Top ten most expensive squads in world football revealed, including the first club who spent €1Billion on their players

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Manchester City have become the first football club in history to invest over €1Billion into their first-team squad.

According to the CIES Football Observatory, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are following hot on the Premier League champions’ heels, but it is City who currently top the charts having added Rodri and Joao Cancelo to their ranks this summer.

Take a look at the full top ten, including five English clubs, below.

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10. Arsenal – Squad Cost: €498million (£446million)

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cost Arsenal a pretty penny

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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cost Arsenal a pretty penny

9. Atletico Madrid – Squad Cost: €550million (£492million)

Joao Felix is already impressing at Atletico

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Joao Felix is already impressing at Atletico

8. Chelsea – Squad Cost: €561milion (£502million)

Despite a transfer ban forcing more emphasis on youth this season, Chelsea remain a top spender

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Despite a transfer ban forcing more emphasis on youth this season, Chelsea remain a top spender

7. Liverpool – Squad Cost: €639million (£572million)

Virgil van Dijk has proved to be worth his price tag for Liverpool

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Virgil van Dijk has proved to be worth his price tag for Liverpool

6. Barcelona – Squad Cost: €697million (£624million)

The addition of Antoine Griezmann boosted Barca’s squad cost

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The addition of Antoine Griezmann boosted Barca’s squad cost

5. Juventus – Squad Cost: €719million (£644million)

Juventus spent big on Cristiano Ronaldo in particular

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Juventus spent big on Cristiano Ronaldo in particular

4. Manchester United – Squad Cost: €751million (£672million)

Manchester United spent big on their defence this summer

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Manchester United spent big on their defence this summer

3. Real Madrid – Squad Cost: €902million (£808million)

The Galacticos are still one of the world’s biggest spenders

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The Galacticos are still one of the world’s biggest spenders

2. Paris Saint-Germain – Squad Cost: €913million (£817million)

Despite nearly losing him, €200m Neymar remains a PSG man

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Despite nearly losing him, €200m Neymar remains a PSG man

1. Manchester City – Squad Cost: €1.014billion (£908million)

Pep Guardiola is delivering trophies in exchange for the financial backing he’s been given

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Pep Guardiola is delivering trophies in exchange for the financial backing he’s been given



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