Based on a report published by the CIES Football Observatory, Manchester City has assembled the first billion-euro squad.
Reports allege, City has profited immensely since the Abu Dhabi group takeover in 2008. Sources suggest it spent (1.014bn/£906m) in their current players; 913m euros with Paris St-Germain and 902m euros with Real Madrid in second and third.
Furthermore, it was reported the Premier League champions’ squad was worth 32 times more than the value of Norwich’s. According to news records, Manchester United has the second most expensive English Squad, worth 751m euros.
With reference to CIES, the football statistics, the research group of Switzerland studied senior players from each team belonging to Europe’s biggest leagues; such as La Liga, Serie A, Premier League, and Bundesliga.
The results concluded Paderborn which was promoted to the top German flight in the summer, was found to be the cheapest squad, and estimated at 4m euros, (£3.57m).
Following have been rated as the other top 10, their squad value is measured in euros:
- Manchester City – 1.014 billion
- Paris St-Germain – 913m
- Real Madrid – 902m
- Manchester United – 751m
- Juventus – 719m
- Barcelona – 697m
- Liverpool – 639m
- Chelsea – 561m
- Atletico Madrid – 550m
- Arsenal – 498m