The rich clubs like PSG, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea are destroying the beauty of the transfer market. It may seem offensive to the fanbases of such clubs, but it is an inevitable truth. Since the transfer of Neymar to PSG, the transfer window’s beauty has totally changed. PSG paid €222m for bringing him to Paris. Since then noting went fairly in the transfer. Earlier, Manchester United used to destroy the beauty. Now, PSG, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea everyone is in the race on who destroys more. Moreover, PSG, Manchester United, City are often called money merchants because of ruining the transfer market. PSG, Manchester United have spent more on Players signing than the whole budget of some mediocre clubs. It seems like the transfer window opens for rich clubs only.
Manchester United Big Hand In Overhyping Player’s Market Value
Meanwhile, another rich club Manchester United started spending recklessly. They signed mediocre defender who was yet to prove his worth, Harry Maguire for £78.3m. In 2019, this transfer shook the footballing world. Moreover, it made everyone’s eyebrows up. The fans, media, analysts wonder why Manchester United paid this sum of amount for Leicester City’s center back. Previously, in 2009 they had signed Paul Pogba for £89m. At that moment, it was more than Cristiano Ronaldo’s market value. Meanwhile, Real paid just paid £80m for Balon d’Or and champions league winner Cristiano Ronaldo. So, we can say Manchester United is the club with more money and one who has a big hand in overhyping player’s market value. Moreover, Manchester United is also called money merchants for all this unbalance in the transfer market.
Manchester United’s Most Expensive Transfer Market
- Paul Pogba – £89m
- Harry Maguire – £78.3m
- Romelu Lukaku – £76.23m
- Angel Di Maria – £67.5m
- Anthony Martial – £54m
Manchester City Role Model For Manchester United
Likewise, if we talk about their city rival Manchester City then we can find competition between the two. The competition is about who spends more. It may seem funny but the fact is that Manchester City has spent more than £1B but failed to lift one champions league title. After Pep Guardiola took over Manchester City, the club has spent about a billion pounds. But, still, they are unable to conquer Europe. They are limited to Premier League and FA cups. Moreover, they spent €317.50m on the 2017/18 season only. Let’s have a look at
Major Manchester City Signings on Transfer Market 2017/18
- Aymeric Laporte €65.00m
- Benjamin Mendy €57.50m
- Kyle Walker €52.70m
- Bernardo Silva €50.00m
- Ederson €40.00m
Manchester City’s most expensive signings
- Ruben Dias — £61.2m
- Riyad Mahrez — £61.02m
- João Cancelo — £58.5m
- Aymeric Laporte — £58.5m
PSG Transfer Market
Besides, these Premier League clubs there is another money merchant in the footballing club. Currently, PSG is a money merchant. For PSG, the FFP rule doesn’t apply. They are continuously adding players to the squad. This season only they had already signed Ramos, Wijnaldum, Hakimi, and Donarumma. Moreover, they had already renewed Neymar’s contract and trying for Mbappe’s renewal. Neymar is their most expensive signing with a transfer fee of €222m. Following Neymar, there is Frenchman Kylian Mbappe with a transfer fee of €145m. After PSG bought Neymar, the transfer market totally changed.
PSG Major Signings
PSG is like a big bull in the transfer market. The owner Nasser Al Khelaifi owns 8B$.
- Neymar €222m
- Mbappe €145m
- Edinson Cavani €64.5m
- Angel Di Maria €63m
- Achraf Hakimi v60m
- Mauro Icardi €50m
Hence, we can say these big clubs with much financial backup are destroying the beauty of the transfer window. Clubs with less money cannot even compete with them. Moreover, in the champions league, they have the strongest lineup with the strongest benched players. The players that small clubs have in their lineup, these money merchants have on the bench. So, how can the small clubs play against these giants? Even the clubs with the biggest history have to think twice before playing.
Chelsea’s UCL Victory All Because Of Money
In the last three seasons, Chelsea has spent more than €500M on player’s signings. In 2021 only, they have spent €247M. Likewise, in 2018/19 they spent a total of €208.8M. After they bought players like Werner, ZIyech, Havertz in the last transfer window, they lifted the UCL with these bunch of players. Alike, PSG United and City, Chelsea have also shaken the transfer market in recent years.