United and City: 765 million only in signing defenses since 2016

1627742374 United and City 765 million only in signing defenses since

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

defensive zone.

And it has been proven since its

transfer policy

has focused on

hiring full backs his results have improved substantially.

Varane and the great team that he will have

Varane and the great team that Manchester United will have next year.

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.

50 million

to find

dance partner to Maguire.

For now the French

It is Manchester’s only defensive operation

in this market.


In the

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

euros from



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

24 years

. 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.


Rubón Dias on the day of his presentation with Manchester City.


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

55 million

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

Old Trafford.



also invested in

Joao Cancelo


65 million

, 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.

Harry Maguire in a match with Manchester United.

Harry Maguire in a match with Manchester United.


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

and from


‘pesc’ a

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

‘red devils’,

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.

Aymeric Laporte in his presentation

Aymeric Laporte in his presentation at Manchester City with Txiki Begiristain.


And does

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.

Bailly with Mourinho and Stones with Guardiola.

Bailly with Mourinho and Stones with Guardiola.


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

Otamendi, Mangala

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.

  • Manchester United

  • 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)

  • Manchester City

  • 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)