Mercato: PSG king of transfers in Ligue 1

With expenditure of 147.50 million euros, Paris Saint-Germain finished by far at the top of the French clubs which will have spent the most money in the off-season, ahead of Stade Rennais and Olympique de Marseille.

Renato Sanches, PSG Paris Saint-Germain

A group « quality » according to Galtier

Six players came to fill the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain in the off-season. The capital club has recruited Portuguese midfielder Vitinha (41.50 million euros, FC Porto), Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz (23 million euros, Naples), Spanish attacking midfielder Carlos Soler (18 million euros, FC Valence), Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches (15 million euros, Lille), French right-back Nordi Mukiele (12 million euros, RB Leipzig) and French striker Hugo Ekitike (loan, Stade of Reims).

In the Top 10 biggest spending clubs

Despite the failure of the arrival of a central defender – Inter Milan having not released the Slovak international Milan Skriniar – Christophe Galtier was satisfied with the recruitment. “We have been working calmly from the start. The most important thing is that the transfer window is over. We will do with the staff at my disposal, which is quality“, analyzed the Parisian coach at a press conference. Taking into account the exercise of the option to buy Portuguese defender Nuno Mendes, bought for 38 million euros, Paris Saint-Germain will have spent 147.50 million euros. Seventh most active European club – a good distance from first place Chelsea – the reigning French champion unsurprisingly crushes the competition in France.

According to figures from Transfermarkt, Paris Saint-Germain is very clearly ahead of Stade Rennais, the second most expensive Ligue 1 team with purchases estimated at 76 million euros. Next in the Top 10 are Olympique de Marseille (75.40 million euros), Nice (70 million euros), Racing Club de Lens (32.15 million euros), Lille (26 million euros), Troyes (17.50 million euros), Stade de Reims (16.60 million euros), Toulouse Football Club (10.40 million euros) and Olympique Lyonnais (9.45 millions of euros).

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