Transfer values: Man City tops squad value ranking, Man Utd second

April 23 – Manchester City top a ranking of clubs with the most valuable squads by transfer value, ahead of local rivals Manchester United and Chelsea and more than twice the value of PSG.

The CIES Football Observatory calculates the player values using its own algorithm for the Big 5 league teams, taking into account the players loaned to other Big 5 teams as part of their owning club squad value.

“With a total squad value of €1.30 billion. Pep Guardiola’s team outranks two other English clubs: Manchester United (€1.16 billion) and Chelsea FC (€1.11 billion). FC Barcelona ranks first for non-English teams with an estimated squad value of €991 million, while Juventus FC (€829 million), Bayern Munich (€777 million) and Paris St-Germain (€603 million) head the rankings for the three other big-5 leagues,” says the CIES report.

The Premier League clubs dominate the squad transfer value ranking with an average squad value per club of €474 million, compared to €281 million for both the Spanish Liga and the German Bundesliga, €276 million for the Italian Serie A and €174 million for the French Ligue 1.

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