Belgians in the Premier League
Published 22/07/2015 | 21:07
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)