Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League table on Monday, but not in the way that fans had hoped, as the club was named the one with the most transfer losses in the last decade, According to Goal.
Manchester United has had the largest net transfer loss in Europe’s five major leagues over the last decade, with a net spend of more than €1 billion (£846m/$1.14bn). Sir Alex Ferguson led United to their last Premier League title in 2012-13. Despite heavily investing in new players, they have only won three major trophies since.
Between 2012 and the present, United have spent €1.5 billion (£1.3 billion/$2 billion) on new players, with €467 million (£395 million/$534 million) recouped in sales. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona round out the top four, with all of them having won five or more titles to United’s solitary triumph.
Everton (€429 million), Aston Villa (€424 million), and Chelsea (€413 million) are among the top ten, while West Ham, Liverpool, Tottenham and Crystal Palace are all in negative.