The Premier League is the richest league in the world, and for a very good reason. The quality of football played at the top flight of English football is some of the best in the world.
Hence, it only makes sense that the big bucks be splashed out where the talent and the quality is the best that it can be. For some of the clubs, the market value is equal to that of a small country, while for others, the number is a little more believable.
However, hundreds of millions are spent every year in maintaining the functioning of clubs. Owing to that end, here are the top 10 Premier League clubs based on market value.
10. Aston Villa (€311.80 million)
The once European champions kick off the list of the most expensive clubs in the Premier League, with a market value in excess of €300 million.
Aston Villa were unbeaten this season until their match against Leeds United and lost their next match against Southampton in a seven-goal thriller.
9. Wolves (€387.90 million)
Wolves managed to compete in the Europa League last season but failed to qualify for the tournament again. Considering the fact that they spent the most part of the last decade in the Championship, the growth has been rapid for the Midlands club since the Chinese investments started flowing in.
8. Leicester City (€469 million)
On their day, Leicester City play some brilliant football. But they also have a tendency to let form drop pretty quickly. All that said, Leicester City, much like Wolves, were nowhere close to the top of the table when the 2010s began.
However, following an influx of cash, the Foxes won the 2015 Premier League and also competed in the Champions League. They currently compete in the Europa League and are one of the favourites to win the tournament.
7. Everton (€508.3 million)
The Toffees are the club that have always been left out of the so-called Big Six of the Premier League, and the evaluation of the squad by market value includes few changes for the Merseyside Blues.
They enjoyed a fruitful start to the 20/21 season and will be hoping to achieve a Europa League spot if a top-four finish is out of their reach.
6. Arsenal (€632 million)
The Gunners are one of the oldest clubs in the Premier League and have always been one of the biggest clubs in the division, ever since their inception. Although the era of the Invincibles is far gone, the Gunners are regulars to a top 6 finish almost every season and are on the verge of a rebuild under former player-turned-manger Mikel Arteta.
5. Tottenham Hotspur (€738.55 million)
The London based club made it to the Champions League final two seasons ago and have since fallen to the Europa League. Although they have been mocked for their lack of silverware in the Premier League era, Jose Mourinho is probably their best shot at winning some form of silverware before too long.
4. Manchester United (€799.85 million)
Arguably one of the biggest clubs in England, Manchester United have managed to maintain their stature right from the very beginning as the home of some of the best players in the country and the league. When you look at the number of trophies and legendary players that have all played for the Red Devils, it becomes clear as to why they have such a dedicated fanbase and high value.
3. Chelsea (€838.90 million)
The London based club have undergone a massive change in stature ever since Roman Abramovich assumed ownership of the club. Since then, the Roman era has seen the club win some form of silverware in almost every season and has produced some of the best footballers that the Premier League has seen.
1. Manchester City and Liverpool (€1.08 billion)
Liverpool have won the most number of Champions League titles in all of England with six to their name while Manchester City were a mid-table side until Etihad came along. These two clubs have been in a league of their own within the Premier League, and have some of the best talents in the entire league. They have been battling it out at the top of the league for the better part of the last decade and this leads to them being tied at the top of the list for the club with the highest market value in the league.
*Market values taken from Transfermarkt
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