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The exorbitant figure that United and City have spent to sign defenders

Published:31/07/2021 - 23:07h

Updated:1/08/2021 - 00:45h

The teams of Manchester have known how reinforce his defensive sagas in the last years, but are alarming the figures that have invested

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In the last years, the Premier League has exceeded to the rest of the leagues in Europe in question of signings. The economic power of the English clubs, that do not look twice the price to reinforce his teams, has been determinant so that the clubs go back to be between the best of the old continent. The Manchester United and City, that are 'breaking' this market of signings with millionaire incorporations, are two of the combined that more they have desembolsillado recently.

The curious is that both teams have invested an amazing quantity of money to reinforce his defensive sagas. In the Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium, between 2016 and 2021 (up to now) have spent at all more and at all less than 765 million euros, as it has desvelado 'Mark'. If it takes in account all the decade, the figure reaches the 1028 'kilos'. Raphael Varane has been the last incorporation, from the Real Madrid (50M) and 'destapa' all the operations of the ones of Manchester in the last markets.

The French has been the only incorporation in the English city, but in previous years the magnitude of incorporations has been impressive. Only in the summer of the 2020-2021, the City fichó to Ruben Dias (68M) from the Benfica and Nathan Aké (45,3M) pertinent of the Bournemouth. His neighbours, signed to Alex Telles, of the Port wine, by 15 million euros.

A year before, for the start of the season 2019-20, went the United the one who threw the house by the window: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (55M) and Harry Maguiere, the one who turned into the most expensive defender of the history after recalar in the Old Trafford by 85 'kilos' from the Leicester City. By his part, the ones of Pep Guardiola did with Joao Cancel (65M), besidesd and Angeliño and Pedro Porro, by 12 millions both.

Millionaire signings

In the 2018-19 was the period more 'calm' of the English and only registered the signing of Diogo Dalot by the United at a rate of 22 millions. However, a year before was when Pep Guardiola revolutionised the defence of his team, spending at all more and at all less than 205,2 'kilos' between Laporte (65M), Danilo (30M), Walker (52,7), as well as Mendy (57,7M). All the defensive saga renewed.

Finally, in the summer of 2016-17, the group 'citizen' fichó to John Stones from the Everton by 55,6M and Zinchenko (2M), pertinent of the K Ufa Russian. The United, under the orders of José Mourinho, fichó to Eric Bailly by 38 millions from the Villarreal.

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