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Manchester United and Man City squad value revealed after summer transfer window

Manchester United and Manchester City occupy the top two spots in terms of having the most valuable teams in the Premier League.

The Premier League champions proved in the summer that they weren’t willing to hand over their crown as easily as they had done in 2019/20 as City broke the record for an English player splashing out £100m to Aston Villa for Jack Grealish, although their pursuit of Harry Kane proved fruitless as Daniel Levy failed to budge on his asking price.

Pep Guardiola‘s only other additions were Brazilian youngster Kayky from Fluminese, and Scott Carson who signed on a free transfer.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer welcomed four new faces through the door at Old Trafford with their last bit of business coming in the form of four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo made the return to his former club after both Manchester sides battled it out for his signature following his decision to call time on his stint in Serie A.

United won the race, spending £12.8m on the Portugal captain ensuring he returned to the 20-time Premier League champions, 12 years after he left for a then-world record transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

He was touted as the signing of the summer after the announcement of the deal on deadline day and completed United’s spending after their deals for Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

The Englishman’s move to Manchester saw him become the fourth-most expensive player in the English top-flight with City’s Kevin de Bruyne the second-most valuable with Kane, priced at £108m, tipped as the most expensive and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in third.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal spent the most money of the window forking out £168m for as many as six signings including £52m on Ben White.

Villa utilised their profit on their Academy-graduate and playmaker Grealish, tying down Ashley Young, Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey and Danny Ings.

Here is the squad value of every single Premier League club according to Transfermarkt:

  • 1. Manchester City – £934.47m
  • 2. Manchester United – £843.53m
  • 3. Chelsea – £793.35m
  • 4. Liverpool – £791.55m
  • 5. Tottenham Hotspur – £627.3m
  • 6. Leicester City – £405.09m
  • 7. Arsenal – £493.65m
  • 8. Everton – £415.58m
  • 9. Aston Villa – £366.12m
  • 10. Wolverhampton Wanderers – £351.99m
  • 11. West Ham United – £319.28m
  • 12. Leeds United – £225.72m
  • 13. Brighton & Hove Albion – £223.29m
  • 14. Newcastle United – £218.61m
  • 15. Southampton – £219.87m
  • 16. Crystal Palace – £215.51m
  • 17. Norwich City – £170.6m
  • 18. Brentford – £151.07m
  • 19. Burnley – £130.77m
  • 20. Watford – £120.42m