A report published by CIE, the football statistics review group based in Switzerland, has revealed the relative worth of all the present Premier League squads, based on the current market value of all their senior players.
The study was compiled by taking data from each of the clubs in the top four leagues in Europe – the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga.
According to the report, Manchester City have the most expensive squad in Europe, with a combined market value of €1.014 bn. (£906 million). They are then followed by PSG and Real Madrid, with Manchester United in fourth place. Three other Premier League clubs make the top ten – Liverpool (7th), Chelsea (8th), and Arsenal (10th). Everton and Tottenham Hotspur came 11th and 12th respectively.
At the other end of the scale, Norwich City have the cheapest Premier League squad worth €32 million (£29 million). That is still nearly ten times greater than the lowest ranked club in the study – Paderborn, newly promoted to the Bundesliga, whose squad is valued at just €4 million (£3.57 million).
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.