These stars are just waiting for an opportunity to shine on the court.
These are the players that currently have the highest price as free agents. / Photos: instagram.com/cavaniofficial21, instagram.com/mariogotze
LatinamericanPost | Juan Manuel Londoño
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As in all sports, the business side is frequently prioritized over fan expectations. We see it all the time: a player that fans consider good remains on the bench, or due to contract expiration, he runs out of a team . These are the 5 players of the moment that have the highest price as free agents and, therefore, are the most desired, according to Transfermarkt.
1. Edison Cavani
The Uruguayan former PSG player tops this list with a market value of 20 million euros. In January, he had applied to leave the French club, due to rumors that Atlético de Madrid was interested in him. The center-forward is the player who has scored the most in this team with 200 goals, and in his last season in La Ligue he played 14 games, and had 4 goals and 2 assists.
2. Ryan Fraser
The last team of this Scottish player was Bournemouth. According to The Sun, it seems that the transfer rumors went to his head, as a very regular season in the last Premier League, with just one goal in 28 appearances, after having achieved 7 goals and 11 assists in the 2019 season. However, Transfermarkt assigns him a value of 17.5 million euros.
3. Malang Sarr
This young man of just 21 years old last played as a defense for OGC Nice. Many may not recognize this name, as Sarr has not had the opportunity, he needs to shine in his lineup. However, a Total Football analysis report acknowledges that "he has a lot of room to grow" and that "it is impressive that he has played 102 games in Ligue at just 21 years old." Transfermarkt values this player at 16 million euros.
4. Mario Götze
The 2014 world cup champion and 5-time German cup champion left Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. According to the BBC, the Dortmund sports manager said it was "a mutual and respectful decision", as the star did not fit into the team's current lineup. Mario has a current value of 10.5 million euros.
5. Jeff Hendrick
4 years done at Burnley. I’ve said my goodbyes to the players and staff already but just a thank you to the fans. It’s been a good few years with some memorable results. Finishing 7th with a little club like Burnley as they say was something else. The crowd noise don’t go unnoticed and it really helps push the lads on so keep it up. You have a great group of lads representing your club so keep being their 12th man and help them in the last few games and next year. I can’t speak highly enough of the lads there, they deserve nothing but praise for their efforts week in week out. Cheers. Goodbye and thanks again
Finally we have this young Irishman, whose last team was the Burnley from Inglaterrra. Transfermarkt values him at 9 million euros. A fan favorite, Hendrick is not the most spectacular player, but his work ethic and ability to regain possession of the ball after offensive mistakes have earned him the respect of his coaches.