The most expensive squads at Euro 2016

Belgium's forward Romelu Lukaku (C)celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between Belgium and Norway

Belgium have the most expensive squad at Euro 2016.The parent clubs of Belgium’s 23 players paid a combined total of £318.9m for their services.That’s according to a new study by Profit Accumulator who looked at the most recent transfer fee of every player going to this summer’s tournament.

The Red Devils’ most expensive player is Kevin De Bruyne cost Manchester City £55m. He’s followed by Christian Benteke (£32.5m), and Eden Hazard (£32m).Germany’s squad cost the next most with a combined fee of £264.5m.

Mario Gotze of Germany celebrates scoring his teams first goal

England have the third most expensive squad (£189.7m) followed by France (183.1m) and Spain (£177.7m).Wales’ squad cost a combined £136.1m. Almost two thirds of that (£86m) comes from the transfer fee that Real Madrid paid

Tottenham for Gareth Bale. The Welsh forward cost more than the entire squads of Northern Ireland (£16.4m), Poland (£13.8m), Romania (13.7m), Hungary (£12m), Albania (£9.1m) and Ukraine (£6.3m) combined.

Clubs from the English leagues are sending 133 players who cost their clubs a combined £953m in transfer fees.

Players from Spanish clubs cost their sides £430m, while those from German clubs cost £272m and Italian clubs £240m.

Cost of squad (£m)

Belgium: 318.9

Germany: 264.5

England: 189.7

France: 183.1

Spain: 177.7

Portugal: 160.7

Italy: 153.6

Wales: 136.1

Croatia: 134.6

Switzerland: 102.6

Turkey: 69.2

Rep. of Ireland: 47.9

Russia: 47.6

Czech Rep.: 39.7

Sweden: 37.9

Slovakia: 27.8

Austria: 24.1

Iceland: 19.4

Northern Ireland: 16.4

Poland: 13.8

Romania: 13.7

Hungary: 12

Albania: 9.1

Ukraine: 6.3

Source http://www.mirror.co.uk


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