With the transfer window closed, the CIES Football Observatory went to the accounts and raised how much each of the 98 clubs in Europe’s top-5 leagues (Germany, Spain, France, England, and Italy) spent to assemble their squad, regardless of wages. Just like last year, Manchester City tops the list.

The team coached by Pep Guardiola invested € 1.036 billion in reinforcements, against € 888 million for Paris Saint-Germain, in second place, and € 844 million for Manchester United, third, which surpassed Real Madrid in relation to the 2019 edition.

And Pep Guardiola is already looking for another reinforcement. One of the sectors that would be most bothering the Spanish coach is the defensive, and according to the newspaper The Sun, Argentine Nicolas Tagliafico, from Ajax, would be the choice of Guardiola. The player is valued at £ 20 million.