Man City boasts of most expensive squad in football history [See top 50]


Manchester City have built the most expensive squad in football history, after spending €878million in the transfer market.

A study by the CIES Football Observatory, shows the Premier League leaders have spent more than any other team in Europe’s big five leagues.

City made Aymeric Laporte their latest signing for a reported club-record fee of €65m in January.

Their investment trumps that of Paris Saint-Germain, whose squad cost €805m, which more than a quarter of that figure 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).

1. Manchester City – £777m

2. PSG – £713m

3. Manchester United – £661m

4. Barcelona – £641m

5. Chelsea – £524m

6. Real Madrid – £439m

7. Liverpool – £408m

8. Juventus – £396m

9. Arsenal – £356m

10. Everton – £323m

11. Bayern Munich – £321m

12. Tottenham – £316m

13. AC Milan – £269m

14 Atletico Madrid – £263m

15. Monaco – £253m

16. Borussia Dortmund – £237m

17. Roma – £231m

18. Southampton – £202m

19. Crystal Palace – £199m

20. Inter Milan – £192m

21. Napoli – £180m

22. West Ham – £157m

23. Wolfsburg – £144m

24. Leicester – £143m

25. Sevilla – £141m

26. Bayer Leverkusen – £140m

27. Stoke – £132m

28. Valencia – £130m

29. Newcastle – £128m

30. Watford – £124m

31. Lazio + Swansea £117m

33. West Brom – £115m

34. Borussia Monchengladbach – £108m

35. Schalke – £107m

36. RB Leipzig – £104m

37. Sampdoria – £100m

38. Marseille – £99m

39. Villareal – £97m

40. Fiorentina – £94m

41. Burnley – £102m

42. Lyon – £88m

43. Bournemouth – £86m

44. Torino – £83m

45. Brighton – £79m

46. Hamburg – £78m

47. Lille – £71m

48. Huddersfield – £68m

49. Sassuolo – £66m

50. Hoffenheim – £61m


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