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Jadon Sancho transfer: Where would Manchester United target rank in the top 10 most expensive English players of all time?

Manchester United are working hard to secure a mega-money deal for Jadon Sancho.

The England ace is in high-demand following his superb displays for Borussia Dortmund in recent years.

Jadon Sancho is set to join Man United for a huge sum
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United have reportedly agreed personal terms with him and are now negotiating a transfer fee with Dortmund.

It is expected that Sancho’s price will see him become the most expensive Englishman in history in a deal worth over £100million.

So, who would the 20-year-old join in the top 10 most expensive English players ever? talkSPORT take a look.


10. Rio Ferdinand (Leeds to Manchester United in 2002) – £30million

Ferdinand became the world’s most expensive defender for a second time when signing for United.

Ferguson’s faith in the defender was repaid with six Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy during a hugely successful 12-year stay at Old Trafford.

Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic formed one of the best defensive partnerships in Premier League history.

Rio Ferdinand was a leader for Manchester United
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9. Luke Shaw (Southampton to Manchester United in 2014) – £33million

Two seasons playing regular first-team Premier League football with Southampton saw Chelsea and United compete for Shaw’s signature.

And he became the world’s most expensive teenager after completing his move to Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw performed well in a poor Manchester United side last season
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8. Danny Drinkwater (Leicester to Chelsea in 2017) – £34million

After helping Leicester to their remarkable title win, Drinkwater left the King Power in a big money deal.

But things have not gone well for him since, struggling with injuries, off-field issues and failed loan moves.

Danny Drinkwater joined Chelsea for a hefty sum
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7. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal to Liverpool in 2017) – £35million

The Ox called time on his Gunners career to pursue silverware elsewhere.

Jurgen Klopp spent big on the midfielder and he has performed well at Anfield since, winning the Champions League last term.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain swapped the red of Arsenal for the red of Liverpool
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6. Andy Carroll (Newcastle to Liverpool in 2011) – £37million

Desperate to replace Fernando Torres, who had joined Chelsea, Liverpool signed Carroll for a then-club-record fee on January transfer deadline day.

Injuries and form blighted his Anfield career as he failed to hit the ground running.

Andy Carroll was an expensive Liverpool flop
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5. Kyle Walker (Tottenham to Manchester City in 2017) – £47million

Manchester City have often broke the bank for an English talent.

Walker has already claimed two Premier League titles during his time at the Etihad vindicating his Spurs exit.

Kyle Walker has enjoyed a successful Manchester City career thus far
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4. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace to Manchester United in 2019) – £49million

Wan-Bissaka became one of the most expensive English player of all time after his moved to Manchester United was sealed.

The 21-year-old was hugely impressive for Palace in the 2018/19 season, cementing his name as one of the Eagles’ most important players.

He will now become a mainstay in the United defence for years to come.

Wan-Bissaka completed his long-awaited move to Man United last summer
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3. John Stones (Everton to Manchester City in 2016) – £50million

After rejecting a £40million bid from Chelsea the previous summer, Everton could not turn down another mega bid from a Premier League rival.

Pep Guardiola made Stones his eighth summer signing and, at the time, the second most expensive defender in the world, behind £50million man David Luiz.

John Stones has improved as a defender under Pep Guardiola
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2. Raheem Sterling (Liverpool to Manchester City in 2015) – £57million

In a controversial exit from Anfield, Sterling asked to leave the club twice before eventually joining Manchester City.

Now, he is an integral part of Guardiola’s star-studded team.

Raheem Sterling has transformed into one of the Premier League’s best players
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1. Harry Maguire (Leicester to Manchester United in 2019) – £78million

Maguire became one of the most expensive players in history when he left the King Power for Old Trafford in a dream move for him.

As well as become an England stalwart, the 27-year-old has also been handed the captaincy at United.

Harry Maguire joined Man United in a huge deal
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