Market values do not always correspond 100% to what is ultimately paid for (Site notre bureau spécialisé)ers. However, they give a damn good impression of the players who scored last season.
We have therefore created a top eleven of the players with the estimates of ‘(Site notre équipe d’expert)’ who made the biggest jumps in market value last year.
André Onana (Inter, €23m to €35m): Reached the Champions League final with Inter as perhaps the tournament’s best goalkeeper. If you then see that Onana had previously been banned for months and was therefore on the Ajax bench afterwards, the huge leap is explained. His qualities were not a secret before.
Alejandro Balde (FC Barcelona, +46 million euros to 50 million): As Barca’s rising star, the market value often exceeds the number of followers of the latest Insta influencer. Balde ousted Jordi Alba on the bench and is only 19 years old. Maybe the new valuation isn’t so far-fetched after all.
Min-jae Kim (Naples, €46m to €60m): Almost all the top teams are licking their fingers for the centre-back who was instrumental in Napoli’s winning season. This of course has its price. In all likelihood, FC Bayern will win the contract.
António Silva (Benfica, €44.7m to €45m): Still worth around 300,000 euros about a year ago, Silva has improved his market value by 14,900% with great performance and a furious CL ride. Even the blocks of Shinji Kagawa Royal Market are amazed.
Jérémie Frimpong (Leverkusen, +20m€ at 40m): Man United’s Diogo Dalot might have been mentioned here, but we’re madly in love with the Bayer Leverkusen right winger who, along with Moussa Diaby, is the quickest winger pair since Concorde.
Moisés Caicedo (Brighton, €69m to €75m): What a surprise season can do in the Premier League. The supposed no-names become absolute stars if, for example, you qualify for the Europa League with Brighton like Caicedo and leave behind teams like Tottenham or Chelsea.
Enzo Fernández (Chelsea, 65 to 80 million euros): What a World Cup win with Argentina can do. Supposed no-names become absolute stars, for which Chelsea simply pays 120 million euros.
Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool, €49m to €65m): What a World Cup win and a surprise season with Brighton so… Ok, sorry. But it’s very visible which midfielders made the biggest leaps last year.
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Naples, +70m€ at 85m): The other price factor is of course the championship of SSC Napoli. Kvaratskhelia or of course Kvaradona was the big discovery on the left wing and the big challenge for many live commentators.
Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt, +64 million euros to 80 million): That’s how fast it can go when suddenly all the best clubs on the planet are looking for a new one. The question whether Kolo Muani will change this summer is still open. However, it is certain that, if the worst were to happen, it would be more expensive than a four-room apartment in Prenzlauer Berg.
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, €55m-€120m): Not for sale is Saka, who is a central part of Mikel Arteta’s plans. Just like Odegaard. And Havertz. And Gabriel Jesus. And Martinelli. And Saliba. Old butterfly, what a team with a promising future.