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Premier League squads drop £1.6bn in value

English Premier League could lose £1bn if the 2019-20 season doesn't finish
Raheem Sterling
Man City’s Raheem Sterling will be one to watch for the hosts (Getty Images)

An estimated £1.6bn has been wiped off the value of Premier League squads due to the coronavirus crisis. Football statistics website Transfermarkt has made the calculation using a variety of data and the aggregated estimates of site users.

It predicts a widespread drop in prices with Manchester City's squad suffering the biggest loss of around £225m. Transfermarkt founder Matthias Seidel said: “The stock market prices collapsed.”

“Many clubs could be threatened by insolvency and transfer plans come to a standstill because of the many uncertainties.”

It has been estimated that the English Premier League could lose £1bn if the 2019-20 season doesn't finish.

Transfermarkt uses a variety of statistics including a player's age, length of contract and previous transfer fees. Those details are discussed with their community with an estimated value established.

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to reduce clubs' revenue and affect the transfer market. The table below shows how the estimated value of the Premier League's top stars has been reduced.

  • Raheem Sterling £115m - £29m
  • Kevin de Bruyne £108m - £27m
  • Harry Kane £108m - £27m
  • Mohamed Salah £108m - £27m
  • Sadio Mane £108m - £27m
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold £89m - £10m
  • N’Golo Kante £72m - £18m
  • Virgil van Dijk £72m - £18m
  • Bernardo Silva £72m - £18m
  • Leroy Sane £72m - £18m
  • Paul Pogba £72m - £18m

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is still estimated to be the English Premier League’s most expensive player but his price has dropped by £29m. Manchester City’s squad value has dropped from approximately £1.1bn to £917m.

Seidel added: "The current global cut (in transfer fees) is a reaction to the extraordinary general situation, in light of which it can’t be ruled out that a further cut has to be made in a few weeks."

“At the moment, it is difficult to imagine that transfer fees will continue to rise as they have in previous years in the foreseeable future.”
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