Football City’s squad is worth over one billion euros
Manchester City have been classed as a one billion euro team, the most expensively assembled in Europe.
Despite their record transfer standing a fairly reasonable 70 million euros, the Blues have spent extensively on recruitment in all positions.
According to a study conducted by CIES Football Observatory, they have become the first club in history to have spent 1bn euros in order to construct their squad.
Both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid follow closely behind with figures of 913m euros and 902m euros respectively.
The gap between the most expensively assembled team in Spain and the least expensive is stunning, with Los Blancos 148 times more valuable than the current crop at Real Mallorca.
In France, it is slightly lower with PSG‘s squad costing 114 times more than that of Nimes.
In the Bundesliga, defending champions Bayern Munich have a squad which costs 85 times more than Paderborn‘s and Juventus‘ squad in Serie A is 63 times more expensive than that of Lecce.
In England, there is more financial parity as Manchester City‘s record-breaking squad costs only 32 times more than Norwich City‘s.