Manchester City tops Soccerex football money list

According to Soccerex, Premier League leader Manchester City has more "financial muscle" than any other club in world football.

Manchester City's possession of top-end players is a contributing factor in it being one of the rich clubs in world football.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City has topped the new Soccerex Football Finance 100 ahead of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

Premier League leader City was deemed to boast the most "financial muscle" in world football based on a combination of its playing assets, fixed assets, money in the bank, potential owner investment and net debt.

According to Soccerex, Arsenal's ranking is "a reflection of its sound business model" and "relatively low net debt".

PSG, which smashed the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona for €222million in August, completed the top three, followed by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in fourth spot.

La Liga leader Barcelona (13th), Premier League powerhouse Liverpool (16th) and Serie A heavyweights Inter (30th) were among the big clubs to miss out on the top 10.

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The top 10 clubs in the Soccerex Football Finance 100:

1. Manchester City
2. Arsenal
3. Paris Saint-Germain 
4. Guangzhou Evergrande
5. Tottenham
6. Real Madrid
7. Manchester United
8. Juventus
9. Chelsea
10. Bayern Munich