Rashford, Foden and Alexander-Arnold top Mbappe in transfer value rankings

March 24 – Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden represent the most valuable assets of Manchester United and Manchester City, making up 15% and 10% of their clubs squads’ total transfer value, according to data from the CIES Football Observatory.

From a transfer value perspective, defender Trent Alexander-Arnold represents Liverpool’s biggest asset at a value of more than €90 million (12% of Liverpool’s total squad value). Notable in that his value is higher than Liverpool’s celebrated forward line of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The CIES Football Observatory ranking looks at the top valued footballers for each of the 98 teams from the five major European leagues, as well as the percentage that the value of the most expensive player represents out of the total estimated transfer value of his owner club.

Rashford’s transfer value rating of more than £150 million is the same as Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (21.5% of Dortmund’s total squad value).

Recent transfer valuation data has generally had France and PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe as the most valuable player. His star as slipped slightly with the data ranking him as having a transfer value of more than €120 million (the same as Foden, Arsenal’s Bukayo Sako and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix Borussia) but making up 22.3% of PSG’s total squad value.

“The lowest dependance on the top valued player was recorded for an Italian Serie A team. With an estimated transfer value between €30 and €40M, Italian national A-team centre back Gianluca Mancini represents 8,7% of the total estimated AS Rome’s squad value. At the opposite end of the table is SD Eibar, where Edu Expósito (€15-20M) represents almost 40% of the total squad value,” says the CIES report.

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