- Manchester City completed the signing of Laporte
- It means they have now spent £300 million on defenders since 2016
- The City defense budget is more than that of 16 countries
Manchester City signing of Aymeric Laporte for £57 million from Athetic Bilbao means they have spent more on their defense than 16 countries.
No defence line in the history of World football has ever assembled a defence line as expensive as the Premier League leaders.
City have the second-most expensive goalkeeper in the world, two of the three most expensive centre backs in front of him and the two most costly full backs in the world.
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Despite Pep earlier saying City don’t have the spending power to keep up with the world’s biggest clubs.
The Abu Dhabi backed club have taken spending on defenders to new levels since Pep arrived at the club, Since 2016 they have spent around £300 million on six defenders.
Which means Man City’s defence budget is more than the military defence spending of 16 countries.
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They have scooped up the cream of the crop from England in John Stones and Kyle Walker, Spain in Laporte and Danilo, Portugal in Ederson and France with Benjamin Mendy.
It is left to be seen how the financial fair play of UEFA comes in to play, but if this suggests what we are to expect in future, City are really going to bully teams with money in transfer windows to come.
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Source: Sports Brief News