Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, current champion of the tournament, are the two teams that invested the most money in the transfer market facing the 2023-2024 Champions League season, which begins this coming Tuesday, September 19. According to the “Be Soccer Pro” platform, PSG’s investment represents 16% of the total amount disbursed by the 32 teams that will participate in this new edition of the race for “La Orejona”.
Of the $2,576.76 million dollars that the 32 teams invested to strengthen themselves for this Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain spent $368.34 million dollars plus $69.30 million dollars that they must pay for the option to purchase the loan of Gonçalo Ramos from Benfica. The clause can be activated by either of the two clubs, as the Portuguese club told the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.
In addition to keeping Kylian Mbappe, PSG was reinforced with Kolo Muani for $101.28 million dollars, Manuel Ugarte for $63.97 million dollars, Ousmane Dembélé for $53.30 million dollars, Lucas Hernández for $47.97 million dollars, Bradley Barcola for $47.97 million dollars. dollars and Kang in Lee for $23.45 million dollars.
PSG is followed by the defending champion, Manchester City, with $254.90 million dollars invested in center back Josko Gvardiol for $95 million dollars, Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes for $63.97 million dollars each and Mateo Kovacic for $31.02 million dollars. In turn, City managed to earn some $119.94 million in transfers to other clubs.
Arsenal ($250.47 million), Manchester United ($220.36 million), Leipzig ($167.38 million), Bayern Munich ($165.25 million), Newcastle ($154.80 million), Real Madrid ($137 million dollars), Milan ($119.94 million dollars) and Naples ($90.62 million dollars) They complete the top ten of teams with the greatest amount of money invested for the Champions Leagueaccording to data from the specialized platform.
With the new project led by the Spanish Luis Enrique Martínez, who already won the Champions League in 2015 when he directed FC Barcelona, PSG continues to remain the team that has spent the most on players in the search for the long-awaited and elusive “Orejona”, being the closest they have come in 2020, when the French team played their only Champions League final against Bayern Munich, a match in which they were defeated 0-1 in Lisbon, Portugal.
–“He was crying for 3 or 4 hours, we were not able to stop him”: Ancelotti was ironic about Vini’s absence from the The Best award
–“I feel better and a little stronger”: Spaniard Sergio Rico wants to defend the PSG goal again before the season ends
–Inter confirmed its leadership in Serie A with a historic beating of AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina [Video]