Breaking the bank eleven times over

Ben Darvill

Every single summer there is talk that the transfer record will be broken. It began with an £80million bid from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, before Gareth Bale and then Paul Pogba broke the record.

If you ask us it’s silly money, but it’s pretty damn exciting.

This summer it’s the turn of French youngster Kylian Mbappe to be linked with a world-record transfer following a superb 2017 with Monaco. Whilsy his potential move is just whispers at the moment, it could be yet another record-breaking deal in what may prove to be the most expensive footballing summer in living memory.

With the idea of the ridiculously expensive in mind, what better way to celebrate this flagrant throwing around of money than by compiling the world’s most expensive XI by position; you’re welcome:

There you have it. Obviously a 3-5-2 formation isn’t exactly traditional, but we feel that more midfielders and attackers deserved to make their way into the team. The strike power of the side is simply astounding and there is some real creativity in the middle of the park too.

Is it the strongest of defences though? Probably not. Ederson and Lindelof’s abilities are yet to be assessed in the most competitive league in the world, while Stones struggled massively last term at City. The only man that shone of the four was David Luiz, but his early days at Chelsea allude to the fact that he does have a mistake in him.

Interestingly, this team may look very different by the end of the summer. Real Madrid, Manchester City and United will surely continue to strengthen their side, while Chelsea have been ominously quiet so far.

Will Kylian Mbappe be in the side come September?

 

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