Top 10 most valuable squads in Europe revealed as Man Utd close gap on City and Arsenal more expensive than Barca

MANCHESTER CITY boast the most valuable squad in European football – worth an eye-watering €1.08BILLION, around £924.5m.

All members of the Premier League's so-called 'Top Six' have made the top ten – including Arsenal, despite their dreadful start to the season.

According to CIES Football Observatory, Prem champs City's squad cost an astonishing £924.5m to assemble – including add-ons.

That valuation was pushed over the €1bn mark by the arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100m in August.

In comparison, Norwich's squad cost just €87m – meaning City have spent nearly €1BILLION more on players than a Premier League rival.

Second on Europe's transfer fee list is Manchester United, who also broke the €1bn barrier this summer by signing Jadon Sancho for £73m.

United's squad is worth €1.02bn – around £878.5m – spending more than Paris Saint-Germain, who splashed £197MILLION on one player when they signed Neymar from Barcelona in the summer of 2017.

The French side have been able to keep under the €1bn mark by signing several free transfers during the summer transfer window.

 

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PSG picked up Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum without spending a penny in transfer fees.

There's then quite a big gap between PSG and the team fourth on the list – Real Madrid – who've spent £675.9m on their current squad.

The Spanish side are known for their Galacticos but aren't spending the cash like they used to – in comparison to modern transfer fees.

Ex-Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is their record signing – paying £130m for his services – but that was a rare splurge from Real.

Zinedine Zidane is STILL their fourth biggest signing for around £70m – TWENTY YEARS after arriving in the Spanish capital.

Making up the top five on the list is Chelsea, who boast a squad worth £669.8m after the £97.5m signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

There's quite a significant gap between them and the sixth-place club – Liverpool – who have spent £577.1m on their talented squad.

The six-time Champions League winners are known for making wise investments, such as £75m record signing Virgil van Dijk.

The seventh biggest spenders in Europe are Juventus, who've dropped to £564.2m after offloading £99m signing Ronaldo to Man Utd in August.

Then come Arsenal – remarkably – who have spent £541m on a squad that haven't picked up a single Premier League point this term.

The Gunners' squad is worth more than cash-strapped Barcelona's – and by quite some distance – who've spent £496.4m on their current stars.

Last on the list is Tottenham, with the famously frugal North London club investing £475.2m to qualify for the Europa Conference League.

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