The Portuguese international, Rúben Dias, has long been coveted by the elite of European football. The elimination of SL Benfica from the Champions League anticipated an inevitable departure of the player who, thus, becomes the fifth most expensive defense ever. In the list of the 10 most expensive defenses in the world, the Premier league, unsurprisingly, dominates, with special emphasis on Manchester City which, in the defensive sector alone, has already spent 496 million euros since 2014/15, according to the “Transfermarkt” portal .
Liverpool FC and Manchester United want to boost the creation of the European Super League with five billion euros
The format of the European super-league would allow a maximum of five teams per league, mostly made up of clubs from England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany (Big Five). One of the main purposes of its creation is to replace the Champions League from 2022.
The English emblem had recorded profits of 20 million in the same period in 2019, but the suspension of the championship due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a 40% loss in television revenues.
The UEFA plan is explained by the Spanish portal “Palco23” which cites the British “The Telegraph”, a proposal that extends from 32 to 36 the number of teams that will dispute the group stage of the most important club competition in Europe of football.