PREMIER LEAGUE champions Manchester City boast the most expensive squad in European football, according to reports.
Pep Guardiola’s fabulous side is believed to be worth £1.1BILLION – more than twice as much as Arsenal’s squad.
The most expensive squads in European football
According to the CIES Football Observatory, City’s squad is worth £1.1bn, making it Europe’s most expensive.
Guardiola added Jack Grealish – Britain’s first £100million footballer – to his title-winning squad in August 2021.
It’s believed rivals Manchester United’s squad is worth exactly £1bn, making them the only club to reach ten figures.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed £73m man Jadon Sancho in July and brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club a month later to help reach the £1bn mark.
Perhaps most surprising is the value of Paris Saint-Germain’s squad, reportedly worth just £691m – leaving them eighth in the table.
The French giants boast a front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, although the latter is out of contract in June.
European champions Chelsea are third on the list, with their squad worth £809m after the £97.5m signing of Romelu Lukaku.
Another surprise is Barcelona’s lofty fourth-place position, with the cash-strapped Catalan side’s squad thought to worth £766m.
Although Barca are reportedly more than £1BILLION in debt, they do have several promising youngsters in their ranks.
These include Riqui Puig, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Gavi, Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo and Ansu Fati – the teenager who was given Messi’s No10 shirt.
Jack Grealish is British football’s first £100million playerCredit: Getty
Spanish side Real Madrid sit in seventh (£724m) and German outfit Borussia Dortmund surprisingly make the top ten in ninth (£588m).
LaLiga holders Atletico Madrid (£566m) sit just below the Germans, while Juventus are thought to have the most expensive squad in Italy (£529m).
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