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Bayern Munich's Starting XI Against Lyon Cost Just £90 Million

Bayern Munich's Starting XI Against Lyon Cost Just £90 Million

Bayern Munich have put together a formidable starting XI by spending very little in the transfer market compared to their European rivals.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Bayern Munich's starting XI against Lyon only cost £90 million - that's just £10 million more than what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.

Since the Champions League restart, Bayern have destroyed Chelsea, Barcelona and Lyon as they play Paris Saint-Germain in the final on Sunday.

And the two Champions League finalists operate in completely different ways.

In PSG, you have a money-backed giant who have splashed serious amounts of money to land Neymar (£198 million) and Kylian Mbappe (£131 million).

Image: PA
Image: PA

But the Germans are far more efficient in the transfer market having spent just a little over £90 million to assemble their starting XI against Lyon on Wednesday.

The Bundesliga champions paid the most for Manuel Neuer who cost £27 million back in 2011, while goal machine Robert Lewandowski didn't cost a penny.

They also made shrewd business choices in signing Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies for just £9 million not to mention the £7.5 million they paid to buy Serge Gnabry.

For more context, Barcelona forked out £120 million to sign Philippe Coutinho who scored against them in the quarter-finals. Ouch.

Bayern Munich's starting XI vs. Lyon:

Manuel Neuer (£27 million)

Alphonso Davies (£9 million)

David Alaba (£135,000)

Jerome Boateng (£12 million)

Joshua Kimmich (£7.65 million)

Leon Goretzka (Free)

Thiago (£22.5 million)

Ivan Perisic (Loan - £4.5 million)

Serge Gnabry (£7.5 million)

Thomas Muller (Academy)

Robert Lewandowski (Free)

Total - £90,135,000

It'll be the tale of two different tapes when Bayern face PSG for the coveted Champions League on Sunday.

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Topics: Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Champions League, Bayern Munich