Juventus, the club that has invested the most millions in the last 5 seasons, but still without profitability

Juventus, the club that has invested the most millions in the last 5 seasons, but still without profitability

La Vecchia Signora has disbursed more than 800 million euros in the transfer market in the last five seasons, with Cristiano Ronaldo being the most expensive signing of his history. However, even this great investment has not been profitable with important successes.

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Juventus, the club that has invested the most millions in the last 5 seasons, but still without profitability

Juventus is the club that has invested the most in signings in the last 5 seasons | Photos: Agencies

Beyond the different and constant ups and downs that have occurred in its almost 125-year history, Juventus they are one of those traditional teams in Europe whose greatness cannot be questioned. His present, of course, is not what the Bianconero fans and many 'Calcio' lovers would like. But the 'Vecchia Signora', precisely aspiring to an early (football) renaissance, has not tired of investing millions and millions of euros, especially in the last five seasons, confirming itself as the club with the highest spending on transfers.

Conquering the Champions League, as happened in 1985 and 1996, has become quite a difficult mission for Juventus in recent years. Despite having been a protagonist in the transfer markets with very interesting additions, the Turin team has not been able to monetize its millions with more European titles in its record.

That runner-up in 2016/17, in which Real Madrid -led by Cristiano Ronaldo- gave the club a hard blow in the final (4-1), motivated the Bianconera board to reformulate several things for the upcoming transfer markets. That is why, already ahead of the 2018/19 season, he decided to snatch 'CR7' from the Spanish team that frustrated his dream, thus making him the most expensive signing in its history with 117 million euros.

“The Champions League is a trophy that all the greats want to win. The president told me that it is an objective but we are going to fight for everyone. You have to be calm and focused on the Champions League. I want to help Juventus, which was very close”, the Portuguese star pronounced excitedly in his official presentation.

For that season, 'Juve' also invested a large amount of money, mainly in the signings of Joao Cancelo (40.4) , Douglas Costa (40) and Leonardo Bonucci (35). In total, it disbursed 263.2 million euros, according to the specialized portal Transfermarkt. The goal was clearly to win the Champions League at any cost. But it did not happen: the Bianconeri team was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the tournament at the hands of the surprising Ajax.

Juventus, the club that has invested the most millions in the last 5 seasons Last 5 seasons, but still no profitability

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most expensive signing in the history of Juventus | Photo: Juventus

Over millions

Then, in the following transfer markets, Juventus continued to allocate many millions in the reorganization of its roster. For the 2019/20 season, it disbursed 230.5 million eurosin the hiring of Matthijs de Ligt (85.5), Danilo (37), Dejan Kulusevski (35), Cristian Romero (31.5), Luca Pellegrini (22) and Merih Demiral (19.5). In addition, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Gianluigi Buffon and Mattia Bortolussi joined the team as free agents. Despite this, the 'Vecchia Signora' fell in the Champions League round of 16 against Olympique Lyon.

Even with Cristiano Ronaldo at the club and with the intact illusion of conquering Europe again, although with little more caution in the market, Juventus spent 155.31 million euros to the following season, with Arthur (76), Nicolo Rovella (23.3) and Álvaro Morata (20) being their main additions.

That 2020 season/21 ended up being disastrous. The signings didn't help much, nor did Andrea Pirlo's adventure on the bench. It is so Juventus, in addition to being eliminated again in the round of 16 (by Porto), ended his reign in Serie A after nine seasons winning in a row. He was barely able to reach fourth place in the table and gave his throne to Inter Milan. All this motivated the march of CR7 to Manchester.

Juventus, the club that has invested the most millions in the last 5 seasons, but still without profitability

Andrea Pirlo could not solve the problems of the Juventus | Photo: REUTERS/

In the last season, Massimiliano Allegri returned to the bench and now less money was spent on signings: 126.5 million euros. The most expensive operation was that of Dusan Vlahović (81.6), who only joined the squad in the middle of the campaign. For that course, the bianconeros did not win any title for the first time since 2010/11, they were again eliminated in the second round of the Champions League (by Villarreal) and were fourth in Serie A again.

Now Juventus seeks to rise from the ashes that have accompanied him lately. Although Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini, two benchmarks of the club, had to leave, the 'Vecchia Signora' has now added quite interesting reinforcements to its squad, with whom it will seek to return to the place where it belongs.

In fact, so far, Juventus has only paid 40 million euros for the definitive purchase of Federico Chiesa, who was playing in excellent condition on loan at the club in recent years. And the most important thing in this market is that he has added two great world soccer talents as free agents: Ángel Di María and Paul Pogba.

< th>Investment

Season Most expensive signing
2018/19 €263.2 million Cristiano Ronaldo (117)
2019/20 230.5 million euros Matthijs de Ligt (85.5)
2020/21 155.31 million euros Arthur (76)
2021/22 126.5 million euros Dusan Vlahović (81.6)
2021/22 40 million euro Federico Chiesa (40)
TOTAL 815.51 million euros *Source: Transfermarkt

With them and perhaps with another incorporation that is being planned (he would have to look for a replacement for De Ligt in case his departure is finalized), the 'Vecchia Signora' hopes to make their investments more profitable from now on. In fact, the Italian club is the one that has made the greatest economic effort in Europe to strengthen itself in the last five seasons with a total of 815.51 million euros, surpassing Manchester City (653.66), Real Madrid ( 631.25), Barcelona (621.10) and Chelsea (619), according to Transfermarkt data.

Even so, with that huge investment, the bianconero team could only win five titles in that period and all were at the local level: two Serie A, two Italian Super Cup and one Italian Cup. In addition, at most they reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League (2018/19). Now, continuing with more millionaire disbursements, 'Juve' will seek to return to the throne of 'Calcio' and end the curse of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Will have to try again.