Matchday 2 of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League season comes on the 28th Of September, and many fans will be looking to the game between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Note that these two teams have arguably the best squad in Europe. While many fans will be anticipating Lionel Messi's return to PSG's lineup, others will be looking forward to how Pep Guardiola would set up his team against Pochettino.
Therefore, a closer look at both teams shows a lot of talented players. Also, note Clubs now spend a lot of money to buy the best player and two of the biggest spenders in the last 10 years are Manchester City and PSG. However, this article will be comparing PSG's five most expensive signings to Manchester City's most expensive signings. Take a look!
Manchester City's Most Expensive Signings
1. Jack Grealish.
Photo: Grealish || CaughtOffside
Many weeks ago, Manchester City signed Jack Grealish for a record fee of $129.25M from Aston Villa. He's Manchester City's most expensive player. Recall that the English playmaker grabbed a goal and an assist on his UCL debut.
2. Kevin De Bruyne.
Photo: De Bruyne || Twitter
In 2015, Kevin De Bruyne was signed from Wolfsburg for a fee of $83.6M. The Belgian midfielder has become of the best midfielders in the world.
3. Ruben Dias.
Photo: Dias || Twitter
The 24-year-old Portuguese defender proved his price tag after his performances for Manchester City last season. Dias won the best defender award in the UCL and also the best English Premier League Player award last season. However, note that the Centre-back was bought for $74.8M from Benfica in 2020.
4. Riyad Mahrez.
Photo: Mahrez || Twitter
The Algerian was bought from Leicester City in 2018 for $74.58M. After joining Manchester City, Mahrez has been an important member of the team.
5. Joao Cancelo.
Photo: Cancelo || Twitter
Cancelo was signed from Juventus in 2019 for a fee of $71.5M. Note the Portuguese right-back has contributed a lot to the team. He can play as a right-back or left-back.
Paris SG's Most Expensive Signings
Photo: Neymar || Twitter
PSG broke the bank when the club signed Brazilian forward "Neymar" from Barcelona in 2017. A whooping sum of $244.2M was paid to get the services of Neymar. Note that he's their most expensive player.
2. Kylian Mbappe.
Photo: Mbappe || Twitter
At number two is Mbappe, who was signed from Monaco in 2018. Mbappe's transfer fee was $159.9M. However, Mbappe is currently one of the best players in the world.
3. Edinson Cavani.
Photo: Cavani at PSG || AS
Cavani moved from Napoli to Paris SG in 2013. He was signed for $70.95M, and he went on to win many titles at PSG.
4. Angel Di Maria.
Photo: Di Maria || Planet football
After having a difficult spell at Manchester United, the Argentine moved to Paris Saint Germain in 2015. Note that PSG bought Di Maria for $69.3M.
5. Achraf Hakimi.
Photo: Hakimi || Twitter
The last name on my list is Hakimi. The Moroccan moved from Inter Milan to PSG many weeks ago for a fee of $66M. However, it must be stated that Hakimi has done well so far with his new club.
In conclusion, the above breakdown further confirms that PSG and Manchester City are the biggest money spenders. However, who will as both of them go head to head in the UCL?
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