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Market value in football before and after COVID-19

The coronavirus has made footballers cheap. At ProFootballDB, we have decided to see how much the value of individual players has been affected by the virus. Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable player while Neymar has been the most affected.

There are more and more transfer stories these days and they are all about swap deals rather than multi-million euro signings due to the coronavirus crisis. Clubs have less money, but the players are also less valuable and at ProFootballDB we have decided to measure it.

We have done so by using an algorithm which takes into account factors to do with each club, footballer and league. Our algorithm takes into account a player’s age, the length and type of his contract, whether his league is still going on or has been cancelled, whether the player has COVID-19 or not and even external factors to do with the economic situation of a country.

Kylian Mbappé (192.26M), Raheem Sterling (164.45M) and Harry Kane (155.48M) are still the top three like before, but they have lost a lot of value. 19.2% the Frenchman, 11.9% the Citry man and 11.6% the Spurs man. Inside the top ten, Jadon Sancho (84.34M) has gone ahead of Roberto Firmino (84.15M).

In addition, there are changes in positions. Neymar (86.55M) drops from fifth to sixth position, Mane (96.37M) from sixth to seventh, Rashford (89.46M), from eighth to to ninth and Lukaku (86.83M) from ninth to tenth.

Salah (96.58M) is the only one who goes upHe moves from seventh to fifth. Griezmann (109.74M) remains in fourth.

Source: BeSoccer

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