Top 20 Most Expensive Squad Formations in 2017

20. Crystal Palace – € 223 million (£ 197 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset:  Crystal Palace bought Christian Benteke from Liverpool FC for £ 32 million in 2016 and the Striker has retained its value as it stands worth € 37 million (£ 32.5 million).

19. Atlético Madrid – € 231 million (£ 203 million)

Division: La Liga, Spain.

Biggest asset: Atlético Madrid activated Antoine Griezmann’s € 30 million (£ 26.5 million) release. Now, he is believed to be worth € 148 million (£ 130 million).

18. Napoli – € 240 million (£ 211 million)

Division:  Serie A, Italy.

Biggest asset:  Lorenzo Insigne is a Napoli academy product who is worth € 92.3 million (£ 81 million) in the transfer market today.

17. Internazionale – € 268 million (£ 236 million)

Division:  Serie A, Italy.

Biggest asset: Mauro Icardi left Sampdoria for Internazionale in 2013 for a transfer fee of € 6.5 million for 50% of the player’s registration rights. The 24-year-old Argentine could now command a € 77.8 million (£ 68.5 million) fee.

16. Borussia Dortmund – € 275 million (£ 242 million)

 

Division:  Bundesliga, Germany.

Biggest asset:  Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang left St-Etienne for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and is now worth € 80.1 million (£ 70.5 million).

15. AS Roma – € 276 million (£ 243 million)

Division:  Serie A, Italy.

Biggest asset:  AS Roma plucked Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari for an initial € 3 million but the he’s now worth an estimated € 67.5 million (£ 59.5 million).

14. AS Monaco – € 293 million (£ 258 million)

Division:  Ligue 1, France.

Biggest asset:  AS Monaco bought Thomas Lemar for a negligible fee in 2015 and have developed the attacking midfielder into a player worth € 92.5 million (£ 81.5 million).

13. AC Milan – € 316 million (£ 278 million)

Division:  Serie A, Italy.

Biggest asset:  Home-grown goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma may be young in age, at 18, but already has a huge transfer market valuation at € 68.7 million (£ 60.5 million).

12. Everton – € 348 million (£ 306 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset:  Everton spent £ 25 million on former Burnley defender Michael Keane in July but the defender’s true market value could have been around € 39.3 million (£ 35 million).

11. Bayern Munich – € 350 million (£ 308 million)

Division:  Bundesliga, Germany.

Biggest asset:  Robert Lewandowski left Borussia Dortmund for his Bundesliga rivals Bayern in 2014 and is the club’s most valuable player at € 103.5 million (£ 92 million).

10. Tottenham Hotspur – € 361 million (£ 318 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset: Spurs midfielder Dele Alli cost the club a bargain £ 5 million in 2015 but now has a current market value of € 182.6 million (£ 160 million).

9. Arsenal – € 416 million (£ 366.5 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset:Arsenal bought  Alexis Sánchez from FC Barcelona for a £ 31.7 million fee in 2014. The Chilean is worth approximately € 90.2 million (£ 80 million) in today’s market.

8. Liverpool – € 437 million (£ 385 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset:  Liverpool bought Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim for a £ 29 million fairy in 2015. The Brazilian forward is worth € 93.9 million (£ 82.7 million) in today’s market.

7. Juventus – € 470 million (£ 415 million)

Division:  Serie A, Italy.

Biggest asset:  Juventus paid Napoli € 90 million in exchange for its prolific striker Gonzalo Higuaín in 2016. He is now reported worth € 119.4 million (£ 105 million).

6. Real Madrid – € 497 million (£ 438 million)

Division:  La Liga, Spain.

Biggest asset:  Real Madrid spent € 94 million (then £ 80 million) on Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and the 32-year-old still has a big market value of € 102 million (£ 90 million).

5. FC Barcelona – € 628 million (£ 555 million)

Division: La Liga, Spain.

Biggest asset: Lionel Messi is a Barcelona (LaMassia) academy product and has grown to a total of € 184 million (£ 162 million) in today’s market.

4. Chelsea – € 644 million (£ 567 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset:  Eden Hazard cost Chelsea £ 32 million in 2012 and is now the club’s most valuable player at an estimated € 110 million (£ 97 million).

3. Manchester United – € 784 million (£ 690 million)

 

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset: Man United midfielder Paul Pogba cost the club € 105 million (£ 89.3 million) in 2016 but now has a current market value of € 152.7 million (£ 135 million).

2. Paris Saint-Germain – € 850 million (£ 750 million)

Division:  Ligue 1, France.

Biggest asset:  PSG forward Neymar cost the club € 222 million (£ 200 million) in August but has a current market value of € 247 million (£ 217.5 million).

1. Manchester City — €853 million (£751.5 million)

Division:  Premier League, England.

Biggest asset: Manchester City paid Wolfsburg  € 75 million (then £ 55 million) for the transfer of Kevin de Bruyne in 2015. The 26-year-old is now worth € 126 million (£ 111 million).