Most Expensive Football Squad: Manchester City top list; Man United, PSG close gap after summer window

Most Expensive Football Squad: Manchester City top list; Man United, PSG close gap after summer window
Most Expensive Football Squad: Manchester City top list; Man United, PSG close gap after summer window

Most Expensive Football Squad: Manchester City top list; Man United, PSG close gap after the summer window – Pep Guardiola has the most expensive football squad at his disposal after a recent report revealed that Manchester City were the most expensively assembled team in the sport. The Premier League holders have invested considerably in the side since their takeover in 2008 and their value was further boosted by the £100m acquisition of Jack Grealish. However, Manchester City is closely followed by rivals Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), who signed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this summer.

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Most Expensive Football Squad: As per figures compiled by the football observatory, CIES, Premier League clubs have dominated the list for the most expensive squads, and champions Manchester City are at the top of the pile with a squad that cost them a whopping £926 million. Pep Guardiola’s side broke the British record fee to get Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and put out a playing XI worth £520million in their opening day defeat to Tottenham.

Manchester United are close behind and are only £49m shy, after their impressive outlay during the recently concluded transfer window. The Red Devils paid heavily to get Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for £73m, Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for £42m and, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus for £19.8m. The value of the squad goes up to £877m, with Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire being the other big purchases.

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Most Expensive Football Squad: PSG meanwhile are third, whose stars amount to a total value of £820m, with Achraf Hakimi’s £60million transfer adding to that total. The Ligue 1 giants had paid north of £350m to acquire both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. LaLiga giants Real Madrid are someway behind at fourth with their XI costing £675m, just ahead of European champions Chelsea. Liverpool (£576m), Arsenal (£542m), and Tottenham (£472m), complete the Premier League’s big six.

The financial power of the Premier League is emphasised by the fact that Spurs, Arsenal and Everton all have squads that now cost more than Bayern Munich (£361m), who have triumphed in the German Bundesliga for nine seasons in a row.

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