Pep Guardiola's squad is the most expensive group of players ever assembled at £777million [www.AmenRadio.net]
Pep Guardiola's squad is the most expensive group of players ever assembled at £777million

CIES Football observatory  has reveals Manchester City’s are the most expensive squad ever assembled, costing an eye-watering £777million in total.

Manchester City spent £57m on defender Aymeric Laporte in January to help them top the listt [www.AmenRadio.net}
Manchester City spent £57m on defender Aymeric Laporte in January to help them top the list

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has an embarrassment of riches in every sense, with the £57m January addition of Aymeric Laporte helping to eclipse PSG who are second on the list having spent £713m, according to CIES Football Observatory.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree on Kyle Walker (£45m), Ederson (£35m), Bernardo Silva (£43), Danilo (£27m) and Benjamin Mendy (£52m) shot the Sheikh Mansour-owned club to new heights.

And the incredible outlay has been backed up by a stellar campaign thus far with City fighting on all fronts and charging away in the title race.

PSG are second in terms of squad expenditure and signed Neymar for a record £196m [www.AmenRadio.net]
PSG are second in terms of squad expenditure and signed Neymar for a record £196m

Their fierce rivals Manchester United, who lured Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford on a bumper pay packet in January, boast the third most expensive squad in world football, costing £661m.

And United are among a number of English sides breaking new ground.

Even Everton (£323m) have outspent European giants Bayern Munich (£321m).

Sam Allardyce splurged £27m on Cenk Tosun and £20m on Theo Walcott last month with the Toffees looking to climb out of mid-table.

Gylfi Sigurdsson joined Everton in the summer for £45m as the Toffees spent big [AmenRadio.net]
Gylfi Sigurdsson joined Everton in the summer for £45m as the Toffees spent big

And Crystal Palace, who are hovering one point above the relegation zone come in 19th place in terms of squad expenditure, two positions above Serie A leaders Napoli.

The huge £5.14bn Premier League television deal which runs until 2019 has supplemented English clubs with incomparable wealth, meaning teams can easily outspend sides from the continent.

Spending records continue to tumble and a staggering 42 clubs out of 98 across Europe’s top five leagues possess a squad costing more than £88m.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich spent less on their star-studded squad with the likes of Robert Lewandowski than Everton have [www.AmenRadio.net]
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich spent less on their star-studded squad with the likes of Robert Lewandowski than Everton have

Whilst the cost of a squad is often an indicator of performance, the Premier League is skewed slightly in comparison with struggling Southampton spending more than Inter Milan with West Ham’s squad costing more than perennial Spanish contenders Sevilla and Valencia.

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Each transfer window surpasses the last as the revenue flooding into the game fills club’s coffers and drives up the price of players.

And with the latest Premier League football TV rights deal due to be decided early next week, the remarkable spending shows no signs of slowing down.

TOP 50 MOST EXPENSIVE SQUADS IN FOOTBALL ACCORDING TO CIES

1. Manchester City – £777m

2. PSG – £713m

3. Manchester United – £661m

4. Barcelona – £641m

5. Chelsea – £524m

6. Real Madrid – £439m

7. Liverpool – £408

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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