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Premier League Clubs Paid £177M To Injured Players Last Season With Manchester Clubs Topping The List

Premier League Clubs Paid £177M To Injured Players Last Season With Manchester Clubs Topping The List

Premier League clubs forked out £177million to injured players last season, a new study has revealed.

Manchester City and Manchester United ranked first and second respectively in the amount of money paid to crocked stars during the 2016/17 campaign.

Figures show City spent a staggering £18,336,11, while rivals were close behind after shelling out £17,830,944 on their sidelined stars.

Arsenal, West Ham and Liverpool completed the rest of the top five, while champions Chelsea ranking 14th after spending £6,630,000.

A trophyless season in Pep Guardiola’s first term in charge of City saw his side hampered by injuries to key players including Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus.

Mourinho’s League Cup and Europa League-winning side were weakened through the absences of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw.

Both Manchester sides faced off in a friendly clash in the US last week with United running out 2-0 winners.

The Old Trafford club’s signing of Romelu Lukaku has been the biggest transfer of the summer.

The Belgian striker has taken Ibrahimovic’s number nine shirt since completing his £90million move from Everton.

The study, by JLT Speciality, also showed that thrifty Burnley ranked bottom after they spent less than £2million in wages to injured players.

 

 

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