With the transfer silly season upon us, Europe’s heavyweights are slugging it out trying to land a decisive blow in the market.
And thanks to the CIES Football Observatory, Deereport can bring you the top 50 wallet-busting players around this January. In good news struggling Chelsea, the Blues feature more often than any other club making Jose Mourinho’s sacking seem all the more reasonable. In addition, Eden Hazard was named as the Premier League’s most valuable player beating Cristiano Ronaldo into fourth place. More after the cut……
Two Englishmen make the top ten, with Wales managing a couple of entrants too. Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the highest entrant at No5, followed shortly by Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. But Wayne Rooney, who may keep Kane out of the Three Lions’ starting XI, does not make the cut.
The list was compiled based on an algorithm which factors in a players age and contract length as well as form meaning the England skipper’s worth dropped as he is past 30. In fact, only Santi Cazorla and Ronaldo featured for the over-30s.
Big-money signing Anthony Martial seems like a bargain for Manchester United after coming in just behind Alexis Sanchez, with the duo both beating Gareth Bale. The list is below.