So much for youth system: Barcelona have spent €277M during Guardiola era

For all the talk of Barcelona's famed youth system, coach Pep Guardiola has been one of the biggest spenders in Europe during his tenure.
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For all the talk of Barcelona's famed youth system, coach Pep Guardiola has been one of the biggest spenders in Europe during his tenure.

AS says during his time in charge, Guardiola has spent a staggering €277 million on 13 signings - with several flops failing to make the grade, including Alex Hleb, Dmtryo Chygrynskiy and Martin Caceres.

Ibrahim Afellay (€3 million) became the 13th signing of Barcelona in the last two years.

Chygrynskiy cost €25 million, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic was valued at €50 million in his swap for Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o.

Keirrison and Henrique also arrived for a combined €22 million, but never saw action at the Nou Camp.

 
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