Premier League most expensive assembled squad, how does each team in premier league cost in 2023.
The Premier League is home to some of the most expensive squads in world football, but not all of them have delivered on their potential. While some clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City have used their spending wisely to win trophies and compete at the highest level, others like Manchester United and Arsenal have failed to match their expectations.
Manchester United have the most expensively assembled squad in the Premier League, with the players at Erik ten Hag’s disposal having been bought for close to £1billion.
Not only do the Red Devils boast English football’s highest wage bill, but they’ve also spent more than any other club in transfer fees in building their current squad.
Chelsea, who aren’t far behind with a squad cost totalling £978million, have also suffered a slow start to the season after their dismal 2022-23 campaign, offer another argument that it’s not what you spend, it’s how you spend it.
Reigning champions Manchester City are unsurprisingly near the top, sitting third, having built Pep Guardiola’s squad at a cost of approximately £900million in transfer fees. The all-conquering club have demonstrated that it’s difficult to be stopped if you invest heavily and do it wisely.
So sit as we take you on Premier League most expensive assembled squad.
Please note: all figures are via CIES Football Observatory (currency converted from Euros to Pounds) omitting Luton’s due to them being the only Premier League club not to feature in world football’s 100 most expensively assembled squads.
1. Manchester United – £992million
2. Chelsea – £978million
3. Manchester City – £899million
4. Arsenal – £721million
5. Tottenham – £715million
6. Liverpool – £664million
7. Newcastle United – £570million
8. West Ham United – £435million
9. Aston Villa – £419million
10. Everton – £360million
11. Nottingham Forest – £314million
12. Wolves – £313million
13. Bournemouth – £296million
14. Crystal Palace – £236million
15. Fulham – £211million
16. Brighton – £194million
17. Brentford – £188million
18. Burnley – £180million
19. Sheffield United – £128million
20. Luton – N/A (est. £50million – per The Mirror)