Leicester to Chelsea (2020)

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11 Kyle Walker | For € 52.7 M from Tottenhamn to Man City (2017)

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10 Aaron Wan-Bissaka | For € 55 M from Crystal Palace to Man United (2019)

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9 John Stones | For € 55.6 M from Everton to Man City (2016)

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8 Benjamin Mendy | For € 57.5 M from Monaco to Man City (2017)

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7 Aymeric Laporte | For € 65 M from Athletic to Man City (2017)

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6 João Cancelo | For € 65 M from Juventus to Man City (2019)

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5 Rúben Days | For € 68 M from Benfica to Man City (2020)

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4 Lucas Hernández | For € 80 M from Atlético to Bayern (2019)

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3 Virgil van Dijk | For € 84.7 M from Southampton to Liverpool (2017)

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2 Matthijs de Ligt | For € 85.5 M from Ajax to Juventus (2019)

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1 Harry Maguire | For € 87 M from Leicester to Man United (2019)

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