Premier League table-toppers Manchester City boast the most expensive squad in football history in the wake of lavishing a total of €878m in the transfer market.
According to the new figure published by the CIES Football Observatory proves Pep Guardiola‘s Premier League leaders have spent more than any other team in Europe’s top five Leagues.
With Ederson, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy all arriving at the Etihad last summer, having made Aymeric Laporte their most recent signing for a reported club-record fee of €65m in January to join the officially expensive defence that cost more than 52 countries defence budget.
On top of that, John Stones, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan among others have also all been Guardiola signings and so significant money has been spent since he was appointed.
The Cityzen‘s investment obscures that of Paris Saint-Germain, whose squad cost €805m, more than a quarter was spent on the world-record €222m deal to secure the services of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona.
Manchester United are third on the list €747m, ahead of Barcelona (€725m), Chelsea (€592m) and Real Madrid (€497m).
There are six different clubs from the Premier League in the best 20, including Liverpool (€461m), Arsenal (€403m), Everton (€365m), Tottenham (€358m), Southampton (€229m) and Crystal Palace (€225m).
Spending in England’s top flight midpoints out at a record €291m, well ahead of LaLiga (€131m), Serie A (€124m), the Bundesliga (€113m) and Ligue 1 (€97m).
Altogether, 42 clubs out of the 98 have softened the €100m barrier in recruitment cost, while Troyes prop up the table with just €2m spent.
New @CIES_Football analysis on transfer spending to sign current squad members: @ManCity (€878 M) has costliest squad in history ahead of @PSG_inside (€805 M) & @ManUtd (€747 M), data for all big-5 league clubs at https://t.co/KA1Tpnadoq pic.twitter.com/A6bFfheypr
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) February 12, 2018
It’s all down to managers like Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to assemble every one of their pieces together, and it is difficult particularly in the former’s case given the style of football that he has his side playing.
All things considered, it without a doubt proffer some help when you can brag the most expensive squad in Europe as far as the amount it has cost to recruit the present players, thus it remains to be seen whether that straightforwardly corresponds into success both in the domestic league and in Europe lavishing Cityzens
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