MANCHESTER CITY fielded the most expensive team in Premier League history against Tottenham, costing a whopping £528.9MILLION.
Pep Guardiola’s side included new £100m signing Jack Grealish, with nearly £300m worth of talent on the bench.
City’s goalkeeper for their Prem opener was their undisputed No1 Ederson Moraes, signed from Benfica for £34.9m in June 2017.
At right-back was Joao Cancelo, costing £60m from Juventus, while £49.3m ex-Monaco ace Benjamin Mendy starred at the opposite side.
Ruben Dias, signed for £64.5m in September 2020, was partnered in the heart of the defence by £40m star Nathan Ake.
Alongside Grealish in midfield was Fernandinho, who cost City £30m in 2013, and Ilkay Gundogan – the cheapest player in the team at £20.4m.
Featuring on the left wing for Guardiola’s team was £49m man Raheem Sterling, while £60m star Riyad Mahrez starred down the right.
And completing the XI up front was Ferran Torres, signed from Valencia for an initial £20.8m in August 2020.
That takes the cost of City’s starting line-up to £528.9m – and they still couldn’t beat Europa Conference League hopefuls Tottenham!
Son Heung-Min’s sizzling second-half strike sealed a shock win for the hosts in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first Premier League game as manager.
City had even more cash on the bench, starting with £50m right-back Kyle Walker, £47.5m centre-back John Stones and £28.6m striker Gabriel Jesus.
There was also £1.7m utility man Oleksandr Zinchenko, £5m back-up goalkeeper Zack Steffen and £57m defender Aymeric Laporte.
Completing the bench was £62.5m midfielder Rodri, £54m star Kevin De Bruyne and £43m winger Bernardo Silva – taking the total up to £295.3m.
And City’s squad could be worth even more if they manage to complete a deal for Tottenham striker and target Harry Kane in the coming weeks.
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