Premier League sides Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have the most expensive squads in football.
A new report has found that the trio have a collective value costing a whopping £2.5billion.
Following the closure of the transfer window, the CIES Football Observatory has tallied up the numbers and listed clubs n Europe's 'big five' leagues in accordance with the transfer fees paid to assemble their squads.
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The English clubs are all at the top of the rankings. Pep Guardiola’s City is at the top of the rankings with a squad cost of £917m, which includes potential add-ons.
The Citizens are followed by United, with their side costing £863m in total. Thereafter Chelsea’s squad cost a cool £759m. After which, Paris Saint-Germain sit in fourth place with £730m. Then it’s Liverpool in fourth with £669m before Real Madrid and Barcelona come below that.
Indeed, Los Blancos are in sixth place with a spend of £621m, while their arch-rivals Barcelona are seventh with £539m. Premier League as north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham take eighth and ninth places with £460m and £447m, respectively., before Atletico Madrid, with their spend of £432m, finalise the top ten.
City’s Jack Grealish is the most expensive member of his side, costing £100m from Aston Villa last summer. Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias cost £68m and £61m respectively.
United captain Harry Maguire is the second costliest at £80m – while his club and international team-mate Jadon Sancho is just behind him at £76.5m.
Teams in Germany and Italy do not make the top 10 of the list.
1. Manchester City £917m
2. Manchester United £863m
3. Chelsea £759m
4. PSG £730m
5. Liverpool £669m
6. Real Madrid £621m
7. Barcelona £539m
8. Arsenal £460m
9. Tottenham £447m
10. Atletico Madrid £432m
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