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Transfer fees have inflated astronomically over the years with more and more money being pumped into the beautiful game.

An influx of foreign owners with huge fortunes coupled with increased TV deals and sponsorships have allowed clubs to spend lavish amounts of cash on new squad members.

The CIES Football Observatory is a research group based in Switzerland who have compiled a study into the costliest squads in world football.

Below are the top ten most expensive squads in the world…


Squad Transfer Expenditure: £320m
Record Signing:
Davinson Sanchez (£36m)

Tottenham head up our top ten list with their current squad costing £320m, the lowest amount of the Premier League top six last season. The Lilywhites have benefitted from the likes of Harry Kane coming through their academy while Dele Alli cost just £5m from MK Dons. Their record signing, Davinson Sanchez, arrived this summer and overtook Moussa Sissoko as their most expensive transfer.

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MM Sports Journalism - @ucfbuk • Founder - @BeautifulGameHQ • Chief Writer - @BBFootballUK • Writer for @thehighertempo • @tfcspodcast • EA Data Reviewer • LFC


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