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Most Valuable Squads Now Belong To Premier League Clubs

The most expensive squads in no longer belong in La Liga as a new report has concluded that Manchester City have supplanted Real Madrid and Barcelona as the most valuable squad in world football.

The Premier League leaders are only one of four club sides in the world with a squad valued at over €1billion in the study commissioned by the CIES Football Observatory.

City, who have four players that are considered to be worth more than €100 million, have a transfer value of €1.2bn.

Their most valuable player, potentially, is midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who has lit up the Premier League this season. The Belgian has been valued at €145m. Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus are also valued at more than €100m.

The flavor of the month, Spurs, shockingly come in second with a squad valued at €1.17bn. That figure is boosted by the fact they have one of the world’s most valuable players in their squad. No one in the Premier League is worth more than Harry Kane, who is valued at €185.6m.

But 21-year-old midfielder Dele Alli is hot on Kane’s tail. He has been valued at €181.7m following his brilliant display against Real Madrid last week.

Sitting just behind them are Barcelona, whose squad have been given an overall valuation of €1.13bn. Their most valuable player, according to CIES, is Luis Suarez, who has been valued at €134m, while Lionel Messi is valued at only €117.3m.

Even though they are a surprising third in the ranking, they still come ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid. And PSG, who splashed the cash on Neymar in the summer, are a shock seventh.

At PSG, Neymar, the world’s most valuable player both in reality and according to the algorithm, is said to be worth just under a quarter of the entire squad at the Parc des Princes. He is valued at €218m, while PSG’s squad have been valued at €864m.

Chelsea are worth €1.04bn while United, hot off the back of their defeat against the Stamford Bridge side, are the highest ranked side not to be worth more than a billion euros.

Elsewhere from the Premier League, Arsenal are down in 12th on €666m, Leicester are 19th while relegation threatened Everton are 21st in the world, on €381m.


1. Manchester City (€1.19bn)
2. Tottenham (€1.17bn)
3. Barcelona (€1.13bn)
4. Chelsea (€1.04bn)
5. Manchester United (€919m)
6. Real Madrid (€903m)
7. Liverpool (€901m)
8. PSG (€864m)
9. Atletico Madrid (€800m)
10. Juventus (€743m)
11. Napoli (€721m)
12. Arsenal (€666m)
13. Bayern Munich (€624m)
14. Monaco (€604m)
15. Roma (€595m)
16. Borussia Dortmund (€482m)
17. AC Milan (€457m)
18. Inter Milan (€445m)
19. Leicester (€417m)
20. RB Leipzig (€397m)
21. Everton (€381m)
22. Southampton (€359m)
23. Lazio (€309m)
24. Sevilla (€308m)
25. Bayer Leverkusen (€252m)
26. Lyon (€250m)
27. West Ham (€241m)
28. Real Sociedad (€240m)
29. Villarreal (€236m)
30. Torino (€225m)
31. Borussia Monchengladbach (€224m)
32. Fiorentina (€214m)
– Atalanta (€214m)
34. Bournemouth (€213m)
– Marseille (€213m)
36. Valencia (€200m)
37. Hoffenheim (€198m)
38. Newcastle (€197m)
– Sampdoria (€197m)
40. Athletic Bilbao (€195m)
41. Crystal Palace (€186m)
42. Watford (€180m)
43. Swansea City (€168m)
44. Burnley (€159m)
45. Wolfsburg (€154m)
– Bordeaux (€154m)
47. Stoke City (€152m)
48. Brighton (€150m)
49. Schalke (€149m)
50. Nice (€147m)
51. Espanyol (€145m)
52. Sassuolo (€140m)
53. West Brom (€137m)
54. Udinese (€132m)
55. Real Betis (€127m)
56. Huddersfield Town (€126m)
57. Bologna (€123m)
58. Celta Vigo (€120m)
59. Rennes (€108m)
60. Cologne (€98m)
61. Levante (€77m)
62. Augsburg (€94m)
63. Nantes (€93m)
64. Genoa (€91m)
65. Deportivo La Coruna (€89m)
66. Hamburg (€88m)
67. Cagliari (€87m)
68. Freiburg (€84m)
– Toulouse (€84m)
– Hertha Berlin (€84m)
71. Frankfurt (€83m)
– Angers (€83m)
– Mainz (€83m)
74. Werden Bremen (€79m)
75. Lille (€78m)
76. Malaga (€77m)
77. St. Etienne (€72m)
78. Alaves (€68m)
79. Eibar (€66m)
80. Stuttgart (€63m)
81. Chievo Verona (€59m)
– Leganes (€59m)
83. Montpellier (€57m)
84. Guingamp (€56m)
85. Hannover (€55m)
86. Getafe (€54m)
87. Crotone (€53m)
88. Caen (€49m)
89. Las Palmas (€47m)
90. Hellas Verona (€45m)
91. Dijon (€39m)
92. Benevento (€42m)
93. Metz (€38m)
– Girona (€38m)
95. SPAL (€34m)
96. Strasbourg (€29m)
97. Troyes (€28m)
98. Amiens (€20m)