Manchester United have moved back into the world’s top-ten most valuable squads following the January transfer window.
United splashed the most cash in England during the window as they spent £67.5million to secure the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon.
And it is the capture of Fernandes that has seen United move back into the world’s top-ten as the expense of Italian champions Juventus – meaning there is no Serie A side in the top-ten.
|World’s Most Valuable Squads|
|1||Manchester City||Premier League||£1.16bn|
|3||Real Madrid||La Liga||£967.50m|
|5||Paris Saint-Germain||Ligue 1||£910.62m|
|7||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||£801.27m|
|8||Atletico Madrid||La Liga||£777.15m|
|10||Manchester United||Premier League||£720.68m|
|14||Inter Milan||Serie A||£615.06m|
|18||Leicester City||Premier League||£451.13m|
Despite their emergence back into the top-ten, United’s chances of making the top-four have not improved – despite the signing of Fernandes.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Many would assume United were already in the top-ten, but they dropped out last year but now the signing of Bruno Fernandes has propelled them back into the top echelons.
“But the arrival of Fernandes has not done much for their hopes of returning to the top-four, with the Bookmakers putting them at a huge 8/1 to make it at this stage.”
Premier League top-four finish
Liverpool – 1/1000
Man City – 1/200
Leicester – 1/12
Chelsea – 4/9
Tottenham – 11/4
Man Utd – 8/1
Wolves – 10/1
Arsenal – 33/1
*Odds correct at time of writing – Values provided by Transfermarkt
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