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Belgians in the Premier League

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)


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