PSG-Manchester United: the two starting teams estimated at 1 billion euros

The shock between Manchester United and PSG on Tuesday is also that of two monsters in the football economy and the transfer market. The Deloitte firm indicated at the beginning of the year in its annual report that MU and Paris were respectively the 3rd and 5th clubs in the world to generate the most revenue (711.5 million euros against 635.9 million for 2018-2019) .

A recent study by the Football Observatory (CIES), linked to Fifa, also recently recalled that PSG and Manchester United were behind Manchester City (1.036 billion euros) the two clubs in Europe to have spent the most in transfer fees to form their current team: 888 million euros for PSG (including 402 million for Neymar and Mbappé, in 2017) and 844 million euros for Manchester United.

On this board, the valuation of players on the transfer market is another indicator of the quality of the teams, the potential of the players and the possible profits within the reach of their employer (except for loaned players). On this ground, the eleven expected from Thomas Tuchel should be slightly higher than that of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Transfermakt, the benchmark in the matter: 534 million euros against 499.5 million. The supposed value of the 22 players at kick-off exceeds one billion euros.

The end of contracts in 2022 for Neymar and Mbappé slightly reduce their value, just like that at the end of the season for Angel Di Maria. The estimates are sometimes widely revised upwards or downwards depending on supply and demand. Thus, Kimpembe is now estimated at 35 million euros, which may be surprising. With all these reservations, the overall workforce of PSG is evaluated above that of Manchester United: 859 million euros against 800 million.

The absences of Marco Verratti (60 million euros) and Mauro Icardi (55 million) decrease the value of the Parisian eleven, just like those of Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood in the Mancunian team (50 million each).

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