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Millions in signings for the Champions League

PSG leads spending with 345.5 million euros, which rises to 410.5 with the purchase option for Gonçalo Ramos. Among the 10 that spend the most are Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern and United.

16% of the investment in transfers this summer market of the 32 teams in the Champions League, 2,417 million euros, corresponds to Paris Saint Germain and its excessive ambition for the continental top, with an expenditure of 345.5 million more the 65 that will have to be paid for Gonçalo Ramos as soon as the purchase becomes effective’, followed by the 239.1 million from the current champion, Manchester City.

Arsenal (234.94 million), Manchester United (206.7), Leipzig (157), Bayern Munich (155), Newcastle (145.2), Real Madrid (128.5), Milan (112.5) and Naples (85) complete the ‘top ten’ of the ‘Champions’ in terms of amounts paid, according to data from the specialized platform ‘BeSoccer Pro’, to reinforce their already powerful squads to dominate their countries , but also the European Cup.

Nobody has paid as much as Paris Saint Germain. His new project is led by Luis Enrique Martínez, who has already won the Champions League, in 2015 when he led Barcelona. PSG has not done it yet. The last two editions, the French champion did not go beyond the round of 16. In the previous one, to the semifinal. Their only final was in 2020, with a 0-1 defeat with Bayern in Lisbon. So close then, so far now.

Your investment is unmatched. There are 345.5 million euros, which become 410.5 as soon as the at least 65 million of the purchase option are taken into account (there are 15 million more in bonus depending on the objectives) that includes the transfer of Gonçalo Ramos for this year from Benfica. It can be activated by either club, as the Portuguese club told the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.

Apart from keeping Kylian Mbappe, PSG has reinforced itself with Kolo Muani, for 95 million euros; Manuel Ugarte, for 60; Ousmane Dembélé, for 50; Lucas Hernández, for 45; Bradley Barcola, for 45, and Kang-In Lee, for 22, apart from the purchase of Hugo Ekitike, the loan of Gonçalo Ramos or the free arrival of Marco Asensio, among other operations this summer of the Parisian club, which addresses the most demanding group of the tournament, along with Borussia Dortmund, Milan and Newcastle. Their first duel is with the German team.

He is followed by the current champion, Manchester City, who has concentrated 239.1 million euros in four additions: the most expensive center back in history, Josko Gvardiol, for 90 million euros from Leipzig; Jeremy Doku and Matheus Nunes, for 60 each; and Mateo Kovacic, by 29.1. At the same time, he has earned 112.5 million in transfers to other clubs.

The Premier Leagueassumes 34% of the total

The  Premier League has three of the four teams in the Champions League with the most investment this summer. Apart from City, Arsenal, with 234.94 million (Declan Rice, for 116.6; Kai Havertz, for 75; Jurrien Timber, for 40; and David Raya, for 33), and Manchester United, with 206.7 , divided into Rasmus Hojlund’s 75; Mason Mount’s 64.2; Andre Onana’s 52.5; the 10 from Sofyan Amrabat and the 5 from Altay Bayindir. Sergio Reguilón arrived on loan from Tottenham.

Above 150 million are Leipzig, with 157, and Bayern Munich, with 155, of which one hundred were dedicated to Harry Kane, Tottenham’s historic scorer who now gives even more dimension to the block led by Thomas Tuchel. devoured last season in the quarterfinals by Manchester City and Erling Haaland.

Newcastle, on its return to the competition two decades later, has reached 145.2: Sandro Tonali (64), Harvey Barnes (44) and Tino Livramenko (37.2) plus the loan with an option to buy Lewis Hall from Chelsea. The four Premier clubs, with a total of 825.94 million between the four, account for 34% of the total spending of the 32 teams in the group stage of the Champions League.

103 million of Real Madrid’s 128.5 million bear the signature of Jude Bellingham, transferred from Borussia Dortmund. The white team is eighth in summer investment in the Champions League. And the first in Spanish LaLiga EA Sports by far: Barcelona has adjusted to 3.4 million; Atlético, up to eleven (six of them with Samu Omorodion, on loan to Alavés); Sevilla has spent 32 and Real Sociedad has reached 16.

The top ten places are completed by Milan, with 112.5 (none above 20 by Christian Pulisic, Samu Chukwueze and Yunus Musah, followed by Tijani Reijnders’ 19, Ruben Loftus Cheek’s 16, Noah Okafor’s 14 and Marco Pellegrino’s 3.5), and Naples, with 85, with the purchases of Giacomo Raspadori for 26, although he has already played for them since last year, or Giovanni Simeone, in the same case, for 12 million. He has also paid 25 for the transfer from Eintracht of Jesper Lindstrom.

Benfica has reached 69; Inter has stayed at 63.25; Borussia Dortmund, at 62; Lens, at 56.7; PSV Eindhoven has invested 51.5; Porto, 33.4; the Berlin Union, 32; Feyenoord, 31.25; Lazio, 28.3; Celtic, 22.36; Galatasaray, 19.45; Salzburg, 18.3; Braga, 17.8; Shaktar Donetsk, 8.45; Copenhagen, 8.08; Antwerp, 7.5; the Young Boys, 3.9; and Red Star, 2.9. The Serbian team faces Manchester City this Tuesday.

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