5 Clubs Who Have Spent the Most on Transfers Since 2000

Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Chelsea top the list for spending the most amount of money on players since 2000 | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The summer transfer window is in full swing with a number of clubs loosening their purse strings in order to strengthen their squads. When it comes to the Premier League, Chelsea have been the most active club when it comes to signings, spending a staggering amount of money to sign the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva (albeit for free).

Here, we take a look at five clubs who have spent the most since 2000.

Figures courtesy of Transfermarkt.

1. Chelsea - 165 signings - €2.3bn

Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea - Premier League | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Number one on the list and the club who have spent the most over the past two decades have been Chelsea who have spent €2.3billion, just when it comes to signings. Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich's takeover of the club in 2003 brought in a new dawn at Chelsea and despite the spending there has been no doubt that it has worked as seen by the numerous honours they have won in this time period.

2. Real Madrid - 103 signings - €2.2bn

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Real Madrid CF v Granada CF - La Liga | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

When it comes to transfer spending, how can Real Madrid be left behind as the Los Blancos brought in the 'Galacticos' term by signing the biggest superstars in world football in the early 2000's. Madrid have consistently spent big in order to bring the best footballers to their club, though they have been relatively quiet over the past couple of seasons.

3. Barcelona - 106 signings - €2.1bn

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FC Barcelona Training and Press Conference | Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Barcelona were known for their tendency to pick players from their famed 'La Masia' academy, but they have steered off that course in the recent past with the management spending staggering amounts of money to sign players. With a number of those big signings not working, they might have to revert back to their academy in order to freshen up things at the Nou Camp after years of stagnation.

4. Manchester City - 187 signings - €2.1bn

Sergio Aguero, David Silva
Aston Villa v Manchester City - Premier League | Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Sheikh Mansour's takeover of the club in 2008, saw Manchester City go on a spending spree as seen by the amount of players they have signed in the past two decades. The Cityzens continue to bring in players and will for sure move up this list in the near future.

5. Juventus - 253 signings - €2bn

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Juventus v AS Roma - Serie A | Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

Juventus have made a staggering 253 signings worth €2bn since 2000, with the Italians bringing in a large number of players to Turin over the past two decades. It has worked domestically with the Bianconeri winning nine consecutive league titles, but they are yet to enjoy success in Europe - with the club last winning the Champions League in 1996.