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.
5. Manchester United [800,75 mil. €]
Manchester United were the league’s biggest spenders this summer, sanctioning purchases worth a combined £148m. Yet despite being one of the division’s top two cash-splashers in recent years, the Red Devils only rank fifth in squad value. Paul Pogba leads the way, Marcus Rashford is second to the Frenchman.
4. Chelsea FC [848,05 mil. €]
Chelsea lost Eden Hazard and been unable to sign anyone last summer (although they were permitted to buy former loanee Mateo Kovacic on a permanent basis), but they still make the top four in this list.
N’Golo Kante is worth more than any of his team-mates according to Transfermarkt’s calculations, with the Frenchman valued at £90m. Next up is Jorginho, with world record goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Christian Pulisic close behind.
3. Tottenham Hotspur [897,50 mil. €]
Even with no investment in transfers prior to purchasing Tanguy Ndombele, Spurs still come only third in market value. The large market value for Harry Kane carries Spurs almost single handedly. Heung-min Son (£72m) and summer signing Tanguy Ndombele (£58.5m) account for another £130m.
2. Liverpool [1,19 bil. €]
Liverpool kept their powder dry in the summer transfer market, opting against making any major additions to a squad which won the Champions League and finished second in the Premier League last season.
Despite the lack of new faces, the Reds’ ranks still contain plenty of valuable players. Smart player investments have seen Liverpool’s valuation rise because of players like Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah along with their two star fullbacks.
1. Manchester City [1,29 bil. €]
It’s no secret that Manchester City have spent bucketloads of cash in recent years, but it’s still extraordinary that the Premier League champions’ squad is considered to be worth more than £1bn, with an average of £45.58m per player.
Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne both break the £100m barrier, while Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva come close at £90m each. City have no fewer than 11 players who are valued at £50m or above – which is a big part of the reason they are one of the best clubs in the world.