As they tend to do at the end of each transfer window, the CIES Football Observatory have drawn up a ranking of the most expensive squads assembled in Europe.
It is no surprise that the study (via MilanLive) has Manchester City as the club that has spent the most to compose their current squad with €1.08bn spent, while Manchester United are in second place with €961m spent. In third place is PSG whose squad cost €939m, and they are ahead of Real Madrid (€787m) and Chelsea (€780m).
Liverpool (€672m), Juventus (€657m), Arsenal (€630m), Barcelona (€578m) and Tottenham (€551m) also find themselves in the top four, and it is quite a way down before Milan come onto the list.
The Rossoneri occupy 24th place in the raning with their squad having cost €287m. In terms of other Italian clubs, Napoli are behind Juve occupying 14th place with €417m spent, while Roma are 16th (€362m) and Inter are 19th (€341m). Atalanta – for comparison – spent just €189m.