Since its takeover in 2011 by QSI, PSG has spent a lot on the transfer market. However, the club of the capital is not the club that overpays the most in Europe.
PSG changed worlds in 2011 by going under the Qatari flag. The capital club is now one of the best clubs in the world, whether on the pitch or even off it. When they arrived, the leaders of QSI wanted to strike hard with millions. Players like Thiago Silva, Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti have landed. Subsequently, PSG continued to spend to concoct an XXL workforce. To date, the Parisian club has a record, since PSG spent 222 million euros to afford Neymar in 2017 and 180 million euros to pay Kylian Mbappé. But for all that, PSG is not the club that has overpaid the most on the transfer market since 2012. Because the worst student is … Manchester United.
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The 389th Football Observatory Weekly Letter recently classified the transfer operations carried out by the clubs currently in the big-5 league since July 2012. This study compares the values of the players before the transfer and the sums paid in the end. It appears that it is Manchester United who ranks at the top of this ranking. For 33 transfers assessed, the Red Devils exceed the estimated value of the players concerned by 238 million euros (1.59 billion euros against 1.36 billion (+ 18%), followed by Juventus (€ 233 million, + 29%) and Paris Saint-Germain (€162m, +19%). Note also the 5th place of Real Madrid or the 8th place of… Stade Rennais. In this ranking of the Football Observatory is to to point out that just three Premier League teams have finally invested less money than expected to complete the transfers assessed, enough to pronounce a little more the role played by English teams in the inflation deplored during the transfer window for a few years.