The CIES Football Observatory has published the average transfer value of players at teams in the top five divisions across Europe (England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany) and it has come out with some very interesting findings.
City, who got their hands on the Premier League trophy on Sunday after a remarkable season, have ranked far ahead of Barcelona and Tottenham, who come in second and third respectively.
City’s average transfer value is an astonishing £55.4m, while La Liga giants Barcelona come in at £48.8m and Premier League rivals Tottenham at £45.2m.
The Premier League’s economic power, performance levels, long-term contract duration and youthfulness are the key criteria in explaining the Manchester outfit’s dominant position.
Seven players of the brilliant City squad have a transfer value of more than £88m, including Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson.
The Premier League team with the lowest ranking is West Brom, who are looking to pull off a miraculous escape from relegation.
The Baggies are still ranked 55th out of 98 in Europe, which goes to reflect the economic power of the Premier League.
AVERAGE TRANSFER VALUE OF PLAYERS AT CLUBS IN BIG-FIVE LEAGUES*