Man City, Chelsea Top List of 15 Highest Spending Clubs of The Last Decade

Man City, Chelsea Top List of 15 Highest Spending Clubs of The Last Decade

  • Manchester City have emerged the highest spending football club when it comes to international transfers between 2011 and 2020
  • A Fifa report claim over £35.35billion was spent worldwide on cross-border transfers between teams
  • Neymar’s staggering £198million move from Barcelona to PSG back in 2017 remains the single biggest fee paid globally

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Premier League club Manchester City have been named as the No.1 club with the most international transfer and highest spenders between the year 2011 and 2020, SPORTbible reports.

In the previous decade, the Citizens who were earlier chasing a top-four finish became five-time Premier League winners and major Champions League contenders having reached their first final in May.

Although recent successes of the club could be attributed to Pep Guardiola’s brilliant management style, there is no doubt that Manchester City have spent big to turn around their fortunes.

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Manchester City, Chelsea Named in Top 15 Clubs With Most International Transfers Between 2011 and 2020
Manchester City named highest spending club. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt
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The current English champions spent more money than any other club in those 10 years, according to FIFA's official report on transfers from 2011-2020.

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Behind Manchester City are Chelsea when it comes to number of players sent out on loan over the ten-year period.

SunSport are reporting that Fifa’s report from January 2011 to the 2020, despite the pandemic, found out that a staggering £35.35billion was spent worldwide on cross-border transfers over the period.

Neymar’s £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 remains the single biggest fee paid globally, with Chelsea having finally broken the British record for an overseas signing - previously held by United’s £89m capture of Pogba - when they landed Romelu Lukaku for £97.5m from Inter this summer.

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1. Manchester City FC 130

2. Chelsea 95

3. FC Barcelona 75

4. Paris St Germain 59

5. Real Madrid 55

6. Atletico Madrid Spain 93

7 Manchester United 68

8. Arsenal 76

9. Juventus 137

10. Tottenham Hotspur 59

11. Bayern Munich 64

12. Inter Milan 116

13. AS Monaco FC 126

14. Liverpool 78

15. AS Roma 131

Manchester United complete Ronaldo signing

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Premier League club Manchester United have completed the signing of Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo from Italian side Juventus.

The English club announced on their website that Ronaldo’s deal has been completed as the 36-year-old is now set for a second spell at the Old Trafford club.

United confirmed the £21million transfer on a two-year-contract with an option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance.

Ronaldo who left Italian club Juventus last week is currently with the Portugal national team where he has joined teammates ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.


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