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Report: The clubs that have spent the most on young players in the past 5 years

Report: Manchester City have spent £207m on young players from 2016 onwards.
Report: Manchester City have spent £207m on young players from 2016 onwards.

With just under two weeks remaining of the transfer window, the team at BettingOdds.com have conducted a study to find out which teams in Europe’s top five leagues (Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League & Serie A)  in the past five years have spent and made the most money from buying and selling players of the age of 21 or younger.

It’s been found that Manchester City (£207m) as well as their local rivals Manchester United (£204.5m) are amongst the top ten clubs who have spent the most on young players. However it’s Juventus (£324.2m), Barcelona (£290.5m) and Real Madrid (£288.1m) who make up the top three positions. 

Manchester City (£130.8m) were found to be amongst the sides who have earned the most from sales of young players over the same period of time, along with fellow Premier League sides Liverpool (£78.1m) and Chelsea (£65.2m).

Borussia Dortmund (£300.7m) have made more than any club in Europe’s top five leagues from the sales of young players. Monaco (£168.6m) and Juventus (£161.9m) come second and third on the list respectively.

The results of the study can be found below and have been broken down into seven categories, which include: 

  • Clubs in Europe’s top five leagues that have spent the most on players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards)
  • Clubs in Europe’s top five leagues that have earned the most from selling players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards)
  • The most expensive signings of players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards)
  • Starting XI of the most expensive signings of players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards)

Clubs that have spent the most on players of the age of 21 or younger (By League):

1. Premier League - £1.6bn

2. Serie A - £1.37bn

3. Bundesliga - £1.09bn

4. La Liga - £1.04bn

5. Ligue 1 - £991.8m

 

Clubs that have earned the most through sales on players of the age of 21 or younger (By League):

1. Ligue 1 - £1bn

2. Bundesliga - £686.3m

3. Serie A - £636m

4. Premier League - £484.7m

5. La Liga - £272.8m

 

Clubs in Europe’s top five leagues that have spent the most on players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards):

1. Juventus - Amount Spent: £324.2m Most Expensive Purchase: Matthijs de Ligt (£77m)

2. Barcelona - Amount Spent: £290.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Ousmane Dembélé (£121.5m)

3. Real Madrid - Amount Spent: £288.1m Most Expensive Purchase: Luka Jovic (£56.7m)

4. RB Leipzig - Amount Spent: £278.3m Most Expensive Purchase: Naby Keïta (£26.8m)

5. AS Monaco - Amount Spent: £221.7m Most Expensive Purchase: Youri Tielemans (£22.5m)

6. Manchester City - Amount Spent: £207m Most Expensive Purchase: Leroy Sané (£46.8m)

7. Manchester United - Amount Spent: £204.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Jadon Sancho (£76.5m)

8. Paris Saint-Germain - Amount Spent: £200.6m Most Expensive Purchase: Kylian Mbappé (£130.5m)

9. Inter Milan - Amount Spent: £178.7m Most Expensive Purchase: Achraf Hakimi (£36.9m)

10. AC Milan - Amount Spent: £143.8m Most Expensive Purchase: Lucas Paquetá (£34.6m)

11. Atletico Madrid - Amount Spent: £142.3m Most Expensive Purchase: João Félix (£114.5m)

12. Chelsea - Amount Spent: £137.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Kai Havertz (£72m)

13. Bayer Leverkusen - Amount Spent: £134.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Odilon Kossounou (£20.7m)

14. Borussia Dortmund - Amount Spent: £124.6m Most Expensive Purchase: Ousmane Dembélé (£31.5m)

15. Lille - Amount Spent: £122.7m Most Expensive Purchase: Jonathan David (£24.3m)

16. Leicester City - Amount Spent: £118.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Wesley Fofana (£31.5m)

17. Wolverhampton Wanderers - Amount Spent: £117.6m Most Expensive Purchase: Fábio Silva (£36m)

18. Tottenham - Amount Spent: £116.1m Most Expensive Purchase: Davinson Sánchez (£37.8m)

19. Napoli - Amount Spent: £114.9m Most Expensive Purchase: Victor Osimhen (£63m)

20. NIce - Amount Spent: £105.3m Most Expensive Purchase: Kasper Dolberg (£18.5m)

 

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Clubs in Europe’s top five leagues that have earned the most from selling players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards):

