Until a few years ago the most expensive signings in the world of football were players who played from the midfield up, above all were the forwards who moved the most money in the market. But in recent years the prices of all the demarcations have risen and a goalkeeper and a defender already cost the same as an attacker.
And good proof of this are Manchester teams that in the l
scam five have invested more than anyone
in reinforcing their
but not at a low price if not ‘scratching’ your pocket. They have realized that
to dominate the Premier and take the big leap to win the Champions League
have to build their teams from the
And it has been proven since its
has focused on
hiring full backs his results have improved substantially.
Since 2016 between the two teams of the city they have spent a whopping 765 million euros,
and if we take into account the
Last decade the figure rises to 1.048 million.
The latest addition of the
United, Raphael Varane
shows the bet in this regard.
dance partner to Maguire.
For now the French
It is Manchester’s only defensive operation
in this market.
transfer market summer 2020
, even though that him
covid affected large operations
for hurting club economies, City did not skimp and
signed Rben Dias for 68 million
Nathan Ak for 45.3 million from Bournemouth.
has justified its price by being named the
Best Premier Player
last year and giving incredible security to yours with just
. The Dutchman, on the other hand, has had more bad luck with injuries that have prevented him from showing his worth. The
‘Red Devils’ only bought Alex Telles for 15 million from Porto.
If the previous year were those of
Guardiola those who bet heavily on defense,
It was up to the neighboring team to go strong. First
on the right side of the
Crystal Palace, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who
He’s gotten into the right lane since he arrived. But as if that weren’t enough the
United paid 85 million for Harry Maguire,
who played in the
, for now it seems that they will be amortized, leader of the locker room and captain in just two seasons in
also invested in
, the ex of the
He is the holder although sometimes he alternates the position with
on the left wing. And they also signed two full-backs who have passed without pain or glory for the team, the two Spaniards
Angelio and Pedro Porro, both cost 12 million.
Ao very stopped in this defensive aspect in
hardly a remarkable operation that of
Diogo Dalot to United for 22 million from Porto
. The right-hander had no luck at the club.
2017 was when Guardiola’s bet to improve the ‘citizen’ defense was really seen.
It was spent
205.2 million euros
Only in defenders.
was the most expensive came from
Athletic for 65 million
and where it was reinforced the most were the laterals, two rights with
Benjamin Mendy for 57.5 million from Mnaco
Kyle Walker for 52.7.
And for the left wing the Brazilian
Danilo for 30 ‘kilos’ after being European champion with Real Madrid.
Following with the
in that market they only bought from
Victor Lindelf of Benfica for 35 million
, but it was a good purchase, the central has
accompanied by Maguire in the center of the rear,
the problem for the Swede is going to be
arrival of Varane
to the team that ‘a priori’ will mean his departure from the starting eleven.
five years of the great reinforcement of the ‘skyblues’
55.6 million euros
by the central of
Everton, John Stones,
for much less price I arrived
Zinchenko for two million from the Russian FK Ufa
. While United, with Mourinho as a coach, made a large investment in defending the
Villarreal Eric Bailly for 38 million
, the ivory did not fit in the team.
Only 283 million from 2011 to 2016,
little compared to all those spent in the last five years but large operations were carried out such as
but the only one of this period who has succeeded in
Manchester has been Luke Shaw who arrived at Old Trafford for 37.5 million
and has become fixed on the left wing and revalued in this last season with
Solskjaer and in the Eurocup with England.
2015-16 Matteo Darmian 18 million (Torino)
2014-15 Luke Shaw 37.5 million (Southampton), Marcos Rojo 20 million (Sporting Lisbon) and Daley Blind 17.5 million (Ajax)
2011-12 Phil Jones 19.3 million (Blackburn) and Ashley Young 18 million (Aston Villa)
2015-16 Nicols Otamendi 44.5 million (Valencia)
2014-15 Eliaquim Mangala 45 million (Porto)
2013-14 Jess Navas 20 million (Sevilla) and Martn Demichelis 4.5 million (Atltico de Madrid)
2012-2013 Nemanja Nastasic 15.2 million (Fiorentina) and Maicon 3.5 million (Inter)
2011-12 Stefan Savic 12 million (Partizan Belgrade) and Gael Clichy 7.75 million (Arsenal)