Manchester United squad tops Premier League for transfer cost per point

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led Manchester United to six successive league wins, but the club's haul of 44 points has come at a considerable price.

The club have spent £661m assembling their current squad, meaning each point they have won this season has cost more than £15m so far.

 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on December 30, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Image: Paul Pogba (£93.25m) and Romelu Lukaku (£90m) are the most expensive players in the Premier League

Reigning champions Manchester City have splashed a league-topping £748m on their current crop of players, but their title-challenging haul of 56 points averages as the second most expensive at £13.3m.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring Man City's fourth against Burnley
Image: Riyad Mahrez (£60m) is Manchester City's most expensive squad member

Perhaps surprisingly, Everton rank third with an average of £10.2m per point - more than Chelsea (£9.9m) and Merseyside rivals Liverpool (£9m) - while Fulham's average of £8.3m per point is more than Arsenal's £8m.

Alvaro Morata during the FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge on January 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
Image: Chelsea's current squad cost has dropped £70m as Alvaro Morata completes his loan move to Atletico Madrid

Which clubs spend the most in January?

 during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Southampton FC at Goodison Park on August 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Image: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£45m) and Richarlison (£40m) are Everon's most expensive players

In contrast, Cardiff may be among the relegation places after a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out, but each of their 19 points has averaged at a league-low £2.1m.

Josh Murphy equalised for Cardiff
Image: Cardiff spent £12m on Josh Murphy (right)

Watford (£3.9m) and Wolves (£2.8m) appear to be the best value for money, assuming seventh and eighth spot in the Premier League table - despite having squads totalling only £127.6m and £89.3m, respectively.

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Adama Traore celebrates his injury-time winner at the London Stadium
Image: Adama Traore (£18m) is Wolves' most expensive player

Burnley (£4.6m) Brighton (£4.8m) and Bournemouth (£5.1m) are also punching above their weight in gold, while Tottenham are the most economical top-six side with their £300m squad averaging at just £5.9m per point.

Davinson Sanchez during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** XXX
Image: Davinson Sanchez (£38.4m) is Spurs' most expensive player

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