Top 10 Biggest Transfer Spenders in Europe in The Last Decade as Man United Tops List
- A number of European clubs have broken the bank in recent years to acquire top football talent to bolster their squads
- While there are those who have reaped big from the transfers, there are those who have nothing to show for their huge expenditure
- Manchester United are currently leading the charts as the highest spenders in transfers in the last 10 years
- The list is largely dominated by Premier League teams - with six of them including Everton and Aston Villa making the list
Premier League side Manchester United have emerged as the biggest transfer spenders in Europe in the last decade.
The Red Devils have spent a whopping £904million since the 2012/13 season, with Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire among their most expensive acquisitions.
Interestingly, despite the huge amount of money spent on transfers, United have nothing to show for it, with the side currently trailing rivals Liverpool and Man City in nearly every aspect.
Who else makes the top 10 list of highest spenders in Europe?
According to a report compiled by CIES Football Observatory, Manchester City rank second in the list of the biggest spenders, with Paris Saint-Germain placed third with a net expenditure of £792 million.
The top ten ]list is dominated by Premier League clubs - with six of them from the English top-flight.
The six include Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa and Everton who are currently embroiled in a relegation battle in the EPL.
Barca are the only team from Spain on the list, while Germany has no representative.
Below are the top ten biggest spenders on transfers in Europe:
1. Manchester United - £904 million
2. Man City - £828 million
3. Paris Saint-Germain - £792 million
4. Barcelona - £547 million
5. Arsenal - £490 million
6. Juventus - £472 million
7. AC Milan - £363 million
8. Everton - £361 million
9. Aston Villa - £357 million
10. Chelsea - £347 million
Rangnick identifies five Man United players who should be sold
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Man United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has reportedly identified five players who the club should offload in the summer.
A number of United stars are expected to be shown the door this summer after an underwhelming season, with Rangnick believed to have been charged with the responsibility of pinpointing players who need to be shipped out
The defensive trio of Phil Jones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Eric Bailly top the list of players earmarked for offloading.
Source: Sports Brief News