November 1 – On average, Manchester City starting lineups for Premier League games fielded playing stock to the value of €605 million in transfer fees.
This is almost £100 million more than European rival Paris St-Germain (€510 million) and local rivals Manchester United (€480m).
A new ranking by the CIES Football Observatory took at the player transfer values of starting XI’s across the big five European leagues for the current season.
The most expensive starting 11 line-up (€726 million) was fielded by Manchester City on the 22 October 22 for the 3-1 win against Brighton & Hove (€726 million), while the Man City’s lowest value (€538 million) was fielded on August 31 for the 6-0 win against Nottingham Forest.
For Paris St-Germain, the extreme values stretch from €610 million (for the 1-0 win against Olympique de Marseille) down to €332 million (for the 0-0 draw against Stade Reims).
“Real Madrid (€370 million), Juventus (€300 million) and Bayern Munich (€294 million) total the greatest figures for the other big-5 European leagues,” says the CIES report.
If you compare the averages of the five big European leagues the power of the Premier League clubs is almost suffocating. The average transfer value of a Premier League club starting XI is €233 million, compared to €83 million in Serie A, €76 million in LaLiga, €72 million in the Bundesliga and €65 million in Ligue 1 (which drops down to €41 million if Paris St-Germain if excluded from the figures).
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