The most revalued and devalued footballers of 2021

We review the top 5 of this list made by the Transfermarkt website.

Pedri González, Marcos Llorente and Eden Hazard

Players had a phenomenal performance with their respective teams, others did not have the same luck. Photos: IG-pedrigonzalez, IG-marcosllorente, IG-hazardeden_10

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With the end of the European soccer season ever closer, millions of players had a phenomenal performance with their respective teams, others did not have the same luck and a large percentage of young people ended up demonstrating their talent for the first time to become the center. of the looks. Given this, the specialized statistics outlet Transfermarkt published a list with the most revalued and undervalued soccer players in the market in 2021. Here we will review the top-5.

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The most winners

Soccer in Europe witnessed the revaluation of several figures in the Spanish tournament, a league that has five of the top ten in 2021, as well as some young people under 20 years of age. It is worth mentioning that the top 10 also include names such as the French Maxence Lacroix (Wolfsburg) and Jules Koundé (Seville), the Dutch Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), the Peruvian Renato Tapia (Celta de Vigo), and the Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri (Seville).

1. Pedri

At just 18 years old, Pedri not only became a key player for Barcelona but also holds the title of the most valuable U19 midfielder of the moment. So far this year its value has risen by 40 million more to reach an incredible figure of 70 million euros.

2. Marcos Llorente

Versatile and decisive in the final stretch of the season for Atlético de Madrid, the Spaniard was able to stand out above the rest, something that he failed to achieve at Real Madrid years ago. In this way, he had a rise of 25 million euros to reach 70 like Pedri.

3. Kingsley Coman

Bayern Munich once again had a large number of players as protagonists, but one of those who enjoyed the most improvement compared to last year was the French winger. Thanks to his important goals and dazzling performance in the Bundesliga, Coman increased his value by 25 million euros, to reach the figure of 65 in total.

4. Florian Wirtz

Bayer Leverkusen did not feel the loss of their former star Kai Havertz, since for the 20/21 season they removed this new promise from Germany from their lower categories. Wirtz raised his value about 21 million to have a market figure of 45 million euros, being the most valuable 17-year-old player in the world.

5. Bukayo Saka

Many things can be said about Arsenal, but if there is something more than certain it is that they have a very good eye to revalue young players. The English club has in its ranks this 19-year-old midfielder who will soon establish himself in the England team. His goals and assists drove him to raise his price by 20 million more to reach the figure of 60 million euros in total.

The great disappointments

It is no secret to anyone that the quality of LaLiga declined this season, a situation that can be seen in this list led by Real Madrid and Barcelona. In the last positions of this top-10 are talented soccer players who lowered their value by 20 million euros; such as Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mané, Serge Gnabry, Lionel Messi, and Joao Félix.

1. Clément Lenglet

Barcelona suffered a lot this season in the defensive zone and a large part of that burden was carried by the French central defender. Costly mistakes and performances that left much to be desired gave Lenglet a hard blow, who despite everything had many minutes to play. Its market value fell to 25 million euros after a loss of the same value.

2. Miralem Pjanić

The Bosnian came to the Catalan team with the mission of occupying a position in the midfield, but his performance was not adequate and he ended up losing many games. Without goals or assists, Pjanić had a year to forget, something that cost him a 22 million loss to bring his market value down to 28 million euros.

3. Eden Hazard

Injuries and more injuries did not let the Belgian show his potential and he suffered a new devaluation since his arrival at the white club. Although he was a starter in the most decisive match of Real Madrid in the Champions League, Hazard out of tune and reaffirmed his price drop to 40 million euros, losing another 20 million more for this 2021.

4. Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian came down from heaven to hell in a year, and after winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich, the midfielder returned to Barcelona with the aim of starting and contributing with goals and assists, but it did not happen that way. With the few missed opportunities, Coutinho also fell to 40 million euros after losing another 20 million in this bleak season.

5. Antoine Griezmann

A very irregular year for the Frenchman who was called to be Messi's best partner this season, something that was rarely noticed on the pitch. Although the attacker contributed several important goals to the team, he could not avoid a fall in his value of 20 million euros, a scenario that leaves him with a total of 60 million in the current market.