Manchester United's Rasmus Hojlund celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Man Utd and Galatasaray at Old Trafford on October 3, 2023
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Man United top list of most expensively assembled football teams

The most expensive football squads in European football have been revealed by Uefa – and Manchester United are right at the top. 

Indeed, the Red Devils have amassed the most expensive group of players ever, beating Real Madrid’s record from 2020, according to the sporting body’s latest report into club finances.

Uefa tallied the transfer cost of every team in Europe, with Man United‘s squad easily the most expensive at almost €1.5 billion.


Manchester City have the next most expensive squad, followed by Chelsea and Real Madrid, all of whom have spent over a billion euros on their current teams.

Nine of the top 20 most expensive squads are in the Premier League, demonstrating the financial prowess of clubs in the English top flight.

The most expensive squads in European football: 

1. Man Utd – €1,422bn

2. Man City – €1,286bn

3. Chelsea – €1,084bn

4. Real Madrid – €1,031bn

5. PSG – €938m

6. Liverpool – €905m

7. Arsenal – €890m

8. Juventus – €769m


9. Spurs – €666m

10. Inter – €589m

11. Barcelona – €576m

12. Newcastle Utd – €543m

13. Bayern Munich – €534m

14. Leipzig – €506m

15. Aston Villa – €500m

16. Napoli – €445m

17. West Ham Utd – €443m

18. Atletico Madrid – €431m

19. Borussia Dortmund – €390m

20. AC Milan – €336m

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