Manchester City constructs first-ever BILLION-EURO squad in history ahead of European powerhouses Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
Manchester City has converted one of Europe’s top powerhouses presently following their back-to-back winning of the English Premier League trophies in record form.
However, it’s not only on the field that they are breaking records. Off it, they’ve acquired the first football club to assembled a billion-euro squad in the history of football, according to CIES Football Observatory, a research group within the Switzerland-based International Centre for Sports Studies, analyzed the aggregate transfer value of squads from teams in the “Big 5” European leagues.
The Citizens spent €168 million in the summer window, which introduced a club-record €70 million transfer fee for Rodri from Atletico Madrid and €65 million on Joao Cancelo from Juventus, has taken them over the €1bn mark.
City had hugely benefitted since the Abu Dhabi group took over the club in 2008, they’ve spent the sum of (1.014bn/£906m) on their current players.
Second on the list is Paris Saint-Germain, who spent €104 million. Their significant additions in the transfer window were Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye, at a cost of €32 million and €30 million, individually.
Real Madrid is third on the list following a squad overhaul that covered the arrivals of Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo, with their spending equivalent to €308 million.
BELOW IS THE LIST OF 20 MOST EXPENSIVE SQUAD IN THE WORLD:
1) Manchester City – €1.014bn
2) Paris Saint-Germain – €913m
3) Real Madrid – €902m
4) Manchester United – €751m
5) Juventus – €719m
6) Barcelona – €697m
7) Liverpool – €639m
8) Chelsea – €561m
9) Atletico Madrid – €550m
10) Arsenal – €498m
11) Everton – €486m
12) Tottenham – €465m
13) AC Milan – €408m
14) Inter Milan – €364m
15) Bayern Munich – €352m
16) Monaco – €348m
17) Napoli – €325m
18) Borussia Dortmund – €321m
19) Leicester – €312m
20) Valencia – €266m
Reports also showed the gap between the richest club and the least club in the top five European Leagues:
Despite Manchester City‘s record-breaking squad, they only costs 32 times more than Norwich City‘s because there is more financial congruity in England.
The Los Blancos are 148 times more valuable than the contemporary crop Real Mallorca.
While in France, it is lightly moderate with PSG‘s squad costing 114 times more than that of Nimes.
However, the Bundesliga reigning champions Bayern Munich have a team which costs 85 times more than Paderborn‘s and Juventus squad in Serie A is 63 times more costly than that of Lecce.
Paris Saint-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappé is currently regarded as the most expensive player in the world by CIES Football Observatory, approximated €223.7 million ($252.7m).