November 7 – Manchester City and Spurs have the most valuable squads in Europe, according to research by the CIES Football Observatory. Barca come third in the ranking with Chelsea in fourth spot. All of their squads are valued at over €1 billion.
After these four Manchester United rank fifth, followed by Real Madrid. Bayern Munich are the top ranked German team at 13th with a squad transfer value of €634 million. Just over half that of Man City.
Six Premier League teams rank in the top 10 and 18 in the top 20, showing the power of the Premier League to acquire the top talent.
The ranking lists the highest transfer value player in each squad with PSG (rtanked 8th) having the highest value transfer payer in Neymar at €218 million. Tottenham’s Harry Kane at €186 million is the second most valuable player by transfer value in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s highest transfer value player at €96 million, while Luis Suarez in Barcelona’s most valuable at €134 million.
Kevin de Bruyne at €144.5 million is Man City’s highest transfer value player, though CIES says there are three other City squad members worth more than €100 million: Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
The transfer values are estimated on the basis of an algorithm exclusively developed by the CIES Football Observatory research team. See the full list at http://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2017/202/en/
Source: CIES Football Observatory
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