Yesterday we carried an article looking at ‘Transfermarkt’s’ (specialist website dealing in valuations of players and teams) analysis of all the squads at the European Championships and how they determined the valued each country’s twenty three man squad, this was largely based on transfer fees for players who have in recent times moved clubs and then market valuations given to those that haven’t. Any method of valuation will be subjective to an extent but each squad had been given values using the same method and a neutral organisation have compiled them.
Today we turn our attention to how Transfermarkt judged the English Premier League teams and in particular, Newcastle’s individual players. This is how the top ten English clubs were judged in terms of total value of squad:
Manchester City (£435m), Manchester United (£375m), Chelsea (£345m), Arsenal (£280m), Spurs (£240m), Liverpool (£205m), Everton (£125m), Newcastle (£120m), Villa (£105m) and Mackems (£93.5m) (In comparison they valued Barcelona’s squad at £520m and Real Madrid £475m)
Fraser Forster (£1.8m), Tim Krul (£5.3m)
Fabricio Coloccini (£6.2m), Mike Williamson (£3.1m), Steven Taylor (£5.3m), Davide Santon (£6.2m), Danny Simpson (£4m), James Perch (£1.3m)
Yohan Cabaye (£10.5m), Cheick Tiote (£9.7m), Dan Gosling (£1.8m), Jonas Gutierrez (£7m), Hatem Ben Arfa (£7.5m), Sylvain Marveaux (£5.3m), Gabriel Obertan (£3.1m), Sammy Ameobi (£1.8m)
Papiss Cisse (£12m), Demba Ba (£13m), Leon Best (£2.6m), Shola (£2.2m), Nile Ranger (£1.3m)
We know some of the figures that have been bandied about with regard to our elite players but just because Andy Carroll goes for silly money I suppose you can’t automatically then say Papiss Cisse must be worth more than £35m because he scored goals for fun in less than half a season at St.James’ Park.
Interesting to see their take on Demba Ba which I think is in the right ball park and would suggest that if he leaves for around £7m then it would represent a relative bargain for the buying club.
You can have a lot of fun with these figures and for example the Ameobi valuations will go massively up (and down) on these figures, depending on how you rate them.
What I think is massively clear is that our squad has continued to gain in value whatever system you use to value it, just hope our most valuable players are out there doing the business in black & white once again next season.