Mamelodi Sundowns can boast of owning two of the PSL’s most valuable defender, while Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs each have one amongst the Top 10.
Sundowns defender Thapelo Morena currently holds the throne as the PSL’s top defender as far as market values go – costing suitors an estimated R22-million, according to Transfermarkt.
View the gallery above to see who Morena beat to the crown for the PSL’s most valuable defenders…
Morena has established himself as one of the main figures in The Brazilians’ setup, cementing his position as a versatile right-back under Pitso Mosimane.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic full-back has featured in at least two thirds of Downs’ matches in both the two previous seasons that the club have claimed the Absa Premiership title.
Bidvest Wits, known for their inseparable backline, boast the most representatives on the list with their three Bafana Bafana stars all making up the top five.
Pirates find their one and only representative on the list ahead of a Chiefs centre-back, while a player each from Cape Town City, Maritzburg United and Highlands Park complete the 10 most expensive defenders in the league.
Just shy of making in into the top 10 is The Citizen’s Taariq Fielies and another Sundowns man in Mosa Lebusa (both valued at R13-million).
Check out the top 10 list of most valuable defenders in the PSL in 2019/20 in the gallery above…