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Most expensive players per minute


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By Adam Smith

Last Updated: 26/05/17 12:05pm

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Which players have cost the most in transfer fees per Premier League minute since last summer? Read on to find out…

Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is the most expensive summer signing from last year per minute, costing a remarkable £183,673.47 for every 60 seconds of Premier League action since his £9m move from Marseille in August.

That figure almost equates to purchasing a flat outright in the surrounding area every minute.

Nkoudou only clocked 49 minutes in the Premier League this season from eight brief substitute appearances.

Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has cost £183,673.47 per minute

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has cost £183,673.47 per minute

Meanwhile, Michy Batshuayi also moved from Marseille to the Premier League last summer, joining champions-to-be Chelsea in a £33m deal.

But the Belgium striker only managed 239 minutes during the season, including 19 substitute appearances and just one start – equating to £138,912.13 in transfer fees per minute.

Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring the goal that won Chelsea the title

Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring the goal that won Chelsea the title

However, the 23-year-old still managed to score five league goals during his limited game time, including the league-winning goal at West Brom, before netting twice against Sunderland on the final day.

Arsenal’s Lucas Perez has failed to make an impact in England since his £17.1m move from Deportivo last August and has cost £64,528.30 for each of his 265 minutes on the pitch.

Lucas Perez has cost £64,528.30 a minute this season

Lucas Perez has cost £64,528.30 a minute this season

Former Premier League champions Leicester signed Nampalys Mendy from Nice for £13m in July last year, but the Frenchman only registered 271 minutes for the Foxes – that’s £49,970.48 a minute.

Manchester United Paul Pogba is the anomaly among the leading pack, in terms of having played an impressive 2,608 minutes – but his world-record £93.25m price tag still averages at £35,755.37 per minute.

In addition to Nkoudou, Spurs’ summer signings Moussa Sissoko and Vincent Janssen also made the top 20, costing £33,259.42 from 902 minutes and £22,355.77 from 832 minutes, respectively.

Check out the table below to see the most expensive summer signings per minute…

Most expensive 2016 summer signings per minute

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou Tottenham £9.0m 49 £183,673.47
Michy Batshuayi Chelsea £33.2m 239 £138,912.13
Lucas Perez Arsenal £17.1m 265 £64,528.30
Nampalys Mendy Leicester £13.0m 271 £47,970.48
Paul Pogba Man Utd £93.25m 2608 £35,755.37
Moussa Sissoko Tottenham £30.0m 902 £33,259.42
Ilkay Gundogan Man City £21.0m 709 £29,619.18
Borja Baston Swansea £15.5m 547 £28,336.38
Yannick Bolasie Everton £28.0m 1028 £27,237.35
John Stones Man City £50.0m 2013 £24,838.55
Isaac Success Watford £12.5m 504 £24,801.59
Lewis Cook Bournemouth £10.0m 431 £23,201.86
Islam Slimani Leicester £29.0m 1279 £22,673.96
Vincent Janssen Tottenham £18.6m 832 £22,355.77
Brad Smith Bournemouth £6.0m 272 £22,058.82
Leroy Sane Man City £37.0m 1786 £20,716.69
Lys Mousset Bournemouth £5.4m 265 £20,377.36
Ahmed Musa Leicester £15.0m 753 £19,920.32
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Man Utd £26.3m 1349 £19,495.92
Nolito Man City £13.8m 778 £17,737.79



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