These teams are giants of modern football.

Football has become a global sport in recent years. Several renowned billionaires have invested in it. Many now own multiple clubs. This has led to an increase in their spending power and market value of several teams. So, if anyone needs to buy a club they need to meet a particular asking price. This asking price is what is termed as purchase value

Here are the top 10 most expensive clubs in terms of purchase value.

10. FC Barcelona ( €434m )

Barcelona are one of the most successful clubs in the world (Courtesy: The National)

The Spanish giants are one of the biggest clubs in the world. Despite their recent financial struggles, they have a huge value in the football market. The Blaugrana are one of the most successful clubs in Spanish and European football competitions.

Barcelona have a purchase value of €434m. Their stadium Camp Nou is one of the largest in Europe and contributes to most of the club’s revenue. A recent lack of trophies has seen the club’s market value take a slight hit.

9. Atletico Madrid (€451m)

The Madrid side have risen to prominence in recent years. They have rivaled Barcelona and Real Madrid for La Liga titles, winning the competition twice in the past decade. This, coupled with consistent Champions League football has boosted the club’s market value.

The Rojiblacnos have taken advantage of the new income. They have spent huge fees on marquee signings. Joao Felix is an example of that, as they brought in t. Atletico Madrid have a purchase value of around €451m.

8. Arsenal ( €477m )

Arsenal have a huge fan following (Courtesy: India TV)

The Gunners are one of the giants of English football. They are the only team in England to go undefeated for a whole season in 2003-04. But, their last league title success came in 2004. However, Arsenal have performed well in domestic cup competitions in that period.

Despite their lack of success, Arsenal have a huge fan-following in the world. The North Londoners are one of the most popular clubs in the world. This allows them to rope in big sponsorship deals. The Gunners have a purchase value of €477m.

7. Real Madrid (€524m)

The Spanish giants are arguably the most successful club in the history of world football. 13 Champions Leagues and 34 La Liga crowns sees them sit at the pinnacle of the sport. The Los Blancos have a purchase value of €524m.

The Madrid outfit are known for their galactico signings. But, in recent years, the club have moved away from that policy. However, they still have a number of superstars in their team. This coupled with successful seasons keeps them among the clubs with the highest market value.

6. Juventus (€535m)

The Bianconeri are the most successful club in Italy. They saw an increase in popularity after the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. This surged the club’s overall value in the financial market. Despite the Portuguese’s departure, Juventus continue to maintain their status.

The Turin giants have a purchase value of €535m. They are a constant presence in the Champions League. In addition, Juventus have managed to compete at a high level in domestic competitions.

5. Liverpool (€605m)

The Reds have always had a huge fan-following. However, they endured a difficult period since the turn of the century. But, the Merseyside club have once again emerged as one of the top clubs in world football.

In the past few years, Liverpool have won the Premier League and the Champions League. The Reds continue to compete at the highest level in domestic and European competitions. This has skyrocketed their popularity in the sport. The Merseyside out have a purchase value of €605m.

4. Chelsea (€643m)

Roman Abramovich is looking to sell the club (Courtesy: Sports Illustrated)

The Blues have been the most successful club in England since Roman Abramovich’s ownership began. They have won multiple Premier League and Champions League titles. This has established them as a super-power in world football.

Chelsea have a purchase value of €643m. Abramovich has guided them to 21 trophies in a two-decade spell. He was one of the first billionaire owners in football. However, as a repercussion of the Russia-Ukraine war, Abramovic has decided to sell the club.

3. Manchester United (€762m)

The Red Devils are amongst the most popular clubs in the world. The Mancunian outfit have a huge fan-following and a giants’ status in the football market. Despite their recent downfall, they continue to dominate the financial aspects of the sport.

Manchester United are the most successful club in Premier League history. They have won the title a record 20 times. In addition to three Champions League wins. The Red Devils have a purchase value of €762m.

2. Paris Saint-Germain (€825m)

After Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became a major shareholder, the Parisian giants have dominated French football. They have won nine Ligue 1 titles. Seven of those triumphs came after 2010. However, they are yet to win the Champions League.

Despite the lack of European success, they are one of the biggest clubs in world football. PSG are among the richest teams and have some of the best players in the world. Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos all play for the Parisians.

This results in a huge fan-following and pull in the football market. PSG have a purchase value of €825m.

1. Manchester City (€986m)

They have been a dominant force in English football in recent years. The City Football Group took over the club in 2008. Since then, they have been established as a football powerhouse and the club has enjoyed its most successful period.

Manchester City have some of the best players in world football, along with one of the greatest managers of all-time, Pep Guardiola. The club are run well behind the scenes, along with huge financial backing. This has turned them into a successful club. Man City have a purchase value of €986m.

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