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Transfermarkt has given allLaLiga players a new market value, and the bottom line is that several of the biggest clubs have experienced a significant drop—even the kings of Europe have to accept a small minus. But also the biggest plus goes to aReal Madrid star, as well as an upgrade that has never been made before in 18 years of market values on Transfermarkt, while a downward trend manifests itself among the top goalkeepers.
In 2018, Real Madrid bought Vinicius Juniorfor €45 million.The Brazilian defends his top spot in LaLiga with a market value of €100 million. In 2019, the capital club also acquired the services of Rodrygo, who is now the biggest winner of the update with a jump from €40 million to €60 million. The combined cost at the time for the Brazilian wingers was €90 million. With two goals against Man City, Rodrygo helped Los Blancos to reach the Champions League final, while Vinicius secured the title with his decisive goal.
The most valuable players in LaLiga 36 Gerard Moreno | Villarreal CF | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
35 Casemiro | Real Madrid | New Market Value: €40M ©imago images
34 Diego Carlos | Sevilla FC | New Market Value: €40M ©imago images
33 Yannick Carrasco | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
32 Rodrigo de Paul | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
31 Nabil Fekir | Real Betis | New Market Value: €40M ©imago images
30 José Gayà | Valencia CF | Market Value: €40M ©Imago/TM
29 Thomas Lemar | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
28 Marco Asensio | Real Madrid | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
27 Ferland Mendy | Real Madrid | New Market Value:€40M ©imago images
26 Gonçalo Guedes | Valencia CF | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
25 Yéremy Pino | Villarreal CF | Market Value: €40M ©imago images
24 Jan Oblak | Atlético de Madrid | New Market Value: €45M ©imago images
23 Marcos Llorente | Atlético de Madrid | New Market Value: €45M ©imago images
22 Ángel Correa | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €45M ©imago images
21 Ferran Torres | FC Barcelona | Market Value: €45M ©imago images
20 José María Giménez | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €50M ©imago images
19 Mikel Merino | Real Sociedad | Market Value: €50M ©imago images
18 Carlos Soler | Valencia CF | Market Value: €50M ©imago images
17 Pau Torres | Villarreal CF | Market Value: €50M ©imago images
16 Arnaut Danjuma | Villarreal CF | Market Value: €50M ©imago images
15 Ronald Araújo | FC Barcelona | New Market Value: €50M ©imago images
14 David Alaba | Real Madrid | Market Value: €55M ©imago images
13 Eduardo Camavinga | Real Madrid | Market Value: €55M ©imago images
12 Thibaut Courtois | Real Madrid | New Market Value: €60M ©TM/imago images
11 Mikel Oyarzabal | Real Sociedad | New Market Value: €60M ©imago images
10 Frenkie de Jong | FC Barcelona | New Market Value: €60M ©imago images
9 Éder Militão | Real Madrid | Market Value: €60M ©imago images
8 Jules Koundé | Sevilla FC | Market Value: €60M ©Imago/TM
7 Rodrygo | Real Madrid | New Market Value: €60M ©imago images
6 Ansu Fati | FC Barcelona | Market Value: €60M ©imago images
5 Gavi | FC Barcelona | Market Value: €60M ©imago images
4 Federico Valverde | Real Madrid | New Market Value: €70M ©imago images
3 João Félix | Atlético de Madrid | Market Value: €70M ©imago images
2 Pedri | FC Barcelona | Market Value: €80M ©imago images
1 Vinicius Junior | Real Madrid | Market Value: €100M ©imago images
“Thanks to his outstanding performances in LaLiga and the Champions League at the end of the season, Rodrygo has recommended himself for a significant upgrade,” Area Manager Spain Tobias Blaseio said. “Although often coming on as a substitute, the Brazilian has played a big part in the triumphs of the Madrilenians thanks to his goal contributions and mentality. His brace in the semi-final against Manchester City is unforgettable – a regular spot should be the next step in the upcoming season. Thanks to his above-average positional play, the winger can compensate for physical deficits, and his intelligence on the pitch is already at a high level.”
