Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Belgians in the Premier League

Published 22/07/2015

Tottenham have spent money on Belgians Jan Vertonghen, left, Mousa Dembele, centre, and Nacer Chadli in recent years
Tottenham have spent money on Belgians Jan Vertonghen, left, Mousa Dembele, centre, and Nacer Chadli in recent years

Christian Benteke is the latest Belgian to be the subject of a big-money transfer in the Barclays Premier League after he finalised his £32.5million move from Aston Villa to Liverpool.

In recent years top-flight clubs have developed a liking for players from the country currently ranked third in the world.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the high-profile Belgians involved in joining Premier League teams and the reported fees they were said to have commanded.

CHRISTIAN BENTEKE - Genk to Aston Villa (£7million); Aston Villa to Liverpool (£32.5million)

EDEN HAZARD - Lille to Chelsea (£32million)

ROMELU LUKAKU - Anderlecht to Chelsea (£18million); Chelsea to Everton (£28million)

MAROUANE FELLAINI - Standard Liege to Everton (£15million); Everton to Manchester United (£27.5million)

MOUSA DEMBELE - AZ to Fulham (£5million); Fulham to Tottenham (£15million)

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD - Atletico Madrid to Tottenham (£11.5million)

THOMAS VERMAELEN - Ajax to Arsenal (£10million)

JAN VERTONGHEN - Ajax to Tottenham (£10million)

DIVOCK ORIGI - Lille to Liverpool (£10million)

SIMON MIGNOLET - Sint Truidense to Sunderland (£2million); Sunderland to Liverpool (£9million)

THIBAUT COURTOIS - Genk to Chelsea (£7.9million)

NACER CHADLI - Twente to Tottenham (£7million)

KEVIN DE BRUYNE - Genk to Chelsea (£7million)

VINCENT KOMPANY - Hamburg to Manchester City (£6million)

KEVIN MIRALLAS - Olympiacos to Everton (£6million)

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph