Manchester United have the most expensively assembled squad in world football – and there's no bigger evidence of the Premier League's riches than the full top 20 list.
Chelsea and Manchester City are two of the three other clubs to have broken the €1billion barrier in building their squads alongside perennial Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Over half of the most expensive squads in the world are English clubs, while PSG are the only other club alongside the Premier League's traditional 'big six' at the top end.
It's striking that Tottenham have spent more on transfer fees on players in Ange Postecoglou's current squad (€829million) than La Liga giants Real Madrid have on theirs (€708million), that West Ham's squad (€505million) cost more than Bayern Munich's and that Nottingham Forest's only cost €10million less than Barcelona's.
Even relegation-battlers Everton (€418million) spent more on transfer fees for players in their current squad than Serie A champions Napoli (€392million).
It's worth noting that this does not account for net spend and does not factor in funds raised from lucrative departures, such as Tottenham's €100million sale of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich. It's purely totting up the cumulative transfer fees of the players currently in every club's squad.
Nineteen of the top 20 clubs are based in Europe's major leagues (11 in England, one in France, three in Spain, two in Germany and one in Italy) but Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal feature up in 18th, one place ahead of Barcelona.
Al-Hilal's squad cost a total €382million in transfer fees – the vast majority of which was spent this summer on marquee signings like Neymar (€90million), Malcom (€60million), Ruben Neves (€55million), Aleksandar MitrovicRead on m.allfootballapp.com