By 90Min
November 07, 2017

Manchester City, Tottenham, Barcelona and Chelsea have the most valuable squads in Europe, with the collective worth of each group of players estimated to be in excess of €1bn according to the latest research from noted body CIES Football Oberservatory.

Transfer values for every player in Europe's top five leagues have been calculated using CIES's own algorithm, with each club then given an overall squad value.

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At an estimated value of €1.196bn, Manchester City lead the way with the most valuable squad of any club. Star playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is the single most valuable individual in the squad, with an estimated value of €145m.

Youth and the lasting quality that comes with it is partly why City's squad is valued so highly, with Gabriel Jesus, 20, Leroy Sane, 21, and Raheem Sterling, 22, each more than €100m.

It is likely the same thing which has seen Spurs' talented squad valued at €1.173bn. Prolific goalscorer Harry Kane is seen as the most valuable individual at €186m.

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At Barcelona, where the squad is worth a total of €1.130bn, Luis Suarez and not Lionel Messi is listed as the surprising most valuable individual. That is perhaps as a result of the confusion surrounding the latter's contract, as still no announcement of the actual signing has taken place.

Chelsea possess the fourth 'billionaire' squad at an estimated value of €1.044bn. Belgian superstar Eden Hazard has been given an individual market value of €121m.

At €165m, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is actually valued higher than fellow countryman Kevin De Bruyne at City, but the overall estimated value of the squad at Old Trafford is €919m - that makes it the most valuable of the non-billionaires.

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Real Madrid and Liverpool are the only other two clubs with a squad value in excess of €900m.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is by far the most expensively value individual at €218m, marginally less than his club actually paid for him in reality, but the overall squad at Parc des Princes is only the eighth most valuable.

Atletico Madrid and Juventus complete the top 10 with squads worth €800m and €743m respectively. 

Top 25 Most Valuable Squads in Europe's Top 5 Leagues:

Club Squad Value Most Valuable Player
Manchester City €1.196bn Kevin de Bruyne (€145m)
Tottenham Hotspur €1.173bn Harry Kane (€186m)
Barcelona €1.130bn Luis Suarez (€134m)
Chelsea €1.044bn Eden Hazard (€121m)
Manchester United €919m Romelu Lukaku (€165m)
Real Madrid €903m Cristiano Ronaldo (€96m)
Liverpool €901m Mohamed Salah (€101m)
Paris Saint-Germain €864m Neymar (€218m)
Atletico Madrid €800m Antoine Griezmann (€147m)
Juventus €743m Paulo Dybala (€166m)
Napoli €721m Lorenzo Insigne (€105m)
Arsenal €666m Alexandre Lacazette (€89m)
Bayern Munich €624m Robert Lewandowski (€102m)
Monaco €604m Thomas Lemar (€97m)
Roma €595m Radja Nainggolan (€75m)
Borussia Dortmund €482m Christian Pulisic (€84m)
Milan €457m Gianluigi Donnarumma (€59m)
Internazionale €445m Maurco Icardi (€96m)
Leicester City €417m Wilfred Ndidi (€55m)
RB Leipzig €397m Timo Werner (€90m)
Everton €381m Tom Davies (€38m)
Southampton €359m Nathan Redmond (€66m)
Lazio €309m Ciro Immobile (€79m)
Sevilla €308m Sergio Rico (€44m)
Bayer Leverkusen €252m Julian Brandt (€35m)

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