It is usually said that strikers win games, but defenders win championships.
If that were true, I'm sure we'd have a lot more transfers worth €30 million or more for defenders.
Real Madrid has just spent that same amount on Benfica's Portuguese left back, Fabio Coentrao. Many fans and media analysts are already criticizing the move as being way too expensive for a defender.
What is true, though, is that Coentrao's transfer sits comfortably with the Top 10 most expensive defenders of all time.
Want to find out who else is with him?
Let's take a look at the list.