By Dominic Toner
Tottenham are inside the top 20 for the most expensive squads in Europe, according to new figures.
The CIES Football Observatory have calculated the cost of each squad in Europe’s top five leagues and analysed the sums spent in transfer fees.
The report details that Spurs’ current squad has cost £240million to assemble and they are 12th on the list.
Manchester United top the standings (£628million), with English rivals Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all included in the top 10.
Spurs carried out a moderate transfer window of spending and recruited Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
The north London club did complete a deadline-day swoop for Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle and the midfielder cost £30million.
Spurs are hopeful of competing at the top-end of the Premier League this season and are keen to follow up their third-placed finish last year.
Mauricio Pochettino has managed to build a competitive squad and they remain the only unbeaten side in the league this campaign, following their impressive 2-0 win against league leaders Man City.
One of the Spurs’ most crucial players is forward Harry Kane, who graduated through the academy and is now the club’s talisman.
Sissoko became the joint-most expensive player ever to move to White Hart Lane, with current winger Erik Lamela costing the same sum from Roma in 2013.
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