Top European net spenders since 2008: where do Barcelona stand among them?
- Manchester City are the biggest net spenders in Europe over the past 11 years.
- United and Paris Saint-Germain complete the top three.
- Barcelona occupy the 4th position ahead of Real Madrid.
Arabian Sheikhs have been really generous in the past decade as they look to bring some of the best players to their clubs. Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been splashing the cash to sign the world's biggest football stars.
They are ranked first and third as their net spendings are estimated at £1,163.8 million (1st) and £693.54 million (3rd) respectively. Man United are second in the rankings, with the Red Devils' net spend since the summer of 2008 standing at £698.61 million.
Interestingly, La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are almost identical when it comes to spending money on the transfer market. The Catalans are forth with £546.36 million while Los Blancos are fifth with £542.89 million.
Overall, there are four Premier League sides in the top four, two clubs from La Liga and Serie A and one from both Ligue 1 and Bundesliga.