According to the CIES Football Observatory, Manchester City has become the first club to crack a billon-euro spending budget on transfers for the team.
Below are the 5 clubs with the most expensive squads.
5. Juventus – Squad Cost: €719million (£644million)
The Bianconeri had a busy summer transfer window coupled with some heavy spending. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo with a total of €112m in 2018 made the majority of their total €719m outlay.
Also, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and Paulo Dybala all set Juventus back substantial amounts, making the Serie A champions one of the most expensive sides around.
4. Manchester United – Squad Cost: €751million (£672million)
Manchester United spent big this transfer season. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was very tactical about keeping and building his team.
With great spending on their defence, the English side made some pretty good deals which kept them at the top;rating at the 4th most expensive squads this transfer season.
3. Real Madrid – Squad Cost: €902million (£808million)
The Galacticos still maintain their title of being one of the world’s biggest spenders.
Closing the transfer deal for Chelsea star Eden Hazard at a whopping €10 Million was one of their high moments this transfer season as they look forward to having a more structured team under their current coach- Zinedine Zidane.
2. Paris Saint-Germain – Squad Cost: €913million (£817million)
Despite the several attempts by top clubs for the Brazilian star, Neymar remains one of club’s highest bid. Transferred from former club Barcelona in 2017, at €200m. The signing earned them the title of one of the biggest spenders in the history of world football.
1. Manchester City – Squad Cost: €1.014billion (£908million)
Leading the pack ahead of major competitor clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola is committed to delivering trophies for the financial backing he’s been given with a total spending of €1.014 billion on members of their current squad.
They’ve also in their name, spent about €263m on their current squad more than arch rivals, Manchester United on the Premier League side.