The CIES Football Observatory, a Swiss football thinktank, has released its data for the year on the world’s most highly transfer valued clubs…
Their figures are based on adding up the value of every individual. Individuals are valued on ability, contract status, age, marketability and the league in which they play in. The Premier League has the highest premium, which has probably contributed to our unbelievably high ranking…
How are we above Bayern Munich! How are we above Manchester City?!
It’s likely because our squad is very young, meaning the potential sell-on value of the players is much higher.
Anyway – here’s their top 10!
10) Juventus – €308.1m
The Champions League finalists have a very old average age in their squad, and they’d be ranked significantly lower if it wasn’t for their prize asset: Paul Pogba.
9) Tottenham – €313.9m
Spurs have Harry Kane, who is rated as the 15th most valuable player in the world in the report – based on potential sell-on value! He’s the reason they appear in the Top 10, primarily.
8) Manchester United – €337.3m
Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, David de Gea… And still below Liverpool? We’re not sure we agree with the calculations – but we’ll take it!
7) Manchester City – €374.7m
City’s better players are mostly ageing, although Sergio Aguero is valued at €78-86m, the fifth highest in the world.