Manchester United squad tops Premier League for transfer cost per point | Football News

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Last Updated: 01/29/19 7:49 am

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led Manchester United to six consecutive league wins, but the club's haul of 44 points has come at a considerable price.

The club has spent £ 661m assembling their current squad, meaning each point they have won this season has cost more than £ 15m so far.

Paul Pogba (£ 93.25m) and Romelu Lukaku (£ 90m) are the most expensive players in the Premier League

Paul Pogba (£ 93.25m) and Romelu Lukaku (£ 90m) are the most expensive players in the Premier League

Reigning champions Manchester City have splashed to league-topping £ 748m on their current crop of players, but their title-challenging haul of 56 points averages at the second most expensive at £ 13.3m.

Riyad Mahrez (£ 60m) is Manchester City's most expensive squad member

Riyad Mahrez (£ 60m) is Manchester City's most expensive squad member

Perhaps surprisingly, Everton rank with an average of £ 10.2m per point – more than Chelsea (£ 9.9m) and Merseyside rivals Liverpool (£ 9m) – while Fulham's average of £ 8.3m per point is more than Arsenal's £ 8m.

Chelsea's current squad cost has dropped £ 70m as Alvaro Morata completes his loan move to Atletico Madrid

Chelsea's current squad cost has dropped £ 70m as Alvaro Morata completes his loan move to Atletico Madrid

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Gylfi Sigurdsson (£ 45m) and Richarlison (£ 40m) are Everon's most expensive players

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£ 45m) and Richarlison (£ 40m) are Everon's most expensive players

In contrast, Cardiff may be among the relegation places after a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out, but their 19 points has been played at a league-low £ 2.1m.

Cardiff spent £ 12m on Josh Murphy (right)

Cardiff spent £ 12m on Josh Murphy (right)

Watford (£ 3.9m) and Wolves (£ 2.8m) appear to be the best value for money, assuming seventh and eighth spots in the Premier League table – despite having squads totalling only £ 127.6m and £ 89.3m, respectively.

Adama Traore (£ 18m) is Wolves' most expensive player

Adama Traore (£ 18m) is Wolves' most expensive player

Burnley (£ 4.6m) Brighton (£ 4.8m) and Bournemouth (£ 5.1m) are also punching above their weight in gold, while Tottenham are the most economical top-six side with their £ 300m squad averaging at just £ 5.9m for point.

Davinson Sanchez (£ 38.4m) is Spurs' most expensive player

Davinson Sanchez (£ 38.4m) is Spurs' most expensive player

  • Davinson Sanchez: £ 38.4m
  • Moussa Sissoko: £ 30m
  • Erik Lamela: £ 30m
  • Lucas Moura: £ 25m
  • Serge Aurier: £ 23m

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