Top 10 Most Valuable football Squads in Europe. Let us look at the top clubs in Europe and their combined value in the transfer market.
The beautiful game of football pits two teams of 11 players against each other. The squad however, consists of more players. Most teams have a squad of at least 25 players and the manager rotates these players as the club aims for glory through the season.
Sometimes clubs punch above their weights to win championships, Leicester City comes to mind immediately. However, most of the times, the titles and honours go to the club with the most well-rounded squad of players.
To assemble such a squad however, is not cheap. Clubs in recent times have forked out insane money to bring in players they believe will help them win trophies and bring continued success. Today we will look at the top 10 most valuable football squads in Europe.
Despite their heavy spending in recent times, Manchester United have failed to make the cut. They are not the only notable exclusion though. Rivals Arsenal have spent a considerable amount of money this summer. However, that was not enough to find themselves in the list.
With that out of the way, let us now look at the top 10 most valuable football squads all over Europe.
#10) Chelsea (England) €807m
Frank Lampard’s young side have surprisingly made the list despite their squad comprising of many youngsters. The young players have however, performed very well this season. Until recently, the side had embarked on a 7-match unbeaten run.
Chelsea have put their slow start behind them and have become a force to reckon with this season. The consequence of their run of form has seen an increase in the value of their young players. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are now valued a lot higher than they did in the beginning of the season.
However, it is still their experienced players who have kept Chelsea’s value high. N’Golo Kante alone is valued at €100m while Jorginho comes second at €65m. If Chelsea keep performing as well as they have so far, it is very likely that the squad value will rise even more.
#9) Juventus (Italy) €838m
Italian Champions Juventus are number 9th in the list. The only remaining unbeaten side in the Serie A make it to the list as the only team from Italy. Juventus used the summer transfer season wisely to strengthen their side in hopes of challenging and winning the Champions League. This has resulted in the club seeing a boost in its value.
34-year old Cristiano Ronaldo is still the most valuable player in the squad at €90 million. Young bloods Matthijs de Ligt and Paulo Dybala are just behind the Portuguese at €75 million each. The club has also been boosted by the arrivals of Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey on a free transfer.
However, the presence of many old players in the squad means that the value of the squad has actually gone down a bit this season. Regardless, this has got to be one of the most intimidating Juventus side in recent times and it remains to be seen if they can become the first Italian side since Inter Milan to win the Champions League.