The 10 costliest squads in the world

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With Premier League clubs having dominated transfer spending in the recent window with big-money signings such as Jack Grealish, here are the 10 costliest club squads in the game today. 

According to the CIES Football Observatory, who based their report on the current squads following the closure of the latest transfer window, six English top-flight clubs are among the 10 teams with the most expensively assembled sides in football today.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 costliest squads in Europe's top five leagues, and how much was spent putting their current team together, per the CIES Football Observatory

With the addition of Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Raphael Varane in the past window, Manchester United are one of the clubs that have committed the most money to putting together their current squads.  

Over the past three seasons, the Red Devils have splashed the cash on key members of the team such as Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, all of whom joined the club for a combined total of €244 million (R4.09 billion).  

Arguably the least surprising inclusion in the top 10 are French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Although they recently secured the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfers, the Ligue 1 side has spent big on recruiting the talent that was already at the Parc des Princes.  

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Kylian Mbappe and Neymar joined for eye-watering sums of cash, and a few other key players in the squad, such as Mauro Icardi, Achraf Hakimi, Abdou Diallo, Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, and Angel Di Maria, arrived for sizeable fees, with none of them costing less than €30 million (R502 million). 

Another powerhouse in the top 10 are Italian side Juventus, but there was no room for the Bundesliga's Bayern Munich – scroll through the gallery above to find out which other clubs have spent the most to assemble the squads they have today!

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