Transfermarkt.de have released an update to their market values for the Bundesliga with Jude Bellingham moving clear at the top as the most valuable player in the German topflight. Jamal Musiala and Josko Gvardiol see their values increase, but the news isn’t so good for Sadio Mané or Timo Werner.
According to the transfer website, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham has seen his market vale rise €10 million to €90 million to take him to the number one spot in the value rankings. The 19-year-old plays like a seasoned pro and bosses the BVB midfield like a veteran. The question of whether he moves on from the Signal Iduna Park for big money, is a question of when, rather than if. There will be no shortage of interested parties when the time comes.
Germany’s hottest prospect Jamal Musiala has also seen his value increase and he is priced at €80 million now, putting him in the bracket of players behind Bellingham such as Joshua Kimmich and Christopher Nkunku. This season at Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann has been forced to pick Musiala based on his displays. He is simply undroppable right now as he belies his age to boss the Bavarian’s attack.
Like Musiala, RB attacker Nkunku has seen his value increase by €15 million in the update. He will also be heavily linked with a move next summer after being denied one this year and signing a new deal (with a bigger release clause no doubt). The biggest jump in value is that of Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, who has seen a €25 million increase in his value this season to €60 million. Like Nkunku there was Premier League interest this summer, which is sure to return in the winter window or next summer.
The Bundesliga MVP’s
Jude Bellingham- €90 million
Joshua Kimmich- €80 million
Christopher Nkunku- €80 million
Jamal Musiala- €80 million
Alphonso Davies- €70 million
Florian Wirtz- €70 million
Mathhijs de Ligt- €70 million
Serge Gnabry- €65 million
Leon Goretzka- €65 million
In terms of players losing value in this latest update the names of Sadio Mané, Timo Werner and Angelino stand out. Mané’s indifferent start to life at Bayern has seen his value drop by €10 million to 60 million. “Mané has not yet been able to fulfil the great expectations put in his signing, although his performances this season played no role in this assessment,” site administrator Fredric Hillmann said.
“His age was also not important for the first valuation as a Bundesliga player, but the transfer fee. The difference between his previous market value and the amount paid for him was too significant, even if he had only one year remaining on his contract.”
Timo Werner has also not exactly set the Bundesliga alight since his return from Chelsea and his valuation has seen a €10 million decrease as has former Leipzig wingback Angelino following his move to Hoffenheim.
Union Berlin’s in-form strike duo of Sheraldo Becker (€8 million), and Jordan Pefok (€3 million) see understandable increases. Elsewhere other early season performers like Randal Kolo Muani, Manu Koné and Mathys Tel have seen increases in their market values.
The market value is not necessarily the price a club will ask or can get for a player. It would not be outside the realms of possibility for a Premier League to pay €100+ million for Jude Bellingham. It is a sellers’ market and if there is competition for a player a bidding war could easily push up any market value.