- Man City and Man United are the two teams with the most deficit spending in the top five European leagues
- The Citizens have spent a little over €1b in the last decade but made just €375m in return
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, on the other hand, realised €246m after spending €832m in the period under review
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Premier League table-toppers Manchester City have recorded the most negative net transfer spending among the top five European Leagues in the last 10 years.
The six-time English league champions are said to have spent a staggering €1 billion on signings but could only recoup €375m - meaning they lost a sum of €631m in the period under review.
Manchester United are behind their City rivals both on the EPL table and the list of teams who have lost more money on the continent.
And according to the stats released by the CIES Football Observatory, they have also lost €586M, having spent €832m but only regained a total of €246m.
Barcelona are next after the Manchester clubs with a deficit of €471m after spending €1711 billion and realised €700 million in return.
Both Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan complete the top five with both European clubs losing €455m and €386m respectively.
For PSG, they spent €854 million especially with the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe but recorded €399 million in the sales of players while Inter made €278m having spent €664m.
Chelsea and Arsenal made their entries on the list in the ninth and tenth positions with €308m and €299m.
The Blues have spent €968M on signing and made a significant amount from sales too with revenue of €660M, while the Gunners have spent less securing players' services with €588m in expenditure and €289m in return.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United are yet to win the Premier League since 2013 despite parading some of the most expensive players in their squad.
The Red Devils recaptured Paul Pogba from Juventus in the summer of 2016 in the club's record deal valued around £89.3 million - the highest the club ever paid on a player to date.
He (Pogba) was part of Jose Mourinho's squad that won the Europa League and the EFL Cup titles but failed to clinch the EPL.