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‹ Perez | August 26th 2016

Granit Xhaka lines up alongside Paul Pogba in Premier League XI

Granit Xhaka is Paul Pogba’s partner in front of the back four according to online supplement retailer Discount Supplements in their all-time Premier League most expensive XI.

The Swiss international became the most expensive holding midfielder in Premier League history earlier this summer when we splashed out £34m on the 23-year-old from Borussia Mönchengladbach.

However, the record didn’t last for long as Manchester United broke the world record transfer fee when they subsequently spent an incredible £89.3m on Paul Pogba from Juventus.

The French international played a box-to-box role with the Serie A champions, and although several journalists and pundits had suggested he would play the number 10 role in José Mourinho’s side, Pogba played alongside Marouane Fellaini in front of the back four in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Southampton on Friday night.

Discount Supplements don’t have room for our record transfer, Mesut Özil, in their starting XI as the German playmaker was cheaper than Ángel Di María, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City are responsible for two of those aforementioned signings and also five of the Premier League’s top 10 all-time transfer fees, the other three being John Stones, Sergio Agüero and Leroy Sané.

Looking at the starting lineup, Liverpool have still spent more money on a right-back than any other club in Premier League history… that was acquiring Glen Johnson from Portsmouth back in 2009.

Interesting stats from the graphic show that Manchester United could have purchased 14 Caribbean Islands for the price they spent on Paul Pogba!  Alternatively, they could have drunk 29,800,000 pints between them.

Looking at the Discount Supplements site they could have purchased a large number of protein bars too to help bulk up their defence…

Article Published: Friday, August 26, 2016 10:29 AM

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