Big plus at 34: Real Madrid’s Benzema provides market value novelty
The mentor of the two Brazilian talents is currently the best striker in the world: Karim Benzema. Aging like a fine wine, the 34-year-old is in the form of his life: 44 goals in 46 games—the Frenchman has never been better and this is also reflected in his market value, which is raised from €25 million to €30 million. There has never been such a big upgrade for a player of his age.
Market Value K. Benzema Centre-Forward €30.00m
As paradoxical as it may sound, Thibaut Courtois, who secured Real the Champions League title and became the man of the match, is devalued from €65 million to €60 million. However, this has nothing to do with his performances. “In the course of international market value coordination, TM sometimes makes strong devaluations in the top goalkeeper segment, as there is hardly any movement on the market and high transfer fees are a rarity,” LaLiga expert Blaseio said. “The Belgian therefore receives a minimal devaluation, but is now the most valuable goalkeeper in the world by a larger margin than before.”
Courtois 5thThe most expensive goalkeepers in histpryClick here for overviewWhen you talk about the top goalkeeper segment, you quickly end up with Atlético’sJan Oblak and Barça’s Marc-André ter Stegen. For Oblak, who in his eighth season for Atleti arguably had his weakest campaign yet, the market value goes down from €60 million to €45 million. In his first seven years, he was never beaten more than 29 times in LaLiga – in 2021/22, he conceded 43 goals. Ter Stegen could not regularly perform at the highest level as well. As a result, the Germany international drops from €45 million to €30 million.
Market Value T. Courtois Goalkeeper €60.00m
Also due to the high devaluations of their goalkeepers, the biggest market value losses can be found in the squads of Atlético (-53 to €626 million) and Barcelona (-52.5 to €608 million). The highest percentage drop of 12.3% goes toSevilla (-50.6 to €361 million). For Real Madrid (-6.5 to €750 million), there is only a minimal downgrade in relation to the value of the squad.
Big market value losses for Barça’s de Jong and Atlético’s Llorente
A year ago, current Manchester United targetFrenkie de Jong (Barça) andMarcos Llorente (Atlético) were among the five most valuable LaLiga players—today, de Jong just barely makes the top 10 and Llorente the top 25. “The Dutchman actually has everything on offer that the Barça DNA asks for: Playing intelligence and technical ability, actually a prime example of the Cruyff school of football,” Blaseio said about his market value downgrade from €70 million to €60 million. “Nevertheless, it doesn’t quite seem to fit. De Jong, unfortunately, doesn’t look like he can take over a leadership role in the long run, so a sale seems attractive from Barcelona’s perspective. Whether de Jong will shape a successful era at the Catalans, there is a question mark behind that.”
Market Value F. de Jong Central Midfield €60.00m
For Llorente, drops even further, from €60 million to €45 million. “Under Diego Simeone, the development of the player hasstagnated and Llorente has suffered from his versatility,” Blaseio said. “The midfielder has lacked any impact this season, so his goal contributions have deteriorated extremely. Two goals in this season after 25 in the previous one speak for themselves and are the main reason for the drop in market value. Simeone would do well to use him as attack-minded as possible again to bring his strengths back to life.”
Market Value M. Llorente Central Midfield €45.00m
Away from the Champions League spots, one of Valencia’s big winners is 22-year-old Hugo Guillamón. The defensive all-rounder is making a jump from €10 million to €20 million – meaning he almost tripled his market value in a year.
Market Value H. Guillamón Defensive Midfield €20.00m
“The young Spaniard has played a stable season in a struggling environment and has developed into a leader, making him a candidate for the Spanish national team once again,” Blaseio said. “Despite his change of position from centre-back to defensive midfield, he has been able to establish himself and was supposed to have his contract extended a long time ago. However, due to various disagreements with the owner and the club, the renewal has not yet been finalised. Guillamón emerged from the club’s youth ranks and seems to want to stay, but if the unrest at the club does not disappear, this could change. There should be no shortage of potential buyers.”
How Transfermarkt market values work
The Transfermarkt market values are calculated, taking into account various pricing models. A major factor is the Transfermarkt community, whose members discuss and evaluate player market values in detail. In general, the Transfermarkt market values are not to be equated with transfer fees.
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La Liga market values: Biggest jump for Rodrygo & Benzema makes history – De Jong loses out