Top 20 best value transfers of the summer, according to statistics

22 Jan

We all know transfers can either be hits or misses.

Some players take time to settle and others adapt easily to their new clubs, having an instant impact.

And the CIES Football Observatory have attempted to find out which summer moves have so far yielded the most value.

Fabinho was bought by Liverpool for a big fee but has his value increased?

The Swiss statisticians have taken every player’s reported fee in the summer and their current estimated value – worked out by their own impressive algorithm – and calculated the best deals so far this year.

So, which stars have since the biggest increase in their value from their transfer fee in the summer? Find out below.

20. Jorginho (Napoli to Chelsea) – Value increase from fee – €18.2m
Reported fee – €57million
Current estimated value – €75.2million

Jorginho has struggled in recent games

19. Krzysztof Piatek (Cracovia to Genoa) – Value increase from fee – €18.4m
Reported fee – €4.5million
Current estimated value – €22.9million
18. Thilo Kehrer (Schalke to Paris Saint-Germain) – Value increase from fee – €18.5m
Reported fee – €37million
Current estimated value – €55.5million
17. Jonathan Ikone (Paris Saint-Germain to Lille) – Value increase from fee – €19.4m
Reported fee – €5million
Current estimated value – €24.4million
16. Felipe Anderson (Lazio to West Ham) – Value increase from fee – €19.9m
Reported fee – €37million
Current estimated value – €56.9million

Anderson has been a revelation since joining the Hammers in the summer

15. Richarlison (Watford to Everton) – Value increase from fee – €20.2m
Reported fee – €56million
Current estimated value – €76.2million
14. Alban Lafont (Toulouse to Fiorentina) – Value increase from fee – €20.9m
Reported fee – €8.5million
Current estimated value – €29.4million
13. Alassane Plea (Nice to Borussia Monchengladbach) – Value increase from fee – €21.7m
Reported fee – €23million
Current estimated value – €44.7million
12. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid to Juventus) – Value increase from fee – €22.2m
Reported fee – €105million
Current estimated value – €127.2million

Ronaldo is still scoring for fun at Juventus

11. Clement Lenglet (Sevilla to Barcelona) – Value increase from fee – €27m
Reported fee – €35million
Current estimated value – €62million
10. Bryan Cristante (Atalanta to Roma) – Value increase from fee – €27.2m
Reported fee – €30million
Current estimated value – €57.2million
9. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea to Real Madrid) – Value increase from fee – €29.5m
Reported fee – €40million
Current estimated value – €69.5million
8. Fabinho (Monaco to Liverpool) – Value increase from fee – €31.5m
Reported fee – €55million
Current estimated value – €86.5million
7. Alisson (Roma to Liverpool) – Value increase from fee – €33.1m
Reported fee – €72.5million
Current estimated value – €105.6million

Liverpool star Alisson Becker has been superb this season

6. Matteo Guendouzi (Lorient to Arsenal) – Value increase from fee – €34.2m
Reported fee – €9million
Current estimated value – €43.2million
5. Joao Cancelo (Valencia to Juventus) – Value increase from fee – €37.6m
Reported fee – €40.4million
Current estimated value – €78million
4. Fabian Ruiz (Real Betis to Napoli) – Value increase from fee – €40.1m
Reported fee – €30million
Current estimated value – €70.1million
3. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City to Liverpool) – Value increase from fee – €40.3m
Reported fee – €14.7million
Current estimated value – €55.0million

Shaqiri has shone at Anfield, surprising fans and pundits alike

2. Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria to Arsenal) – Value increase from transfer fee – €44.3m
Reported fee – €30million
Current estimated value – €74.3million

Lucas Torreira has been a revelation in north London

1. Rodri (Villarreal to Atletico Madrid) – Value increase from transfer fee – €45.1m
Reported fee – €25million
Current estimated value – €70.1million

Atletico Madrid ace Rodri

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Spurs submit formal offer for Nice attacker Alassane Plea

27 Jun

Tottenham have made a formal offer for Nice attacker Alassane Plea, according to reports.

Plea, 25, was linked with a move to the Lilywhites earlier this week, though Borussia Monchengladbach of Germany were also named as suitors of his.

Plea has established himself as a fine goal scorer in France’s Ligue 1

But Spurs look to have pressed forward with their interest to get ahead in the race for Plea, with RMC claiming the north Londoners have submitted a formal bid worth around £23million (€26m) to Nice for Plea.

Plea, capped at Under-21 level by France, scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 outfits last term, and he’s developed into one of the division’s most reliable goal scorers since joining Nice from Lyon – his first club – in summer 2014.

In total, Plea has scored 44 goals and created a further 23 in 135 appearances for the French Riviera club, helping them qualify for the 2017/18 Champions League – the first time Nice made it to the European Cup in 57 years.

Borussia Monchengladbach open talks to sign Tottenham target Alassane Plea

22 Jun

Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach have opened talks to sign Nice hotshot Alassane Plea, amid rumours of a bid from Tottenham Hotspur.

It was suggested earlier this week that Spurs have already lodged an offer worth around £22m for the 25-year-old striker.

Plea scored 21 goals in all competitions last season

Although that figure falls well short of his £43.8million release clause, it is said to be close to the price at which Nice would be willing to sell.

But now, according to local newspaper Nice-Matin, it is in fact German club Gladbach who have started talks with the club about a move for Plea.

Should both Spurs and Gladbach have offers accepted it will be up to Plea, who scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 outings last term, to decide where he wants to head next.

As a former Lyon and Auxerre striker, the Lille-born man is yet to test himself outside of his home country.