The 2018 summer transfer window was witness to some major deals. Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, and so on. While the big European league’s usual suspects were in the thick of it, another team caught the attention of many: Pyramids FC, a brand new club from Egypt, who set a new expenditure record for an African team, and has one of the most extravagant football stories of the year.
Pyramids FC spent 40 million Euros building a squad from scratch – signing 23 players – and a staff. But, how did a new Egyptian team spend more than Porto, Watford and Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande?