MANCHESTER CITY have the most valuable squad in world football – worth nearly £1BILLION.
Pep Guardiola's side fell way short of retaining their Premier League title in 2019-20, finishing 18 points adrift of Liverpool.
They also crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, losing 3-1 to Lyon.
And their failures will be put under even further scrutiny, as we can confirm City boast the most-valuable squad in Europe.
Thanks to the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Man City's squad has a combined market value of £958MILLION, according to figures from Transfermarkt.
Guardiola's crop sit ahead of Barcelona (£955m) and Premier League champions Liverpool (£917m) in total value.
Incredibly, FIVE of the top ten spots are taken up by Premier League clubs.
As well as City and Liverpool, Chelsea sit sixth (£727m) with the likes of Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell on the verge of joining, pushing that total higher.
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Manchester United sit ninth with a squad value of £685m, one spot ahead of tenth-placed Tottenham (£637m).
With English clubs dominating the most-valuable squads list, it will put their European failure even further under the microscope.
Reigning Champions League winners Liverpool crashed out in the last-16 stage to Atletico Madrid – who themselves sit eighth in the list, valued at £704m.
Chelsea and Tottenham joined Liverpool in being dumped out in the round-of-16.
Man Utd, meanwhile, lost their Europa League semi-final game against Sevilla.
Whether it's unfulfilled potential or poor coaching, Premier League sides will look to bounce back in European competition next term and reflect their true value.
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