Manchester City's €878m squad the most expensive in history

source : fourfourtwo.com - 12 February 2018




Manchester City boast the most expensive squad in football history after spending €878million in the transfer market, according to new figures.

A table published by the CIES Football Observatory shows Pep Guardiola`s Premier League leaders have spent more than any other team in Europe`s big five leagues, having made Aymeric Laporte their latest signing for a reported club-record fee of €65m in January.

City`s investment eclipses that of Paris Saint-Germain, whose squad cost €805m, more than a quarter of which was spent on the world-record €222m deal to sign Neymar from Barcelona.

Manchester United are third in the list of the top 98 on €747m, ahead of Barcelona (€725m), Chelsea (€592m) and Real Madrid (€497m).

There are six other clubs from the Premier League in the top 20, including Liverpool (€461m), Arsenal (€403m), Everton (€365m), Tottenham (€358m), Southampton (€229m) and Crystal Palace (€225m).

Indeed, spending in England`s top flight averages out at a record €291m, well ahead of LaLiga (€131m), Serie A (€124m), the Bundesliga (€113m) and Ligue 1 (€97m).

In total, 42 clubs out of the 98 have broken the €100m barrier in recruitment cost, while Troyes prop up the table with just €2m spent.

The CIES Football Observatory is a research group within the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), an independent study centre located in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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