UEFA have launched their annual benchmarking report, and it yields some attention-grabbing outcomes – one among which being that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis now have the costliest squad on the earth.
Guardiola’s revolution has seen Metropolis spend near £500m on switch charges, together with a £60m transfer for Riyad Mahrez in the summertime, which means the full value of their squad sits at £705m, surpassing the £696m of Actual’s Champions League winners.
The ninth version of the report, which has been out there to obtain from the UEFA website from Thursday, additionally reveals that Manchester United have the third costliest squad on the earth, with large strikes for Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba factoring in, whereas Chelsea are available at a distant fourth.
Arsenal, in the meantime, have grow to be one among two golf equipment – the opposite being Bayern Munich – to document a revenue in every of the final ten seasons, whereas all 20 Premier League golf equipment netted working earnings for the primary time ever.
The massive information for Liverpool is that they appear set to document the largest web revenue ever from a Premier League membership, as participant gross sales and sudden Champions League income have them poised to interrupt Leicester’s document of £86m.
Remarkably, of the 20 highest wage payments in Europe, 9 of them belong to Premier League sides, with Crystal Palace making a shock look.
Spending 79% of their whole income on wages, they had been one among two sides – AS Roma being the opposite – to exceed 70% on that entrance.