Despite a spectacular summer transfer window, PSG is far from being among the most expensive staff on the continent.
Georginio Wijanldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes and Lionel Messi: the PSG hit hard during the summer transfer window. A sumptuous recruitment carried out at a lower cost since the club of the capital had to pay only 60 million euros for the Moroccan side, his Portuguese counterpart on the left having arrived on loan while the other four recruits of the summer have landed for free.
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What explains in part that the PSG does not appear in the Top 5 teams to have spent the most on the transfer market to build their workforce. According to the study by the Football Observatory, the Rouge et Bleu have in fact spent ‘only’ 808 million euros to build their team and only ranks in eighth place among the spendthrift clubs on the transfer market.
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Without surprise, Manchester City occupies first place with 1.28 billion euros and is ahead of Manchester United, which spent 1.214 billion. While Chelsea appears on the third step of the podium with 946 million euros, Barcelona and the Bayern Munich complete the Top 5 with respectively 896 and 890 million euros in spending. Follow Liverpool (868 M €) and the Real Madrid (€ 846m) while Borussia Dortmund (€ 687m) andAtletico Madrid (662 M €) close the Top 10.
Among French clubs, the second biggest spending club was Monaco (€ 335m), Lille (€ 298m) following in third place ahead of Olympique Lyonnais (€ 292m) and Stade Rennais (€ 283m). . Marseille, also ahead of Nice (246 M €), only appears in seventh place with 182 M € spent.