Manchester Citys total transfer fee expenditure to make up its squad went up by 242m compared to September 2016. The increase was even stronger for Paris St-Germain: +395m (including the 180m investment for Mbappι). The figure for Manchester United is only 66m higher than one year ago, while that of Champions League winners Real Madrid went down by 138m.
The six biggest English teams are in the top ten positions of the rankings. The aggregated values per league are 5.7bn for the Premier League (on average 287m per team, +28% compared to previous year), 2.4bn for the Serie A (122m per team, +26%), 2.2bn for the Liga (110m per team, +9%), as well as 1.9bn for the Bundesliga (107m per team, +19%) and the Ligue 1 (93m per team, +78%).