Football's 25 most expensive players including four from Man City and one from Man Utd - gallery

Both Manchester clubs have spent big money in recent years but have any signings proved good value?

The Premier League is the biggest-spending league in the world with Manchester United and Manchester City splashing the cash on signings in recent years. Erik ten Hag has spent more than £400million since arriving in 2022 while Pep Guardiola has overseen multiple shopping sprees at the Etihad during his eight-year tenure.

But how many of their current crop have proven good value? Well, the CIES Football Observatory has listed the world's most expensive players and stars from both sides of Manchester are up there with the best. Their analysis factors in several key points not limited to on-field performance - age and contract length, for example - and recently released a list of the world's most valuable assets. Take a look and find your favourites below.

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