Premier League clubs dominate the list of top ten clubs with most expensive squads in Europe. Arsenal and Everton take positions nine and ten respectively but other big four sides from England are also in the top half. Bayern Munich is out of the top ten when it comes to spending but they are doing well on the pitch. Let us now take a look at top seven clubs with most expensive squads in Europe in 2018.
7. Liverpool – £408 Million
Liverpool is perhaps the most expensive team that is underachieving in Europe. The Reds have not won any major trophy since they lifted UEFA Champions League in 2005. They have won FA Cup and League Cup in that period but the fans will not take that when they last won the League trophy 30 years ago.
Today, they have one of their best squads in years and Jurgen Klopp is a good manager too. In January, they shocked the World when they splashed £75 million to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. The fee took their numbers to £408 Million.
6. Real Madrid- £439 Million
UEFA Champions League and La Liga defending Champions Real Madrid take position six when it comes to most expensive squads in Europe. It shows just how well Zinedine Zidane is managing his current crop of players. In January, the Los Blancos did not show any interest in the transfer market despite the fact that the team has struggled this season. President Fiorentina Perez only needed £439 Million to assemble the current team.
5. Chelsea – £524 Million
Premier League defending Champions Chelsea made several signings in January transfer window. The Blues signed Emerson, Olivier Giroud, and Ross Barkley to push their spending to £524 Million. They have lost their title to league leaders Manchester City and now they face Barcelona in UEFA Champions League. Stamford Bridge side is the third most expensive squad in Premier League.
4. Barcelona – £641 Million
Barcelona paid £142 million to Liverpool to sign their playmaker Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian became the most expensive transfer in the winter window. The fee pushed the money needed to assemble the current team to £641 Million.