1. Borussia Dortmund - Amount Earned: £300.7m Most Expensive Sale: Ousmane Dembélé (£121.5m)

2. Monaco - Amount Earned: £168.6m Most Expensive Sale: Kylian Mbappé (£130.5m)

3. Juventus - Amount Earned: £161.9m Most Expensive Sale: Moise Kean (£24.8m)

4. Paris Saint-Germain - Amount Earned: £135.5m Most Expensive Sale: Gonçalo Guedes (£36m)

5. Lille - Amount Earned: £128.4m Most Expensive Sale: Victor Osimhen (£63m)

6. Manchester City - Amount Earned: £130.8m Most Expensive Sale: Kelechi Iheanacho (£24.9m)

7. Bayer Leverkusen - Amount Earned: £95.6m Most Expensive Sale: Kai Havertz (£72m)

8. Bordeaux - Amount Earned: £90.5m Most Expensive Sale: Malcom (£36.9m)

9. Rennes - Amount Earned: £87.5m Most Expensive Sale: Ousmane Dembélé (£31.5m)

10. Genoa - Amount Earned: £83.4m Most Expensive Sale: Cristian Romero (£23.4m)

11. Schalke 04 - Amount Earned: £82.3m Most Expensive Sale: Leroy Sané (£46.8m)

12. Atalanta - Amount Earned: £78.8m Most Expensive Sale: Dejan Kulusevski (£31.5m)

13. Liverpool - Amount Earned: £78.1m Most Expensive Sale: Rhian Brewster (£23.4m)

14. Lyon - Amount Earned: £76.1m Most Expensive Sale: Willem Geubbels (£18m)

15. Inter Milan - Amount Earned: £72.9m Most Expensive Sale: Andrea Pinamonti (£17.6m)

16. Barcelona - Amount Earned: £67.9m Most Expensive Sale: Marc Cucurella (£9m)

17. Saint-Etienne - Amount Earned: £65.7m Most Expensive Sale: Wesley Fofana (£31.5m)

18. Real Madrid - Amount Earned: £65.3m Most Expensive Sale: Achraf Hakimi (£36.9m)

19. Chelsea - Amount Earned: £65.2m Most Expensive Sale: Marc Guehi (£21m)

20. Frankfurt - Amount Earned: £57.9m Most Expensive Sale: Luka Jovic (£56.7m)

 

Clubs in Europe’s top five leagues that have spent the most on teenagers (2016/17 onwards):

1. Juventus - Amount Spent: £182.1m Most Expensive Purchase: Matthijs de Ligt (£77m)

2. Real Madrid - Amount Spent: £169.2m Most Expensive Purchase: Rodrygo & Vinícius Júnior (£40.5m each)

3. Manchester City - Amount Spent: £131.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Gabriel Jesus (£28.8m)

4. Paris Saint-Germain - Amount Spent: £131.3m Most Expensive Purchase: Kylian Mbappé (£130.5m)

5. Atletico Madrid - Amount Spent: £122.6m Most Expensive Purchase: João Félix (£114.5m)

6. Borussia Dortmund - Amount Spent: £110.4m Most Expensive Purchase: Ousmane Dembélé (£31.5m)

7. AS Monaco - Amount Spent: £72.5m Most Expensive Purchase: Pietro Pellegri (£18.8m)

8. RB Leipzig - Amount Spent: £72.4m Most Expensive Purchase: Josko Gvardiol (£16.9m)

9. Rennes - Amount Spent: £65.7m Most Expensive Purchase: Jérémy Doku (£23.4m)

10. Bayer Leverkusen - Amount Spent: £63.8m Most Expensive Purchase: Paulinho (£16.7m)

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The most expensive signings of players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards):

1. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) - £130.5m

2. Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) - £121.5m

3. João Félix (Atletico Madrid) - £114.5m

4. Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) - £77m

5. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) - £76.5m

6. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) - £72m

7. Victor Osimhen (Napoli) - £63m

8. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) - £57.6m

9. Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) - £56.7m

10. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) - £49.5m

11. Leroy Sané (Manchester City) - £46.8m

12. Éder Militão (Real Madrid) - £45m

13= Rodrygo (Real Madrid) - £40.5m

13= Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) - £40.5m

15. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham) - £37.8m

16= Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan) - £36.9m

16= Malcolm (Barcelona) - £36.9m

18= Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) - £36m

18= Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - £36m

20. Richarlison (Everton) - £35.3m

 

Starting XI of the most expensive signings of players of the age of 21 or younger (2016/17 onwards):

GK: Andriy Lunin (£7.7m)

CB: Éder Militão (£45m)

CB: Matthijs de Ligt (£77m)

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£49.5m)

LB: Achraf Hakimi (£36.9m)

CDM: Arthur (£27.9m)

CM: Lucas Paquetá (£34.6m)

CM: Renato Sanches (£31.5m)

RW: Ousmane Dembélé (£121.5m)

LW: Kylian Mbappé (£130.5m)

ST: João Félix (£114.5m)

 

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