Real Madrid and Barca’s squad price is too super
The superiority of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spanish league in the affairs of financial strength is unchallenged. Evidently, the price of their squad is much higher than its rivals in La Liga, the highest caste Spanish League.
In theory, there are 20 teams who are likely to win the Spanish League title. But looking at the facts of the squad, it seems that Barca and Real Madrid will compete for the highest throne.
The difference in economic power between the two clubs with other teams is evident, one of which is the total squad price for the 2017-2018 season. Barca and Real Madrid spent money equal to those spent by 18 other clubs about buying players.
As reported by Marca, Real Madrid spent 471.5 million euros (about Rp 7.411 trillion) to become the most extravagant club in the formation of this season’s squad. Purchases of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale accounted for half of that amount.
Barca came in second with 434.97 million euros (about Rp 6.837 trillion). But this is simply because the Catalans do not have to buy their megastar, Lionel Messi.
After Neymar left, now Luis Suarez became the most expensive player in Barca followed by Paulinho, Andre Gomes, Arda Turan, Nelson Semedo and Paco Alcacer are purchased for between 30 to 40 million euros.
This amount is very far compared to the money 5 million euros (about Rp 78,599 billion) that Girona spent to form the squad this season. The number is the smallest among the other La Liga clubs.
From the Girona squad this season, 19 players are coming without a penny, whether it comes with loan status, academy players or come with free transfer status.
Levante, Las Palmas and Leganes also have expenses of under 10 million euros which further indicate how different the financial conditions of big teams with small teams in the competition.
There are only six teams that spend more than 100 million euros to form the 2017-2018 season squad:
1. Real Madrid – 471.5 million euros
2. Barcelona – 434.97 million euros
3. Atletico Madrid – 274,71 million euro
4. Valencia – 149.55 million euros
5. Sevilla – 135.05 million euros
6. Villareal – 112.95 million euros