With transfer fees spiralling higher and higher, financial muscle is becoming more and more important as clubs try to get ahead of their rivals.
But just which clubs have the biggest financial power in the football world?
Soccerex have produced a report on football clubs and their monetary strength, using a bespoke methodology to evaluate and rank the top 100 clubs across the planet based on their finances.
They have taken into account potential owner investment, player value, assets, debt and cash in the bank.
Perhaps, unsurprisingly, given the Premier League’s financial domination of the transfer market, there are five clubs from England’s top flight in the top ten. But who are they and where do they come compared to other sides?
Watch the video above to find out who they are and why they place where they do.