New stats show spending gulf between Manchester City and Leicester

Manchester City and Leicester are only separated by goal difference at the top of the Premier League but the Sky Blues are way ahead in another area.

Leicester may be locking horns with Manchester City at the top of the table in the Premier League but their spending levels are nothing compared to those of the Sky Blues.

Newly compiled data has revealed the incredible gulf between the English top-flight’s two best teams and further highlights the incredible job being done by Claudio Ranieri and the Foxes squad.

It’s all based around the latest study from looking at the average transfer expenditure per player on the pitch.

According to the figures, Manchester City spent an average of €28.3 million per player on the pitch since the start of the 2014/15 season.

That puts the Citizens ahead of Manchester United (€27.4 million) and Chelsea (€21.9 million) when it comes to such outlay with Arsenal (€16.1 million) down in fourth.

Leicester City, meanwhile, exist at the other end of the spectrum with a total of €2.5 million per player on the pitch representing the fourth lowest total ahead of the newly-promoted trio of Norwich (€2.4 million), Watford (€1.3 million) and Bournemouth (€0.7 million).

Proof that, when it comes to football, money may not buy you everything!


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