Hi Koura – The International Federation of History and Statistics published a report in which it reviewed the 15 most financially dysfunctional clubs in the player transfer market due to the vast differences between what they spend on their contracts and what they generate from selling players during the last decade.
Manchester United topped the world rankings with a staggering number of one billion and 396 million euros, after the club made imaginary contracts with Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire, Anthony and other stars who cost his coffers a lot in exchange for meager sales.
Chelsea came in second with a figure of one billion and 33 million euros as a result of the many and expensive assignments made by the club during the era of its new owner, the American Todd Pauley, and even before the arrival of the new owner, Chelsea spent huge sums of money to renew its ranks during the Corona period.
In third place, we find Paris Saint-Germain, with a number of one billion and 10 million euros, as a result of the imaginary contracts that he made during this period, especially his contract with the duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for 400 million euros in the summer of 2017.
In fourth place is the Arsenal club, with a number of 872 million euros, of which 541 million is the product of its contracts during the pandemic period and beyond, as it brought players at great prices.
Manchester City came fifth, with a figure of 856 million euros, which reflects the great names that the club brought to meet the needs of coach Pep Guardiola, whose success intercedes for him in achieving many achievements, especially dominating the English Premier League and winning the Champions League title.
Sixth in the negative ranking, Newcastle Club, with a number of 671 million euros, as a result of its costly contracts that it made during the pandemic period in 2020 and 2021, and then in the last summer Mercato.
Barcelona came seventh, which was financially affected a lot after the historic contracts it made with Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Osman Dembele, which made its negative spending amount to 663 million euros.
After Barcelona comes Tottenham, with a figure of 609 million euros, a figure that could have reached or approached one billion euros, had it not been for selling a number of its stars during the last decade, especially Gareth Bale and Harry Kane. However, in return, he made many contracts, even if their prices were average.
As for the rest of the list of clubs that buy more than they sell, they include AC Milan, Juventus, West Ham, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Al Hilal Saudi Arabia and Everton.