Premier League Squad Valuation – Newcastle Ranked Ninth
The latest report from the respected CIES Football Observatory contains an analysis of the value of club squads for each country, termed as Transfer Asset Valuation, with the Premier League making particularly interesting reading.
While the likes of Barcelona (593m – all figures in Euros), Real Madrid (488m) and Bayern Munich (400m) exceed the highest placed English club, it is further down the table where Newcastle fans take an interest.
Newcastle are currently (valuations as at 1 June 2014) ranked as the ninth highest valuable squad in the Premier League, a total of 108m Euros (approx £88m) for the squad. (***The valuations are the current assessed market values, not necessarily what a club paid for the players)
While any number of their players are being targeted, especially since the departure of the manager, Southampton’s successful youth policy shines through, with their squad rated a massive 54m Euros higher. Something which explains their higher league placing, with in fact only Stoke finishing higher last season than Newcastle, despite having a lower value squad.
Everton are once again showing up as sustainable growing model in terms of getting it right on and off the pitch, especially since the increased TV riches arrived.
Poor results and squad ageing, mainly explain the relatively low value for a club such as Manchester United compared to its competitors.
While those right at the bottom such as Fulham, find themselves there due mainly to poor results and short-term contract policies.
Coming back to Newcastle, the weakness once again is that the club is massively reliant on a small handful of quality players who remain, the same small group of players incidentally who will make up the vast majority of that 108m Euros asset value.
386m Manchester City
273m Manchester United
108m Newcastle United
84m Aston Villa
47m West Ham
42m Crystal Palace
40m West Brom
(CIES Football Observatory is dedicated to the statistical analysis of sport and has done so since 2005. Their specialism is in studying the football ‘labour market’, performance analysis at both team and player level, plus predictive models to determine the outcome of competitions.)
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