English Premier League is the biggest football league in the world. It is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. The market vlaue of the Premier League clubs is huge due to the massive TV broadcast deals. In thisarticle, we will be ranking the Premier League clubs based on market value.
It’s well known that the Premier League is the richest domestic competition in world football, but which club has the most valuable squad? Using data from Transfermarkt, we’ve ranked all 20 teams on that very question.
Of course, a player’s actual value is determined by how much a buyer is willing to pay for him. The figures here are therefore estimates, albeit ones based on relevant factors such as ability, age, contract status and plenty more.
This data is correct as of 1st March. After that, there has been a huge dip in the market values of the clubs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here is the ranking of the 20 Premier League clubs based on market value.
15. Crystal Palace [230,00 mil. €]
Crystal Palace refused to sell star man Wilfried Zaha for anything less than £80m in the summer, reasoning that the Ivory Coast international is so integral to their survival chances that it’s better to retain his services than risk giving up the riches that come with Premier League membership. Zaha is easily the most valuable player at Selhurst Park, Luka Milivojevic comes in at number two.
14. Watford FC [231,80 mil. €]
Steadily climbing the table in recent years comes with associated costs, but Watford does have good players in its squad. Record signing Ismaila Sarr is one of three players valued at more than €20m, along with Abdoulaye Doucouré and Gerard Deulofeu, who continues to gain a higher market value.
13. Aston Villa [261,40 mil. €]
Aston Villa were the Premier League’s busiest team in the transfer market, splashing £144.5m on 12 new faces. Only Manchester United spent more, and their £148m outlay was in part funded by the £74m sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter. Villa’s most valuable player is Jack Grealish, closely followed by summer arrival Wesley , with Henri Lansbury are down the other end.
12. Newcastle United [311,33 mil. €]
After a slight reprieve under Rafael Benitez, the doom-and-gloom mood has returned to St James’ Park. Mike Ashley is still calling the shots upstairs, while Steve Bruce is considered – at best – an underwhelming successor to Benitez.
Despite being one of the biggest clubs in the division, Newcastle’s squad value is only the 14th highest. Summer signings Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin lead the way, followed by Miguel Almiron.
11. Bournemouth [342,75 mil. €]
Fans of uniformity will be delighted to know the Cherries’ squad includes not one but three players valued above €25m: Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser and David Brooks. They are not the most valuable players, though – that honour goes to Nathan Aké at €31.5m.