There is no denying that there is more money in the game than ever before, however some might be shocked at just how much has been made available over the years.
Indeed, there are football clubs in the world that are able to spend whatever they want without a blink of an eye these days, whilst there are others who could only wish that they were able to meet demands that others set without having to try to raise the funds required.
Of course, generating additional funds is something that everyone in the world looks to try and accomplish via a number of different means, with some using yeti casino Za alongside their passion for gambling to do so, whilst football clubs will look to sell players that can fetch the money required.
However, this article is more about the European football clubs that have not had an issue spending money in the transfer window since the turn of the millennium.
And, for many, it is hardly a surprise to learn that Chelsea sit right at the top of the list when it comes to spending the most money possible. According to data collected by TransferMarkt (via GiveMeSport), the Blues have spent €2.4bn (£2bn) on players since 2000/01, with Roman Abramovich’s arrival in 2003 having accelerated the amount that has been spent since.
Unsurprisingly, they are joined at the top of the list by Manchester City, as their own cash-rich owners have spent a total of €2.3bn, whilst European powerhouses Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus complete the top five.
Manchester United appear sixth in the list, with the Red Devils said to have spent €2bn (£1.7bn) on transfers and they sit just ahead of Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain who are tied for seventh. Liverpool follow closely behind, as do AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, AS Roma, Arsenal and FC Bayern Munich.
Of course, the clubs mentioned on the list are far from surprising given that they have a history of shelling out when they have the funds to do so, however there can be some surprise in the position that they find themselves in. For instance, would many have predicted Spurs to be as high on the list or for FC Bayern to be as low on the list?
Nonetheless, it would be not a surprise to see these values all increase in the January transfer window with teams looking to add to their squads, although it might be hard to see any team (apart from Newcastle United) enter the list in the near future.