Official: Gvardiol joins Man City, becomes the most expensive defender in history


Josko Gvardiol is officially Manchester City’s newest player.

The Croatian central defender has completed the transfer to the reigning European champion from RB Leipzig.

The 21-year-old became the most expensive defender in history, after the champions of England and Europe paid a whopping 90 million euros to get his card from German RB Leipzig.

Meanwhile, Gvardiol, who was one of the players wanted by coach Pep Guardiola, has signed a five-year contract with Manchester City and will be immediately available to the Catalan coach.

The talented Croatian defender was presented with a very interesting video, where “citizens” also used the similarity of the surnames Gvardiol and Guardiola, as it is precisely the Catalan coach who modifies his surname to reveal the new acquisition of the club.


The Croatian representative thus becomes the most expensive defender in the history of football, leaving behind the names of Harry Maguire and Matthijs de Ligt.

With the transfer to the Etihad stadium, Gvardiol expressed himself very happy

“Whoever followed Manchester City last season is convinced that this is the best team in the world, so I feel honored to be part of this team. “I always dreamed of playing in England,” Gvardiol said.