English Premier League champions, Manchester City are the first team to have spent more than one billion euros (894.98 million pounds) to assemble their squad, a study has shown.
Data from the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory showed that City had spent 1.014 billion euros on their current squad.
French champions Paris St-Germain were second having spent 913 million euros and Spain’s Real Madrid was third with 902 million euros.
Manchester United’s 751 million euros made it the second-most expensive squad in the Premier League followed by the Champions League winners which liverpool spent 639 million euros.
The Premier League average was 345 million euros, it said.
At the other end of the scale, Germany’s Paderborn had the cheapest squad in the study (four million euros), which looked at teams from the English, German, Italian, French and Spanish top flights.